Finished with the body !
Yeah ! I’m finished with the body, it didn’t take too long and I’m pretty pleased with it. The original pattern is a little short for my taste so I added some extra rows at the end to add a little length to the cardigan.
A top-down raglan pattern is great for those of us who want to have control over the length of a sweater/cardigan (adding, or removing rows to change the length), the only drawback is that the hem to my taste is not so pretty with a simple CO (cast off). When you begin with the ribbing you have a nice ribbed edge, when you end with a ribbing the CO row is a little off, no matter how nicely you do it, leaving the bottom edge a little stiff, and not as elastic as one would like.
Maybe there is technique to it ?
So far I’ve enjoyed knitting with the chunky woollen yarn, apart for the – knot ! The last two sweaters I knitted were with finer wool and the change of thread was not too much of an issue, but now I fear that the big, chunky knot will feel like the proverbial pea under the mattress. Maybe I will undo the knots delicately, and weave in the ends ?
Any tips from experienced chunky wool knitters ?
|Ramona sweater, only the sleeves and edges left.|
|Details of the hem|
|"What to do with those chunky knots ? "|
Part 1: http://roland-designs.blogspot.no/2017/09/ramona-cardigan-by-elizabeth-smith-part.html
Part 2: https://roland-designs.blogspot.no/2017/10/ramona-cardigan-by-elizabeth-smith-part.html