Sigh, Cardigans

I love the way that cardigans look. I love wearing them. I should love knitting them, but here is a secret, I don’t. I do not like the purl back row. It takes me forever and hurts my hand. I tried to use combination knitting, but I couldn’t gauge. This brings me to here:

A sweater that hardly seems to be growing. I need 7.5 inches before I separate out for the sleeves. At this rate I might be done sometime this year:( I need to learn patience.

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2 Responses to Sigh, Cardigans

  1. affiknity says:

    Do you mean you don't like purling? Have you tried steeking? You knit the sweater in the round and then steek to create an opening. Sounds scary to me, I would never try that 🙂


  2. Jen says:

    It isn't that I don't like to purl, I don't mind it. But when I have to do it every other row for the entire row it starts to hurt my hand. And it isn't as fast as knitting the row. I knit continental and was trying to knit combination, but my gauge was off. I have heard of steeking, but I am not sure that I am ready for that yet:) I will just have to slog through it. It can be done, I just finished another cardigan late last year and I love it. It was worth the purling:)


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