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Friday, May 23, 2014

Ending the Cowl and an Update on (some of the) Other Work.

                                                      Both the Cowl & Capelet are complete!
                       Here are a few tips for tidier finishing for this, and many other projects.

When ending, I always extend the last stitch several inches and cut the center.  
Pull the ball end out and there you have your tail.  
When working in the round, I like to make an invisible join by running the tail 
under both strands of the first bind off.

Run the tail back into the last bound off stitch.

Snug it up, even with the others, and run or weave the end in.  
Here I used the end to snug up the last yarn over, which was a little loopier from 
being in the selvedge of the garter rows.

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Haley is modeling the Restoration Cowl made of those beautiful skeins of Clara Yarn.  
She managed some serious good cheer on one of the hottest days of the year.

The longer, chunkier Capelet in Quince & Company Osprey.

 (because she could doesn't mean she would)

Some things from my knitting basket :

Working along on the 2nd sleeve of a wonderful pullover in Dance.  The color is Titania, which is really what I'd consider a Celadon, not the lovely but incorrect grey captured here.

Ready to work the knitted tubular bind off and make a thumb decision for this mitt, 
part of the  Kismet Abundant set.
The color is completely yum.

And I'm mostly back on track with this Habu, the top of which I have reknit thrice.  
Good Tip : Mark your increases and decreases with removable markers as you go along! 
I especially love this coil-less variety, but only have them in the same shade as this yarn.  
I may need to search out silver or brass...  

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