Archive - Jul 2, 2006 - Blog entry

Sweater waist band

The sweater I'm currently working on doesn't have ribbing at the waist or cuffs, but rather garter stitch bands that are picked up and worked after the body panels and sleeves are finished.  The pattern calls for knitting the bands on each piece before sewing them together, but I'm tempted to wait until I've assembled the sweater and then pick up the stitches and knit them in the round, thus avoiding seams in the waist band and cuffs.  I've never made a sweater this way, but it seems that it would be quite easy to add the bands at the very end.  Does anyone know of any reason wh

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Brief introduction

Hi, everyone. I've had this link sitting in my mailbox for a couple of months, but only got around to investigating today since I needed something to write about in my guild newsletter. Since I'm editor, I get to fill up space when things slow down in the summer.

Ok, so, about me: I've been knitting on and off for about 44 years, give or take a few. Mostly on for the last ten or so. I also weave, crochet, sew, and spin. Here's a sample of what I've been doing lately. The yarn is a handspun two ply from a dyed roving of Polwarth wool, very soft and warm. The scarf (since finished, but no photo of the finished item yet) is done in the old lace pattern "feather and fan," two repeats across plus garter stitch borders. Finished size 9 x 52 inches.