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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

MG: button-ready

i have sleeves. they are not really as bulbous as they appear in the photo; it's probably the perspective and the way they are folded. four sleeves' worth of knitting resulted in these two. i knew i wanted relatively fitted sleeves at the top then gentle sloping outwards to a puff at the cuffs, but it took some trial-and-error knitting. knitting everything in one piece and being able to try on the cardigan as i went was extremely useful. there are yarn-over increases along the inside of the arm, and i exploited needle-size changes to help shape the sleeves. i like them.

i have buttonbands--neat and trim buttonbands. photos below. words on picking up and finishing the steek at Zimmermania.

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i need buttons. but i don't know which sort.


  1. your knitting always looks so great - and the color of this project just makes me sigh with happiness. such a great spring color ;)

    love the idea of the sleeves, can't wait to see what it all looks like.

    happy wednesday!

  2. The button bands are gorgeous! It looks perfect. I have never seen crochet edge steeking before. I've done the sewing machine style which is probably faster but not as attractive. Thank you for sharing your work!