Tuesday, April 05, 2005

more finishing tonight...

Okay, last night, I finished the collar for the Onde Raglan. It makes the neckline look awesome...I've marked this as complete, even though I still need to get a button for it. I decided to make one little change when I put the neckband on. The pattern tells you to knit a small tab (9 st by 14 rows) that the button is threaded on. Then, it tells you to sew this in place, creating the small keyhole. Instead, I extended the neckband to include a tab. Once, I get the button, I will sew this in place...it makes one fewer seam that I will have to weave in. (I hope you don't mind, but I'm not going to post a picture of the neckband until I can get a button that looks good on the collar).

I'm also working on seaming the Rebecca wrap. After blocking the pieces, I undid the bind off edges of the shoulders and replaced them with a 3-needle bind off. These seams are really sturdy and neat. Since my BF is out of the house this evening, I'll have plenty of time to concentrate on setting in the sleeves -- the part that I usually find the hardest. I also still have the ties to knit. I have read that other bloggers picked up stitches for the ties, instead of knitting them separately and then sewing them on. Since, they are knit in straight stockinette, I will most likely do that as well.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am always in favor of fewer seams. I sew as well, and I'm always tempted to just throw a project in the old Singer, but I don't.

Keep up the finishing, I'm trying to finish a bunch of old projects, so ytou definately have some moral support.