Yay more knitting updates! I finished the body of the sweater last night and finished binding off in the morning. I already started on one of the sleeves but then I remembered I had some socks that needed finishing up too.
I’ve said it before and I will say it again: I really, really love this yarn. It turns boring stockinette into something more fun to look at. 🙂 I used Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off in rib pattern and it’s lovely and stretchy without flaring out much at all. I’m definitely using it for the sleeves and collar too. I can’t wait to wash and block it though, it looks so crumpled here!
Anyway, I put the sweater aside for just this moment and am working on finishing up the 1″ rib on my boyfriend’s socks.
Also a case of “it looks like crap before blocking”, but I’ve tried them on and they look fabulous when worn! I only just started the rib but I hope to finish most of it tonight and bind off tomorrow. I’m working some knitting-in-elastic (from Prym) to the cuff. My own socks seem to have permanently stretched out at the cuff to accommodate my calves/lower legs and it makes me sad. The elastic isn’t terribly expensive if you only use it in 1″ of cuff so I gave it a shot.
Working the cuff goes slow though. The elastic makes the stitches less smooth on the cable and it’s a little tricky not getting four different sources of yarn/thread mixed up. The elastic is also invisible so I sometimes can’t really see if I’m knitting the elastic as well or if I lost the thread somewhere along the way. I know it’s going to pay off though, so I’m just soldiering through! 🙂
Do you have any experience with working elastic into your socks or other garments? What do you love or hate about it?