I need holidays and you will learn an I-cord bind off
13. August 2019

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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