Sleeves have been sewn in. I used mattress stitch and eased in the arms pretty well I think. I do like this part of finishing off a project. I know that is unusual, most knitters don’t. I can see why. You have all the knitting part done and you want to get on to something new and all this piecing and sewing is a bit of a pain. I have found that if I take my time it’s much easier. Also I’ve learned a few sewing up techniques and they really help as I know what I’m doing now as opposed to before when I just used any old seam. Anyway next up I will mattress stitch the side and arm seams.
Finishing up. So I have grafted the shoulder seams and picked up and knitted the neck of my jumper. Now I’m going to set in the sleeves. There’s quite a lot to be eased in so hopefully it will turn out ok. It’s funny but the colour of the jumper is a much brighter teal blue than the photo suggests. I was actually sad to cast off as I’ve enjoyed knitting this a lot.
I’m finished knitting my jumper! I just cast off the second sleeve tonight. Now I have to seam the shoulders, pick up and knit the neckline and then seam the rest. And then hopefully it will look like the picture on the left. I quite like seaming up unlike a lot of knitters. I’ll look up my finishing techniques book and figure out what seams suit best.
A boring kind of a post. Here’s the front of my jumper. I’ve knit the back and I’ve just done the armhole shaping. A couple more rows and it’s on to the neck. This jumper seems to be taking ages as I had to stop knitting it as it was hurting my finger. The finger is a lot better now but still gets a bit niggly sore if I knit too much but that’s ok.
Sock knitting. Last night I tried to crochet as I thought that might not hurt my finger but if anything it was worse than knitting so I stopped. I tried knitting my jumper but that hurt my hand too, it’s probably holding up the weight that my finger doesn’t like. So I took out my sock wips. I have a lace sock from the book Knitted Socks East and West and a plain sock using Addi’s tiny 2.5mm circular 20cm needle. Maybe it’s that the sock is light but it doesn’t hurt my finger. So I think I will be knitting socks for the next few weeks. The yarn is Drops Fabel, it’s a mix of wool with 25% polyamide which makes for a nice sock yarn.