Here is Michigan Winter ‘Hers’ in the home stretch, about to be washed & blocked.
Just look at that lovely switching of direction of the grain in the knitted fabric ! All knitted in, seamlessly, and very tidy. Isnt’ it just so exquisitely clever ? Just wonderful is the Elizabeth Zimmermann Shirt Yoke seamless sweater design ! I have done things a bit differently overall, but stayed true through the shirted yoke section at least, because that is the element of design I’ve wanted to learn. And learn I did. And I love, love, love the EZ Seamless Shirt Yoke !!!!
Am finishing off the neck with something different for me, as edge for a K2/P2 rib, I’m trying a 2-stitch i-cord bind-off ! Yes, the highly esteemed and beloved Elizabeth Zimmermann ~ Mother of Modern Knitting ~ is responsible for this knit-trick of the “i-cord” , and brought it into the limelight with so many of her designs, as applied, cast-on, bind-off, and anything in between. I don’t know why people just don’t refer to it as the ‘ EZ cord’ , or even the E-cord (for Elizabeth). I think I shall for fun. (call it the e-cord). I’m going to just ‘toss one on’ each of these neck finishes as a bit of an afterthought, because quite frankly… Everybody’s Doing It !
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Edit in : Both His & Hers sweaters are all done, washed, blocked. Need to just sew on the “hand-knit by Jennifer” labels, photograph & post final pictures of them…. then send them off to Mr & Mrs Homesteaders in Michigan. Yay… done & dusted ! I am off for a celebratory walk in the cold post-rainy mossy green woods, and I’ll be bringing my knitting of course. C’mon Emma, lets go stir up them giant salamanders !
Be it ever so pretty…and ingenious!
Why thank you very much Tamara ! 🙂
Well, you don’t let the grass grow – even as you walk and knit! You have rattled these up – i can’t wait to see the other one.
I agree about the i-cord e-cord or whatever you want to call it – it takes a bit longer but it gives such a fine finish. I (and many others) did it on the ‘Colour Affection’ shawl – it was a long haul as there were so many stitches at the end but it gave such a professional finish. ‘And we are nothing if not professional, darling’.
Oh Lizzi, the grass grows too while I walk and knit 😉 In fact, in California, it is only now just sprouting ! I am glad you agree about the fine finish of the ‘e-cord’ but you know, I think that a 2-stitch bind-off, though a finer bead finish, isn’t as elastic. I tend to not like the big bulky finish of a 2/2 rib at the neck…so the e-cord just is perfect !
I totally agree. It is either too tight or – if you notch it up a needle to loosen it – it doesn’t sit very well.
I have yet to adopt my favorite rib hybrid.. working on it ! 🙂
Giant salamanders? How giant?
Anne, no kidding, Jeff and I were out in the woods cutting , and rolled a big log, and there was one !!! First I’d ever seen too ! Giant salamanders are popular (though hide themselves well) in these areas of Northern California. This one was about 10 inches long probably, tail and all. They get really big elsewhere. Here’s a link http://www.thehibbitts.net/troy/photo/salamanders/d.ensatus.htm