Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Most people I know hate renovations.  The mess,  the disruption to normal living. Me, I'd rather have it right than not.
And so, I'm renovating a couple of recent knits. First up was Lacey. After 3 trial runs I realized I didn't like the shirt tail hem. On me that is. Some knitters might groan at the thought of that re-work. But I'd rather have it right.
To do the reno  I threaded a contrasting thread through a row of stitches just above the last short row . Then I cut.  Once cut, I picked up the stitches and knit down, finishing off with ribbing versus what was there before - curling garter.

All this was done in the round. 

At the ribbing though, I knit each piece back and forth in order to leave a tunic-like split at the sides. Thinking of those hips again.

Next up for a reno was Fauxnel. Trial runs there told me it needed a bit more length. An easier fix than the shirt tail hem as Fauxnel was top down. I simply undid the cast off and am knitting  down an inch.

Reno soon to be done and summer wardrobe ready.

1 comment:

Sel and Poivre said...

You are truly an inspiration!