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Sweater! - Qualified Perceptions
The sweater for fredrickegerman is finished, yay! This is the first project I've worked on that was all worked in one piece (so it got a bit awkward to carry about towards the end) with steeks for arms and neck. Like most knitters, I am scared of steeks - you actually have to cut the knitted fabric, which is something that otherwise you never do, and it invokes terrors of unravelling and holes. Thus, I took several explanatory pictures of steeking, for those who follow the link. Somewhat ominously, the pattern only came in size Small and size Large, when a Medium was requested; hopefully it won't be the second in a series of sweaters which has to go to someone other than the original recipient due to bad sizing.

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished

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remcat From: remcat Date: May 19th, 2007 08:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey, I have my first steeked sweater (a cardigan) on needles right now!
twe From: twe Date: May 19th, 2007 09:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
That came out really well. The tapestry pattern is quite pretty and the colors are nice too.
astra_nomer From: astra_nomer Date: May 20th, 2007 01:43 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm afraid that steeking is just one of those knitting techniques that I will never master, big scaredy cat that I am.
mijven From: mijven Date: May 20th, 2007 11:54 pm (UTC) (Link)


But I'm just stunned! (Both at daring to cut, and the cuteness!)
fredrickegerman From: fredrickegerman Date: May 25th, 2007 08:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
For those following along at home, it fits beautifully. Huzzah! I was quite taken aback when there weren't seams in places I expected them. How cool.


Now that you know how to cut knitted things and make them go back together again, do you know how to repair holes too?
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: May 25th, 2007 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've fixed holes before (some more successfully than others - in the middle of a surface can usually be darned, whereas holes in cuff edges generally need the cuffs replaced); the tricksy bit is often trying to find yarn to match, though.
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