Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Stubborn folly, aka WIP

Here's the latest on my Honeybee cardigan. I'm either really clever or really misguided, but I've joined the sleeves to the body without using a circular needle.

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Obviously, this would be super easy on a long circular needle, but since I'm too stubborn/lazy/miserly to go buy one in the right size, I've lengthened the needle by using dpns and a smaller circular on the sleeves. There are so many extra stitches that just appear when joining sleeves like this, that it helps to have some give at the sleeves until the sleeve decreases are finished. The rest of the body doesn't mind being knit on straight needles (look at me, talking about my sweater like it is sentient. This sweater is so awesome it has developed a consciousness on its own).

It's a mess, and it's a bit cramped in places, but it seems to be working. That said, I don't really recommend this unless you're as boneheadedly stubborn as I am. :P

10 comments:

  1. Ha, I've totally entertained the thought of that technique before but go so confused as to how it woould work that I never tried it! You'll get it done I'm sure. Can't wait to see the finished product!

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  2. Haha. Well, if it works, it works, right? Look forward to seeing what happens!

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  3. Wow! I want to call you crazy, but really I can't wait to see how it works.

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  4. I'm actually pretty sure knitting IS sort of sentient (explain the spontaneous gauge changing to me otherwise!), so respecting it's feelings is of paramount importance ;)

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  5. Ingenious - but I'm too lazy for that LOL I'd buy the circs :)

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  6. Sounds like my approach to knitting ;) If it's working, then great, who cares if it is a bit unconventional!

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  7. If it works, it works!! Great colour, I love the purple!

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  8. What can I say ... your stubborness bred ingenuity. Sounds complicated to me but it's obviously working for you. Great job!!!!

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  9. Maybe it's stubbornness, but I just call it clever ingenuity! ;) And I really love that shade of purple.

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  10. holy crap, just looking at that is scaring me! I hope you get through it alright!

    lina
    photoknitdog.com

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