Samus Cardigan Knitalong

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Moving Along

I have finished the lower body and have started the right shoulder. Excuse the yellow stitch, it's there so I can measure it easier.

I think I've decided that I'm going to work on both sleeves at once. My plan is to use 2 balls of yarn, 1 for each sleeve and knit them on the same cicular needles. That is possible, right? This is my first sweater so please ignore me if I sound stupid.


  • The yellow stitch is a really good idea! I've never heard of that before - how did you do it?

    By Blogger Sourire11, at 3:57 PM  

  • That is completely possible. You'll just knit back and forth and switch skeins when you switch sleeves. I did that for my Mariah and it made things a lot easier and more uniform in my opinion. Happy knitting! :)


    By Blogger Zarzuela, at 9:45 PM  

  • Sourire,

    I used a duplicate stitch. I sewed a temporary stitch over the stitch in the first row of the arm hole. This way I can measure the length where I am knitting and not have to go over to the table.

    Instructions to do a duplicate stitch are in Stitch and Bitch, page 90 (I think!). I don't think I can explain the process.

    By Blogger Marla, at 9:05 AM  

  • Zarzuela,

    Thanks! I thought it was, but sometimes I second guess myself.

    By Blogger Marla, at 9:05 AM  

  • What a great idea! Now I'm going to have to steal it!

    By Blogger Samantha, at 9:46 AM  

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