Knitting Camp Day 2 - Sweatshirt KAL
- Today was another full day at Knitting Machine Camp!
Here is a sample of some of the projects knitters worked on today: Round Baby Afghan, Fade to Gray Sweater, Lace Summer Tops, Lace Edging for a sleeve, G-Carriage lap throws, mittens, headbands, Rolled Brim hats, and more.
Some of the knitters took advantage of the beautiful weather today and had lunch outside in the picnic area. Others stayed inside and discussed sizes and charting.
Pattern author Pat Plett from "Knits Etc." in Kansas called during the day and described her upcoming September Seminar classes, so that became one of our afternoon discussion topics. Pat wants to invite people to bring laptops to work with DesignaKnit software in hands on classes.
Carole shared some of her favorite gadgets to the group. These include "The Knit Kit" for travel ($21.95), a furry sheep with a tape measure in the tail ($10.49), bent tip gold seaming needles ($2.99), and am adhesive thread cutter that can attached to any machine ($4.99).
As the day wound to a close, several knitters stayed light to finish projects. One of the knitters left their G-Carriage running to finish 500 rows of a Lap Throw. It should be done by the time she returns tomorrow morning!
CARDIGAN BANDS KAL (Knit-A-Long)
After knitting the bands yesterday, knitters steamed them in preparation for attaching them to their sweater or sweatshirt.
Cardigan Button & Buttonhole Band Application
For Sweatshirt or Sport Weight Sweater
Steam all pieces including sweater front, making sure they are even from neck edge to button rib band.
Lay buttonhole band flat on table, wrong side up. Place sweater front, right side (public side) up, on top of buttonhole band. Half of the fairisle trim on the band will be exposed. (Ladies buttonholes on right side of sweater front, mens on left side of front.)
Place serged edge of sweater or sweatshirt down middle of fairisle design on band (covering the buttonholes). You will see the purl side of design on band. Pin in place, starting at neck edge and continuing to match up bottom edge of ribbing. Then pin the rest, evenly distributed without stretching.
Turn over and sew with sewing machine on the right side of band where hem was hung.
Lay sweater on table, right side up. Turn complete band over at the line of stitching, covering the serged edge. The band will be an extension of the sweater. Pin only the fairisle trim evenly in place at the bound-off edge.
Sew with sewing machine, close to the edge. Finish sweater, seaming edges of knitted pieces.
Reverse method for button band.
Tomorrow: Ribbed Neck Inserts for Sweatshirts