The gals in my local Ravelry group have decided on a January knit-along. A colorwork sweater pattern, the Plum Frost Pullover & Cardigan is the sweater we will knit. Well, about half-a-dozen of us will be knitting Plum Frost...we were sucked in by the lovely, fair-isle knitting in multiple colors, and also by the steeking.
|Pictured is a version of the Plum Frost knitted by|
Joyrider1978 on Ravlery. Isn't is lovely?
Hold on to your hats.
You get out your very-sharp scissors, and carefully snip all that detailed color work in half, then add button bands. Yes. That's right. You cut it apart. o_O
It can be a daunting task, but I've been told that if you have knit your sweater with a "grabby," wool yarn, it's really not that big a deal. That's what I've been told. But I've never done it myself. Still, I've signed myself up, and I've already bought the yarn...
...so, I am all in on this one. I am still struggling with one aspect of this knit-along, however. I'M NOT SURE I CAN WAIT UNTIL JANUARY!!! lol!
I am also struggling (a bit) with the steeking. I love the look of a cardigan as much as the next knitter, and I am sure that I am up for the challenge of steeking, but I often end up sewing my cardis closed to solve "gaping" issues...and the more I think about it, I am not sure that I can cut this knitting, then knit button-bands and sew on buttons, if there is even a chance that I will think about sewing the thing closed later! =/ So, right now at least, it's looking like I'll be knitting a pullover.
Have you ever steeked? How did it turn out? Did you end up sewing your cardigan closed, and how did that make you feel? lol! I'll keep you posted as I change my mind, over and over again, and then as I Knit-Along with my group!
Thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health!