Ice Blue, Finished!

Here it is:

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There is another picture of the finished sweater, and the specifications here.

I had to do the cast-off on the turtleneck twice.  I finished this thing at 2AM last night (don’t ask), and when I tried it on, it barely went over my head.  I had done just a plain pullover knit cast-off.  I went to bed with my June Hiatt knitting bible, and read about sewn cast-off methods.  This morning I ripped out the edge and re-did it, and it turned out perfectly.

The sewn cast-off is pretty easy.  I took a couple of pictures, and although they are a bit fuzzy, here they are:

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The first step is to put your needle through the second stitch on the left needle as if to knit; pull the yarn through.

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Then put your needle through the first stitch on the needle as if to purl, then drop that stitch off the needle.  Fiddle with it a bit to make sure it’s not too tight or too loose, and repeat these steps.  With the last stitch, go  through it as if to knit, then fidget around and find a place to hide your yarn end so it looks right.  June’s instructions run to two pages, and are much more detailed, but this is the basic idea.

I’m most proud of the way that the cable drifted into the ribbed collar.  The two cable branches continue right up into the columns of ribbing. This was totally accidental, but if I had not done this, I would have ripped and done it over this way.

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I’m getting rid of my On The Needles page.  It’s too much stuff for me to keep track of.  I’ve decided for now to have 2 pages, the main blog page, and the finished project page.  At some point I will set up a list in the sidebar for things I’m working on.

Comments

Ice Blue, Finished! — 12 Comments

  1. Terrific color choice, great fit, and lovely finishing. I, too, love that cable drifting into the collar ribs!

  2. Pretty blue and it looks so good on you!! I won’t ask about the 2am finishing.. I understand. I’m glad you did a sewn cast off, it does make it easier to pull over the head.

  3. Ice is nice!! Love the single cable. Lorette, your Finished Objects page…is that actually a second blog? I think I like that better than the photo album Typepad provides….one of my summer to-dos.

  4. Lorette, that sweater is beautiful!! Such a nice shade of blue that’s perfect for you!
    As for 2 AM finishings….been there, done that…

  5. The sweater looks great and the color is lovely on you. I have done that before with casting off too tightly. I find the k2tog put back on the needle makes for a very loose cast off.

  6. Lovely! Love the color on you. I think I recently read another blog where the knitter used a sewn cast-off method. I like your finished projects page, also.

  7. I love it Lorette! The color and fit look really great on you! You have come long way since the little socks you made Brianna!
    Love,
    Donna

  8. Your work is simply beautiful! I knit & crochet. I have been doing both since I was nine years old. I won’t disclose how old I am now. LoL But I am well advance in years!

  9. Your work is simply beautiful! I knit & crochet. I have been doing both since I was nine years old. I won’t disclose how old I am now. LoL But I am well advance in years!