The fourth project, a round neck cardigan, was started this week.
Previously Jean had us do a provisional cast on and work the rib after the pieces were finished. However, this time I'm working the rib immediately after doing an invisible cast on. That ' so my 2x2 rib will correctly line up with the stitches in the pattern.
Unfortunately, I didn't do this with the v-neck pullover and now have the daunting task of figuring out how to graft the ribbing to each piece. <sigh>
Although Jean didn't teach this cast on technique in class I was able to easily follow her instructions on the DVD.
It's really quite simple. Here are a few photos of the process.
Start with a provisional cast on from a crochet chain and knit a few rows.
Start ribbing ...
1. Purl two stitches on left needle
2. Pick up and knit stitches from crochet chain (horizontal bumps) twice.
After working a few rows undo crochet chain and pull out waste yarn.
What a beautiful and easy beginning.
Left to do:
- finish round neck pullover
- v-neck ribbing, blocking and sewing
- round neck cardigan back and right front
v-neck cardigan swatch
...so much to do and so little time.