What has been bound together while knitted for the last three weeks,
has suddenly been unfurled!
A little slide-show of cutting the steeks…
Now open, flat, and ready to knit the bands on and make into a three-demensional thing!
If you are curious about the photos, this is what I am doing: 1. Shaggy yarn ends on the wrong-side of knitting are cut off (they are the color changes centered in the middle of the steek in front). 2. With the small brushes (one is plastic sewing machine lint brush, the other a brass eyelash comb) I am experimenting with felting the steek (only the stitches down the middle of the steek) with hot water and agitation before cutting. I have never heard of this but wanted to try it out, rather than my usual crochet reinforcement. 3. I cut front steek, then armholes, and the whole thing opens up flat.
Then, a quick three-needle bind off to join shoulders, and now I am ready to pick up the stitches for the bands, nicely folding in all those (slightly felted) raw edges, which will get an additional trim and whip stitched down into back of work.
Watch this space for a finish very soon!