Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Every sweater should have a knitted hem, IMHO. It's so much easier than it looks. I picked up the back loops of the cast on edge to make a neat turn, decreased by 10% (so it wouldn't flare out) and knit about 1 and a 1/4 inches in straight stockinette. When it was long enough, I basted just below the circular and pulled the needle out (SCARY!). Then, I just picked up the live stitches and sewed them right to the sweater fabric, skipping every 10th stitch so it would stay straight.
After knitting a ton of stockinette it was really fun to try a new technique. I'm so glad I bought those Elizabeth Zimmermann books! I'd be lost without her advice.