I have been knitting a LOT. For pictures of Filus' sweater, the Fair Isle Bag, and the yarn for the Williamson Shawl, you'll have to look at Ravelry. Except for the last one -- I can't figure out how to add a yarn photo to something that's not cast on yetm so you'll have to go to Fleegle's store. If you aren't buying yarn, don't go there.
The Fair Isle Bag was a quick knit for a friend. It's not worked in the round, which means that one gets to either mess with a LOT of slipped stitches, or purl with two colors. After purling with two colors for Skråtrøje, I figured I would purl with two colors. The pattern teaches how to purl with two yarns in the left hand. I now purl with two yarns in my right hand. For Skråtrøje, I held the yarns similar to how one holds them for twined knitting, but didn't twine -- just popped the one I needed over my index finger and purled. But for this bag, halfway through the first stranded section, I started figuring out how I could tension the yarns so as to have BOTH yarns on my index finger. And that was a scary thing. I worked the last 3/4ths of the bag with both yarns on my right index finger. Even for knitting. Except for the parts when there were 3 yarns, and then I held one in my left hand.
The door opening to the world of 3-color knitting just got a little wider. I tremble to think what I will choose for my next Latvian mitten pattern.
But, this post was supposed to be about finishing a sweater. The sweater's not done, mind you -- I don't have the chart for the sleeve cuff, so it's currently sitting nicely in my knitting tower while someone is searching for the chart or a good photo of the cuff. But the body is done, and I have lots of interesting-to-me documentation of it.
|Some project needs blocking more than others. Uncurled, this is 8".|
|Original picot edging for slit|
|Revised edging for slit and neckline|
|An uncooperative bottom edge|
|Trial of a braided edge|
|Preparing for amputation|
And replaced the uncooperative ribbing with a braid. It still rolls, but it's not been blocked and the rolling of a curled braid is a whole lot less noticeable than a flipped-up swatch of ribbing.
|The finished lower edge|