Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Knitting up the hem

It's time to put up the hem.

The pattern called for using a regular cast on, then sewing up the hem at the end of knitting the sweater.

I like to use a provisional cast on, then knit the hem together with the appropriate row.

This sweater has a ten row hem, so after knitting ten rows on the front side, I put the provisional edge on a needle and do a three needle knit together for the eleventh row.

It's a bit futzy to begin, but once you've done a few stitches, it's very slick.

Best of all, no sewing up the hem later!

I cast on the carry around sock project last night.

Toe up socks, 64 stitches around on size 0 needles, garter rib stitch.

I'm enjoying this Alpaca Sox yarn - it's very soft. The colors are pretty, too.

Another freezing cold Minnesota day. 4 degrees for the high, -13 for the low. At least it's sunny!

1 comment:

coleen~ said...

did you take the picture with your teeth???? how'd ya do that???