I finished the side-shaping decreases! Yippee for me! The back and sides from the armpits to hem are complete. It’s a large piece of the cardigan, so I’m relieved its done. I even managed to complete an entire sleeve!
Right now, I’m diligently working on second sleeve. In fact, it’s my take-along project (any other knitters out there who carry portable knitting? Ya never know when there’s time for some click-clicking of the needles–although I’m sure others think I’m a little knit-obsessed. If they only knew the whole yarny mess!).
My biggest dilemma with the sleeves: two circulars or double-pointed needles? My gauge tends to be tighter on dpn’s, so would I have to switch to 6mm? Would I have to swatch again? Ugh! And I hate those pesky ladders when I work on dpn’s. So I’m using two circulars.
I know it looks weird, but it’s very easy to work. Just divide the stitches evenly between two circulars.
Then work stitches on one needle by sliding stitches from cable to needle (the second cable just hangs since it is not being used).
Knit as usual.
After working all the stitches on one circular, drop the points of that needle, being sure to slide stitches so they rest back on cable.
Then repeat the above steps with second cable.
I’m hoping to get through the second sleeve quickly so I can finally join all the pieces together to work the yoke (over 200 stitches! Yikes!). Getting there, but not quite to the end yet.