Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Hemming stitch

I finished seaming, it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I used a whipstitch.

Now I am wondering what to use to hem. Any suggestions?

Thanks! I am nearing the finish line.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Finally finished!

Finished the knitting on Sunday, sewed it up on Monday then had to shorten the sleeves on Tuesday (by about 4 inches/10cm).

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I found it extremely difficult to get the right tension/gauge for this - I think the only way I would have got the right row tension would have been to use a lighter-weight yarn as well as smaller needles. I am very pleased with the result and have already worn the jacket several times. It has come out a bit bigger and longer than I anticipated from the photos but it is a lovely snuggly garment.
The yarn used is Colinette's "Skye" in copperbeach colourway and I used just over 8 hanks, using Denise interchangeables 4mm/US 6.
Thank you Kate for a wonderful design.

Sunday, November 12, 2006


After a hiatus of several months, work has restarted on my SCJ. The two fronts/sleeves are complete, buttons have been bought and the back is on the home straight. I hope to have a completed jacket by the end of the week, with pictures.
I have found it really interesting to see how this one pattern can look so different and this KAL has been quite an inspiration for me - thank you so much Jackie for hosting it.


Thursday, November 02, 2006

Buttons, Progress & More

I just received my new Patternworks catalogue today. I noticed that they now carry a nice selection of buttons in many styles. I am considering the Vue style buttons.

As far as sweater progress goes, I have two sleeves, but that is all. I am waiting to visit my local knitting guru, Patty Kim, who has drop in hours at Unraveled, to make sure my sleeves are not too long.

I am also considering joining the National Sweater Knitting Month KAL. Maybe I will be more inclined to finish this project.

Hope you are all doing well!