... and then it was time to steek the real sweater!
I was a little baby about it and started on the clean edge that had no yarn ends. So slick looking! I usedEunny Jang's crochet Steek Tutorial
as my guide.
I picked this crazy green because I love purple and green. The wonderful part is the steek is completely hidden on the inside of the sweater, so I could have used any color. It's fun to see the little pop of green when I'm putting my sweater on.
And now the side with a million-and-one yarn ends. Ridiculously, I discovered that I'd lost a stitch on the edge about halfway through the sweater. I had to adjust my crochet line to move over a stitch since I was steeking one stitch away from the edge. It's not noticeable, but gah, what a terror moment when I first saw it.
I took this opportunity to remove the weird L-shaped edge where the V-neck meets the curve around the back of your neck. I'd noticed on ravelry that people were getting little poofy pouches there when they added the ribbing. Because I was steeking, I could just cut off the extra! Woohoo!
A quick try-on before I sew along the furry side and then cut all the ends off.
Oh, triple purple sweater, I love you! I was having trouble taking the sweater back off to work on it. Then, when it was time to do other things involved with living ... I kept wearing the sweater in this state because the Knit Picks Comfy yarn is so soft and warm.