fredag den 2. januar 2015
En redningsmission / A rescue mission
Sometimes, it really pays off being a super-nerdy aunt! On the 24th of December, I had a giant success. My niece is knitting a cardigan top-down, but after increasing the stitches for the sleeves, she had continued far too long before removing the sleeve-stitches for later. Then knitted the lower part. Result? The sleeve-openings looked really big and weird, and the cardigan was far too long. Unfortunately, there was no way avoiding some unraveling, and since I guess all of you know the feeling of almost bleeding when unraveling a really nice project, I offered to do it for her.
Det var jo et forsøg værd, og det lykkedes fint!
We agreed that the least horrible thing would be to pick up the stitches on the bottom piece and then re-knit the top part. So I cut a thread, removed a row (it takes some time!), picked up the bottom part stitches and started unraveling. While doing it, I realized that it might be possible to sew the 2 pieces together using kitchener-stitch when the length was fine?
It was worth a try, and it went really nicely!
I was happy. But my niece was even more happy. The cardigan fit length-wise, and she started the sleeves. I think it may be done very soon?