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I’m knitting a sweater: getting to the end of my first ball of yarn

I took Shelly’s advice and clipped out the temporary stitches in the cast on (see those here) before I knit too far along. This way if the cast on was bad I wouldn’t have put a lot of work into it and starting over wouldn’t be as heartbreaking. Thanks for the advice Shelly! Happily, the cast on hem is just fine, you can see my transitional section from 3×1 rib to 2×2 rib here.

I’ve done about 8 inches and so far it’s been going pretty quickly.

· comments [7] · 07-18-2007 · categories:knitting ·

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Adrienne // Jul 18, 2007 at 6:27 am

    I love the color!! I can’t wait to see more of it!

  • 2 Diana // Jul 18, 2007 at 8:23 am

    Did you already mention what the yarn is? Looks lovely.

  • 3 megan // Jul 18, 2007 at 8:46 am

    Diana – I did in a previous entry, I should probably link to those as this is an ongoing thing. In any case it’s the new Cotton Ease yarn, I talk a bit about in in my first sweater post.

  • 4 Maria // Jul 18, 2007 at 10:57 am

    Megan that looks great! I started knitting around the same time as you, but with so many pregnant friends I have been stuck on baby hats, booties and blankets. I will be watching your progress, I think it will be really helpfull watching you go through the sweater process before I do… thanks for being a guinea pig!

  • 5 Monica // Jul 18, 2007 at 11:50 am

    Wow, I love the tubular cast on! I’ll have to try it for my next project — it just seems so daunting.

  • 6 Shelly Kang // Jul 18, 2007 at 8:56 pm

    Megan, your sweater is looking great! Thanks for the mention as well. I’m glad the advice worked out for you and your cast-on looks beautiful.

  • 7 sir jorge // Jul 21, 2007 at 12:00 pm

    This was such a great post it made my “top 5″ today.

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