Last night I worked on fixing Craig's vest. I borrowed Felted Knits from Kathy and got some ideas. Craig wants a completely felted vest so I got creative. Following an excellent tip from Kate, I sewed a border around the armhole (and overcast stitch?) using the red yarn. That served as a row of stitches to pick up for the attached i-cord I then knit on. I used a 6.5mm needle and made it much larger than the armhole so that when I felt it, it should be the right size. Here's what the armhole looks like pre-felting:
And here it is close up--I hand felted a test piece early on, and had the forethought to make the i-cord a bit longer to compensate for shrinkage:
Now I just have to get up the energy to hand felt this--it takes a bunch of time and is hard on the hands. I wear rubber gloves to save my skin, but it's fiddly work.
I also worked like crazy on Rogue (as I mentioned yesterday). Here's me modeling my sleeveless, hoodless body piece:
I decided to work on the second sleeve next and tackle the hood later. And did you see the size of the knit-along? Wow! I will keep it up for several months. When you finish let me know and I'll change the colour of your name. That way, if you blog, everyone can see your lovely sweater.
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