I’m glad I celebrated finishing the lace section of my Corbis sweater because, you guessed it, the one step back part is coming up.
I finished the sides, working the German Short Rows. I was very pleased with it. Then I measured the width and maybe you guessed it, too small. At least it would have fit pre-covid but not now. I’ve bumped up a size and well …
I spent an afternoon outside on my rocking chair ripping both sides out. Sigh.
Now I am redoing both side panels with a larger needle. One side is done and the second side will be finished shortly. Yay. This is a big win!
That’s the quick story of this sweater. I’m still looking forward to finishing. It’s going to be terrific.
Since I don’t work on only one project I’ll give you a quick update on my top down slope-shoulder sweater. I finished the sleeve steek knitting.
If you haven’t done a steek before, this is my method, working from the top down or the bottom up. At the beginning of the sleeve opening cast on 5 steek sts. Knit round and round to the finished length of the sleeve opening. Then cast off the 5 steek stitches.
I find this makes the machine stitching of the steek much easier. That’s coming up soon but for now I’m going to continue working the body round and round.
I hope you’re having as much fun as I am, ha, ha. Cheers, Deb