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Friday, October 13, 2017

The Knitting is Finished

Bentley cardigan 
I've finished the knitting on my Bentley cardigan.  It's still got a ways to go though.  Before I can call it completely finished, I've got to do a few more things:

  • Weave in the ends
  • Make button loops for the cuffs (that's why there's way too much yarn hanging off each sleeve)
  • Block the sweater
  • Prepare the button bands
  • Finish the button bands
  • Sew on the buttons
I've decided to add fabric reinforcement to the button and button hole bands and while theoretically I know what I'm doing, I've never actually done it.  I have some store bought cardigans that have petersham reinforced button bands, but as I was looking around the Internet for tutorials, I found one that mentioned using fabric.  I think some of my Liberty Tana Lawn scraps would make gorgeous button bands, so that's what I'm planning to use.

I've got a lot to do before this is finished, but it feels good to have the knitting part finished.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!



Anonymous LeAnnW said...

I love the idea of using the Tawna lawn for the bands - it will be beautiful. Since the lawn is such a lightweight fabric, I would suggest fusing a tricot or other lightweight stabilizer on the back of the lawn bands to increase their support.

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