Remember Emily? How I told you about how I’d gone wrong with Emily in this post ?
Well, I have a day off today and had planned to get Emily sewn up.
The sleeves were done and I had used the long drive to and fro my friend’s at the weekend to knit the neck band.
The neckband is an unusual beast – 8 stitches and knit 2 rows, purl 2 rows until “long enough”. So boring and strangely hard to do- 2 row of each stitch…I kept loosing it where I have knit, purl, knit, purl so ingrained in my psyche!
The neckband is then sewn on. Not an enjoyable construction technique at all but I can see how it picks up the edging pattern – it looks like this…
I gave the back and front a quick steam with the iron then started to iron the sleeves…
The cuff on the sleeves is unusual too. The main sleeve in stocking stitch is knit first then the cuff is picked up and knit on last. There’s a row of K2tog to reduce the stitches and give the gathered effect like this…
When I picked up the second sleeve I noticed a slight difference….
Can you see what I did?
I didn’t do the decrease! I stamped, pouted and swore. I swore quite a bit. What is wrong with me and this garment? I keep going wrong?
On the plus side – I noticed before I’d sewn it all up. And I only have to undo the cuff – not the whole sleeve.
Even so, I’m so miffed and sulking at me for being so stupid that I’m not speaking to myself. If I could manage it, I’d have a hissy fit and flounce out of the room away from myself I’m so mad!
I gathered all my knitterly, completer/finisher resolve and sat down to undo the bunder.
Then I screamed (again).
Can you believe it? I’d started to rip out the wrong sleeve 👿
Ben captured the moment for you…