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Monday, December 15, 2014


I worked on the body of my cardigan this weekend.  After I tried it on, I decided to start the ribbing early to give it some shape, but then as I was knitting ribbing, I realized that I wasn’t sure how much yarn I’d need for the sleeves.  So, I put the body on holders and switched to the first sleeve.  This means there are two balls of yarn hanging off my sweater right now.  That kind of drives me nuts, but now the sleeve is long enough that I can just twist the sleeve as I knit and not have to rearrange the entire sweater, so it’s not as bad as it was.

Theoretically, I have enough yarn for this sweater, but I might want to make it a little longer than the pattern calls for.  Once I have the sleeves knitted, I can use everything that’s left for the body.

Since I’m only knitting on this cardigan and my Skye Boat Shawl, in an effort to finish them by the end of the year, and also because it’s just a busy time of year around here, I’m going to only blog when I’ve got real news/progress to share over the next few weeks.  I don’t figure you care to see an inch added here or there anyway.  I’ll just pop in periodically, a couple of times a week!



Blogger auntiemichal said...

Good morning, Melanie! Have you tried pinning your extra ball(s) to your work? A small bag (e.g. mesh bag, "ball bra", sandwich bag, etc) and a safety pin or two to secure it to the knitting/needle keeps things tidier. In a pinch, use a stitch holder (pin-like or DPN and stoppers) to achieve the same thing. Happy holidays!

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Suzanne said...

You are an inspiration! I am struggling with this pattern, and while it might be easy to be critical of the designer, I am not sure that anyone could write instructions for such a complex pattern any other way. As I am starting over for the third time, I think I can see my mistakes and am finally making progress. It is a lovely cardigan!

5:10 PM  

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