BIG THANKS to all of you sweet knitters! Just got up this morning and it’s nice to get so many pats on the back!
Yeah, it’s amazing the way those sleeves just fit in there and that mattress stitch pulled together. One thing, if I ever do this again (which I might) it will be a welcome relief to use a stronger yarn. This was very natural undyed sheepy yarn and if you pull it too hard it WILL BREAK. So I had to pull some stitches closed every inch or so.
And yeah Jan! you haven’t heard about those luxury ladies who just like to knit but won’t do the finishing? Well, I don’t know any personally but I have read about them. And the yarn shop down the street has a sign out front that says “Excellent Finishing”. I just noticed that this week after passing by there for years.
That sweater is from Vogue Magazine Winter 2004/5. It was done in a much more elegant yarn, in red with a fake fur attached collar. The hem and sleeve bottoms are done in double moss stich, which I’ve never done before and it looks really terrific. A nice change from the usual ribbing.
The buttonholes were my first too and although I watched Amy’s video and tried it, it didn’t work I think because of the double moss stitch, so I did them different. (binding off 2 and casting on 2 on the next row) DOES ANYBODY REINFORCE THEIR BUTTONHOLES? I have this bulky sweater I bought and the buttonholes are so neat, they’ve been sort of reinforced I call it by stitching all around them after their done.
Now I get to go to the garment district to shop for buttons!
I can’t wait to do a sweater in the round… my next challenge.