The second sleeve of Vashon I was working on is done! Today I have been busy sewing the sweater parts together. Now I only need to weave in the various little ends of yarn and then it’s officially done.
However the weather has been so nice here that I’m afraid I won’t be able to get much wear out of it until winter starts again. Seriously it’s like 10 °C warmer then its normally this time of the year. Oh well, serves me right for starting a bulky sweater so close to spring.
|Sleeve in progress.|
A few days ago I had a little chat with a fellow knitter on ravelry on blocking. I alway block my various sweater pieces before I sew them together (Uh apart from my seamless knits ofcourse). I’ve always done it that way, but this knitter I talked to, did it the other way around: First she’d sew, and then she’d block.
Now there obviously isn’t a wrong way of doing it but I’m still trying to imagine reasons for the two different methods. I don’t know if it really makes a difference, but to me it seems as if, when you don’t block first, you might encounter problems in dealing with curling edges. Apart from the curling edges I can’t really think of any pros or cons for the different methods but maybe you can! Does anyone out there know what the advantages are of sewing before blocking?
|Various sweater pieces I’m working on.|