Thursday, January 10, 2013

And now...

Most of the knitting portion on this sweater is done.

It does need a severe blocking at this point. No matter how hard I try to float my yarn loosely across the back, it never ends up being quite as loose as I need. Either that or it's too loose, which is really almost worse.

The next step is to weave in all the ends, give it a good soak and let it rest while I debate on just what kind of collar to give it. (I bound off right after the last yoke decrease, having only added 3 short rows for neck shaping earlier on.)

I will probably end up steeking it on Saturday morning or Sunday, since I work the days in between.

I'm quite sorry I decided to steek it (an irreversible decision since I started and ended the rounds at the neck front, where the pattern join is most noticeable) because I am very cold and it is incredibly warm and I really don't want to take it off.

Oh well. Experience has shown me that I wear cardigans more, and once this one is done I think it will be one of my most-worn knits. I kind of wish I had added a little bit of patterning at the bottom edges and cuffs, however.

We shall see how it all turns out in the end.
Happy knitting, all <3 <3


  1. Wow- it looks fantastic! Good luck steeking (shiver). I'm excited to see how it looks as a cardigan.

  2. it looks stunning! your speed always astounds me!!

  3. I can tell just by looking that this new sweater is super cozy!

  4. What a great knit! I´m sure the steeking will be great!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog today and commenting.

    1. I always stop by your blog! Just a quiet onlooker most of the time ;)


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