Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Yarn Along: Weaving in the Ends

Last night I finally finished the interminable ribbing on the body of this sweater and flew through the neck band. I even took a few moments to weave in the mere five ends so far.  This sweater-from-a-single-skein game is positively intoxicating.
Now all that remains are the button bands. I've been meaning to read up on how to do them properly. The pattern goes into detail on it, but I remember that it varies slightly depending on individual row gauge. This is where knitting gets nerdy. For the faint of heart, there is an app for that. Still, I'll have to get out a ruler and measure for myself--there's no escaping it. 
I'm committed to blowing through the rest of Outlander.  If I succeed in finishing both my sweater and this giant tome in the next couple of days, I'm going to have to act fast and come up with a few things to keep me occupied on our upcoming road trips. Lucy has requested a yellow sweater, while I've been mulling over what this pile of handspun will become.  This week I watched a couple of my favorite miniseries (Emma, Wives and Daughters) which might deserve rereads.  Still, it would be nice to start something new after dwelling in already-explored fictional worlds for so long.

14 comments:

Tracey ~ Clover said...

Your cardigan is beautiful!
I am not the best at knitting button
bands and usually have to try a couple
of times before I get it just right.
Happy knitting.

Barbara at Knitting | Work in Progress said...

Lovely cardi and an excellent example of why simple knits are often the most satisfying projects to make and wear ;)

MamaBirdEmma said...

Poldark! Love the sweater!!

Donna said...

I adore the color of that sweater. So very pretty!

Caffeine Girl said...

That is a darling sweater, and you chose a pretty color for it.
I rarely reread. There are too many things I want to read! Still, I know there are good reasons to reread.

elizabeth said...

yay!!! almost there!!! can't wait to see it done! I agree, better to measure and do things right the first time! still LOVE that colour!!!

Sarah said...

I really love your sweater! Best of luck with the button band!
I was given the Emma miniseries on DVD but keep forgetting I have it! I need to watch it! Wives and Daughters is one of my favorites... Even more than North and South which I also loved.

Jordanna— The House of Muses said...

Lovely sweater! I really like the colour— like lavender! :)

Jen Letts said...

New is always exhilarating! I vote for something you've never heard of before.

Beth Coleman said...

Love that color!

Heather said...

Oh I love the sweater! So pretty! I figured out how to knit button holes a while back, and I can't seem to figure out how to do anything else, so I keep knitting them and hoping it works with whatever pattern I am using :-)

CathieJ said...

What a pretty sweater. I am looking forward to seeing the yellow knit also. Good luck finishing Outlander.

Chrisknits said...

For great button bands pick up 3 sts for every 4 rows. This creates a neat edge with no ruffling or stretching. Doesn't matter the measurement in length, always do 3 for 4. Love the ribbing!

Elizabeth said...

Such a nice cardi!