This is a tutorial for exactly what I did to create the bead and loop closure for my Hemlock Sweater
Huzzah! This weekend I finally figured out a way to use my beads to make a closure for Hemlock
I'm blocking the lace at the front of Hemlock.
Over the holiday, I picked up Hemlock again to put on the finishing touches. I was surprised to discover that I was actually done knitting it. Woohoo!
I decided to go with a double seed stitch border under the edge lace. I frogged the previous edge to move the lace up 8 rows to accommodate the new border. Sometimes I wish I could just copy/paste my crafting. Oh, the constraints of the analogue universe.
I decided to go ahead and work on the hem before I do more sleeve work. Here is the sweater with mismatch sleeves and a hem ... that rolls ... suckage.
The wider sleeve looks sloppy ... sloppy around the lace edge ... sloppy around the shoulder. I thought having a wider sleeve would make less foldy bits around the arm pit .... you know, ease the transition point between the sleeve and sweater body ... but it appears to have made them worse.
Oh, crazy sleeve. How did you ever happen? Here's what went down ...
I'm getting very close to the bottom hem. I tried it on recently and I onlyhad a couple of inches left to knit. Then I try it on again and I still have a couple of inches left to knit. This has happened a couple times. It's like Groundhog Day
I was getting lost in the miles of stockinette in the body and decided to add a sleeve to my Hemlock. So much easier than I thought it would be.
Knitting the Extra Small Hemlock in my Extra Large Gauge is working.
I got far enough along with my Hemlock that I could try it on ... and it was ... big.
Since my last hemlock post
, I've sped through Phases 4, 5, and 6 - the mirror image of the left side (phases 1, 2, and 3).
I have completed the first two phases and started on Phase 3. The white yarn at the top is the middle of the back of the neck and the giant safety pin at the bottom is the right collar as it wraps to the front. On my needles is the shoulder shaping.
I'm finally using the yarn I stashed (ahem) over a year ago
. Boy, it doesn't seem that long ago. :)