>This evening I knitted the second sleeve of the cardigan.
I decided to press all the pieces to make them easier to work with. As I’ve no idea what the content of the yarn is I thought I’d better do the bleach test on a strand before putting the steam iron on it, just in case it was acrylic – I didn’t want to ruin it. I needn’t have worried though as the bleach dissolved it completely so it’s obviously wool. I suspected it was but thought it best to find out for certain.
Next I need to put some hems on all the pieces, as they all look like this:
I’ll have to re-hang them onto the machine, knit the hems then fold them over and sew them down. I think I should just do plain stocking stitch rather than ribbing or mock ribbing, I think it will look better.
To be honest I never even thought about the hems when I cast on, I just followed the instructions in the ribber book for how to work the pattern. I’m sure I’ll be able o do it though – how hard can it be?!