Wednesday, June 29, 2005

nearly there....

The awful cardigan is finally being blocked. I have never had this much trouble with a pattern before & hated knitting it. I've had to frog it loads of times & am ready to throw it out of the window but as I'm a stubborn witch with a lot of projects planned I was determined to finish it.

The pattern calls for the button band & collar to be picked up & knitted BEFORE sewing together & then blocking. So I've blocked it tonight, then will sew it together before finally picking up & knitting the button bands & collar. It's far too fiddly & curled due to the stocking stitch to do it any other way. After I started knitting this cardigan a few knitting friends suggested a better way to avoid curling edges so I'll slip the first stitch from now in.

Anyway I'm moving away from the awful cardigan (at least until it's blocked) & am about to start my French Market bag from Knitty - Yay!!!

1 comment:

scarletprincess said...

The more problematic the project, the more satifaction on completing! Though I usually leave a good month or two or three before venturing back to tackle the beast! But then I'm a coward... i haven't worked up to picking up the sleave stitches for my basket weave thing... but then there's so many things to do!
I'm sure it'll be great when it's finished
Good Luck
Fi x