>This video shows how you can add a mock rib cuff to a sleeve after the rest of the sleeve has been knitted.
I knitted this jumper back in 2005:
It was made on the Bond Ribber and was a bit big when I first made it but every time it was washed it seemed to get wider and wider. I also found the collar rather annoying as it wouldn’t stay put and would flap about.
I used the Knitware software to create the pattern and am very pleased with the result. I did a cut and sew neck so that the stripes would stay the same on either side. I wasn’t sure if it would work with the yarn being chunky but it was fine.
If it had been a solid colour I would have just knitted the neck as normal but I wanted the stripes to match so I had to do it this way.
I will be re-knitting a few more jumpers that I hardly ever wear, either because they’ve gone out of shape through washing or they’re now too tight for me. It’s a shame to get rid of them when they can be easily re-knitted so that’s what I’ll be doing with them.
I have a few balls of Jaeger Celticspun in a coral colour that I’m going to knit into a short sleeved jumper. I’ve created a pattern with Knitware so I’m hoping to get started on that soon.
Talk to you later,