Friday, April 18, 2008

Back to Knitting

I'm an evening away from finishing my Tangled Yoke cardigan. You might remember that I wasn't happy with the folded neckband. I didn't bother blocking - I knew I wouldn't like it, so I ripped back and bound off and I was much happier.

Then I followed the directions for the front band and despite my concern that there were too many stitches I blindly picked up the stated number of stitches and ribbed away. Once I started binding off I could see I was going to get ruffles.

I ripped out and picked up 2 stitches for every three rows and that did the trick. It looks quite puckered but after weaving in a few loose ends I'll give it a good soak and block. I still haven't found the right buttons but I've got plenty of time. I don't think I'll be wearing it until next fall - especially after today's 82° temps.

I found this almost finished cardigan in one of the bags I used to take to my mom's. I worked on it last summer and it only needs the front bands and a zipper but I don't think it will fit Jackson now. Guess it will go in the box for the next grandchild.


  1. Your sweater is going to be so pretty when done! Yeah, finish the baby sweater and tuck it away and pray you remember you have it when the time comes.
    I have two unfinished sweaters tucked away. I know I'll never finish the one sweater, so why do I keep it I ask myself.
    When are you done with your weekend gig?

  2. Isnt' it nice to "find" things right in your own home :-) Love the sweater.

  3. How do manage to finish so much with all that you have to do?????? I bow to your greatness!