I finished Tudora today.
I love this little thing so much I want to marry it!
It took about six hours, on and off, because of my inconsistency in knitting while commuting this week. I had a holiday party, holiday shopping and an early morning meeting that bit into my time so I did no evening knitting twice this week and no morning knitting once. As a result this took a bit longer than I expected it to. And, last night, while I was knitting the buttonband, I kept frogging and reknitting because I wasn't liking how the edging was turning out, but I finally hit on a combo that I liked.
That combo consisted of me adding 2 selvedge stitches — one at each edge — for the button band. This made a total of 17 stitches. I then worked those as follows:
(WS) Knit all stitches
(RS) Slip 1 as to purl, knit until last stitch, slip last stitch as to purl
It was worth the fiddling because I got a very smooth and even looking edge from it that matched the rest of the pattern.
Other techniques I employed included:
- Cabling without a cable needle
- Using the suspended bind off so as to ensure that the edges would not be too tight
Here's a horrorshow pic of me modelling it:
This is me, first thing in the morning, no makeup or coffee. Be gentle.
Here it is right before I sewed the button on. I was checking the button placement and got it pretty dead on at first try.
Did I mention I love this little knit?!?!
Well, not as much as I love these two little cutie patooties: