I finally did it.
I completed grafting Keats. For those of you who didn’t witness the full horror of my monumental blunder, see the dissection of Keats here Arrghh, I’ve Broken My Knitting And the more hopeful start Ode to a Merino Yarn.
It was gruelling but I think worth it. Lots of piccies for you…
Bit of a fuzzy one!
**TOP TIP** If you’re making this, you’re told to cast off the stitches at the back of the neck. you then pick up the same number to knit the edging – I put them on a stitch holder and it worked a treat. Why do patterns do this??? 👿
The finished article flung on my desk!
|Completed Knit Report|
|Yarn:||Jaeger Extra fine Merino Aran in Cream|
|Pattern Problems:||None except me being a moron and missing out some rows of rib on the front 🙁|
|Pattern Modifications:||I short row shaped the shoulders and the decrease for the back of the neck. I also didn’t cast off the back of the neck stitches as you picked up the same number that you cast off – I just put them on a holder.|
|Washing and Wearing:||Not washed yet – hot off the needles. Warm and soft to wear and of all things I’ve knitted, I got a lot of compliments – even from non-knitting hubbies!|
|Knit It Again???:||Possibly in a different colour|
|Difficulty:||Easy if you don’t mind charts but it became a bit tedious as each diamond is different – I had to refer to the chart for every row…|