I need holidays and you will learn an I-cord bind off

Dear needleworkers, I will make a little writing holiday for two weeks. My husband has a bit of free time and we want to reorganize our flat, watch some films, visit museums and care for my parents.

But I did not want to leave without telling you… I will frog the pink cardigan (please readers do stop laughing!!!!). I had a hard look on it and I cannot close my eyes before the much too wide sleeves and the better but still strange neckline. My theory is that lasts week sunshine confused me and with todays rain I am a bit more realistic. The sweater currently resides in the box of shame, so there is plenty of time for me to change my mind multiple times (sorry for this ?)

Knitting box of shae with woman making faces

Meanwhile, I picked up an older project, the Rönn Cardigan from the The Weststrand Sisters which I had abandoned because I was scared of knitting a new variation of short rows. You all know I use a not so common style of knitting (combination knitting). Most directions for in/decreasing or turning stitches are not usable for me (meaning, I must exchange techniques etc). But I was so frustrated on my pink Frankie Cardigan, that I wanted to proof that I am a capable knitter to myself. Fittingly (this is written with a lot of irony) I had four shi*** days of hormonal migraines which sometimes allowed me to knit slowly. In these days I worked through the short row sections (I did two wrong and the last ok) and I finished the sweaters body. Yesterday I had another long waiting period and I again worked on this sweater and learned the I-cord bind off: looooove ? Perhaps you also did not knew this bind off? Then I have a video for you.

I made the I-cord smaller than in the video with only two extra stitches.

Hand knitted Rönn cardigan with I-cord bind off

This is such a neat finish (if you are able to do it right, mine is less neat more – ahem – cuddly ?). The instructions for the Rönn cardigan are super clear so far and surprisingly the fit is nice too :-DDD

Woman wearing a half finished knitted Rönn cardigan

In my typical manner, I used a different yarn which is a bit thicker than the recommended . But I am proud, I made a tension square beforehand – perhaps because I was taken hostage by my knitting conscience ??
I hope my rush holds on and I will have time to work out the short row sleeves … I again have to change the pattern a bit, as I will knit the sleeves flat. Knitting in the round is not possible with combination style. (While knitting in the round you cannot twist and de-twist the stitches, so I automatically would knit regularly continental style, which is hard on my hands – so no).
I hope for some relaxed days without too much sorrow and stress (please!!!). We will see us after this short holiday.
I hope you all have a wonderful time.

Thank you @crosheille for iniciating and @muscara, @shanibeer, @marblely for hosting the #needleworkmonday. If you want to see more beautiful projects with yarn, fabric and most of all needles, follow @needleworkmonday on steemit. Or even better grab your needles and keyboard and join the #needleworkmonday community. You can read more comments on this post on my steemit blog.

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