Saturday, 9 March 2019
Baby Cardigan in Brioche Rib
My fiddliest knitting project ever! I can't tell you how pleased I am that I have finally finished.
When I started this little cardigan I knew I was in for a mind bending adventure. Brioche rib isn't for the faint-hearted. Using two colours and double ended needles was bound to be fun. So much fun, in fact, that I abandoned this cardigan for a few months and tackled easier projects.
Earlier this week I decided I had to finish it, which meant weaving in twice as many ends of yarn than I thought possible...
… undoing about three rows around the neck because I had knitted too many...
… and sewing up the last unfinished seam.
The seams all seem determined on bending themselves inwards, which is extremely irritating. I shall have to rethink how to work the ends of the rows so that the next time I use this stitch I have an easier edge to sew up.
To avoid shoulder seams I put all the pieces onto a circular needle, and am really pleased at how the raglan shaping turned out.
What I am most chuffed about is how soft and warm this stitch is, with the softer yarn on the inside. This is a really cosy little cardy. One of these days I shall have to knit another.
Not just yet, though.