Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.

So. I may have read one too many blogs on how you don’t want to jack up a nice knitting project with crappy finishing. I ripped the collar off this pretty cream sweater. Then I re-picked up the stitches and started again. Second time’s the charm. I’m MUCH happier. I only paused before ripping because I was worried it would look worse when I picked them up a second time. My fears were in vain.

Get Ziggy Sweater
After I picked up the stitches for the front of the collar, I tried to match the ribbing to the cables by varying the number of stitches in the ribbing as the pattern instructed, but that was a hot mess. I went back to K2P2.

Get Ziggy Sweater

Soon, this puppy will have sleeves and then off it goes to Turtle’s house for Baby 2. He’s going to loan it to his big brother first. That’s right, it’s a hand-me-up.

To see what others are working on, check out:
Tami’s Amis
Small Things (I finished The Razorland Trilogy and I REALLY enjoyed it. If you like dystopian fiction, I expect you’d like it.)
Frontier Dreams

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  1. Maren says:

    Ohhhh this is so pretty! Wish I could make stuff like this! :D
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  2. Beautiful! I am seeing so many wonderful cables through the Yarn Along today. You are right about finishing. Always take the time to do it right or you’ll think of that one weird spot every time you see that project.

  3. Alicia says:

    What a sweet sweater! Love it in cream.
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  4. Lena says:

    This is a beautiful, classic pattern and the idea of a hand-me-up is equally beautiful! Lena
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  5. It’s gorgeous, I love the cables. I think you made the right choice re-doing the collar. Much better to get it right than to be irritated with the finished project every time you see it
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  6. Good for you, picking up the stitches again, I’m glad your fears didn’t come true, I have the same worry when I try to fix things.
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    • Katie says:

      It hovers at the back of one’s mind, right? When it’s just plain knitting, I know I can redo it, but picking up stitches from the decreases was a bit sticky.

  7. Lori says:

    Oh Katie your knitting is beautiful! I admire your willingness to rip out what’s not quite right. My knitting mentor says that’s a sign of a great knitter… And I love a “hand-me-up”! Much aloha, Lori

  8. What a gorgeous wee knit, love the cables.
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  9. Meadow says:

    It looks so lovely and warm. Hand me ups are great!Glad the ripping out worked for you.

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