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I’m knitting another sweater: second sleeve

the sweater: Ribby Cardi
the yarn: Cotton Ease in Stone
the previous entries: 1, 2, 3, 4

I’ve started on my second sleeve and I can see the end in sight. After this all I need to do is seam the sleeves to the body, pull a needle through all the live collar stitches and knit up six inches, line the center front with applied i-cord and insert a zipper! That’s a lot of work but I’m pretending it’s not for the sake of being cheerful!

· comments [4] · 11-13-2007 · categories:knitting ·

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jessica Hood // Nov 13, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    Hello! I recently posted a recap of the Stitch indie craft bazaar in Austin, Texas. I am also hosting a swag bag giveaway. I’d love for you to enter & to pass the word on to your friends!

  • 2 jennie // Nov 13, 2007 at 6:46 pm

    This is cute, but how do you stand to knit with cotton? Is the blend enough to take away the crazy pain it causes?

  • 3 splatgirl // Nov 14, 2007 at 8:37 am

    Please update us on the applied I cord at the center front thing when you get there. Unless you have already and I missed it…

  • 4 megan // Nov 14, 2007 at 9:30 am

    Splatgirl – I glossed over it for the last sweater. I mention a few sources this post, I used the Knitter’s Book of Finishing Techniques, this page at Streets and YOs, and this video at Knitting at Noon. It took a while, but the finished look is very nice, and it gives you something to grab onto when you’re pulling on the sweater or getting ready to zip it up.

    Jennie – I cannot wear wool, and it feels very scratchy and hot when I knit with it, so I knit with cotton instead. It isn’t as pleasant as knitting with something with a lot of give, but I don’t find it painful.

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