I should be posting about the finished garter st baby sweater I mentioned before. actually, I should have finished the garter st baby sweater I mentioned before. instead of doing the little seaming I have left, I’ve totally ignored the vintage cardi for 28thirty. carrie’s right, there is something about all those purl ridges that is hypnotizing. I wish she would hurry up and post her finished sweater (hint!hint!) so I can finally see what it looks like. in the meantime, I’ll just have to carry on with mine.
I’ve separated the sleeves and have knit a few inches on the body and I’m now in that weird part of a project where I have to decide on the length. do I follow the pattern or mess around and try it on a bunch of times? I haven’t decided yet since this cardigan knits up so quickly. is it weird that 4spi is starting to feel really chunky? the knitting itself has been pretty uneventful, except for when I got to the first buttonhole. I had to email carrie to make sure I wasn’t crazy. in the pattern photos, the buttonhole band is on the right but as written its on the left. I kept staring at the photos, then at my knitting thinking I wasn’t reversing something right in my brain. finally, after checking my coats and tom’s shirts, I talked myself into some semblance of sanity. the buttonholes ‘should’ be on the right, so there. then I noticed another small prob, the buttonhole is the double yo but there’s only one decrease written in. easy enough to spot, but still the buttonhole should be k1, ssk, double yo, k2tog, k1. on the next row k1 p1 when you get to the double yo.
now I have a question for you. this is something that’s irked me for a while and no one has ever been able to give me a proper answer. in top down raglans, when it comes time to work on the sleeves, if you simply join it in the round you are left with a gap and some loose stitches (as seen above). how do you keep this from happening or how do you hide the gap? I think it’s even worse when you knit a raglan bottom up, since you have gaps on both sides of the grafted underarm stitches. thoughts?