Wednesday, January 4, 2012

I haven't forgotten you, Ski Sweater...

My ski sweater has been in pieces in the crib for a month at least. Body, and two sleeves awaiting their finishing treatment.

But of course Christmas knitting came first. And then the necessary sleeve lengthening for my brother's sweater.
Now, finally, I can shove it aside no longer and I have begun the finishing process.

Step 1: Pick up and knit hem stitches.
Step 2: Knit hem and remove needle.
Step 3: Turn inside out and sew down loosely.
Step 4: Admire, admire, admire.
I'm still working away on the lower edge hem. I'm using a needle 2 sizes smaller than I used for the main body and a worsted weight yarn (Patons Classic Wool).

The hem was knitted thus:
Pick up all knit stitches through back loop only
Purl one round
Knit one round
*K8, K2tog* around
Knit until 1.5"

I really like the way it turned out, with that little bit of red peeking through. The next thing I have to do is baste the line of where the sleeves end, and then locate a sewing machine I can use so I can run  few lines of machine stitching before cutting big honking holes in my sweater.

The very thought still makes me nervous.

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  1. i cant wait to see the finished sweater! i am beyond impressed!

  2. That's so beautiful. It looks amazing!

  3. It already looks fantastic! Can't wait to see the FO

  4. That's sooo impressive. I love the splash of red :o) c x


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