The effortless cardigan has been quite effortless until it was time to pick up many many stitches for the side panels and the collar. I already to pick up stitches for Tapenade, so I thought I knew how to do it. But when I tried, it just did not look neat or tidy - and I was not going to waste hours of knitting stockinette on sloppy edges.
So what do you do in these instances, you google and hope to find a tutorial that tells you where you went wrong and what to do about it. I came across the Knitty tutorial and all was explained and clear. For those who wonder how I did it here are a few pictures.
|The white arrow shows the line of knitting you will pick up for your stitches from - |
one stitch in from the edge itself where the knitting is neater
|or like so|
1. Insert your needle into the centre of the first stitch you want to pick a new stitch from,
2. Wrap the yarn knitwise, and draw the new stitch through, 3. Insert your needle into
the centre of the second stitch, 3. Repeat step 2 and so on.
In real time, my first video - so be kind
|The back of it (not blocked yet)|
|Are you seeing that beautiful edging?! Bring on the collar!|
So this is my current WIP, check out the others WIPs over at WIP Wednesday at Tami's and Yarn Along at Ginny's today.