So I’ve set a deadline for myself: two months to finish my swingy cardigan. Mission impossible? I’ve got a great head-start. Every night this week, I made sure to work on it for at least an hour, sometimes more. So far, I’ve got roughly 8-9″.
When I started the hem, my heart momentarily sank: I had so many inches done and then suddenly, it felt as if I was going backwards. Sad to see length lost. Still, it does look quite polished. Having never made a knitted hem before, I’m happy to report it was very easy to do.
First I folded along the purl edge (see below).
As I inserted my needle into the first stitch, I also picked up a stitch from the cast-on edge. Then I knit the two stitches together (see below).
See! Easy-peasy! Now the bottom looks properly finished.
Here’s the million-dollar question: can I keep up the pace? Can I stay focused and work on the cardi each night? There’s a sock wanting some attention (and yes, I am using Bernat Sox). And both boys need more mittens and one boy needs new slippers . . . oh, temptations everywhere!