With puppy chaser at the end.
I recently posted the shameful state of a piece I was working on, for a book. When last we saw this project, I had detached the sleeve, from below the cap, held it on a spare needle and ripped back the sleeve cap, so that I could remove the extra rows from one of the front sections of the garment.
After fixing the front, I picked up and reknit the sleeve cap.
I moved the live stitches to circulars so I wouldn't have to deal with so many needles. This picture was taken en route to the ocean. The picture quality goes WAAAAY downhill from here. I apologize, but frankly, as much as I love you all, I'm not going to wait for a sunny day to get this issue fixed up.
I cut a tail long enough to go around the sleeve about 4 times. Aligning the sleeve with sleeve cap, I started grafting.
There's a great tutorial here, if you've never tried grafting before.
Every few inches, I took a look at the row of grafting to assess the tension.
It can be ugly, no?
To fix, I just use my tapestry needle to ease the yarn out towards the unworked stitches.
Sometimes I'd go back and adjust a couple times in the same spot, but I never lost my mind over it. The wool content of the yarn should allow me to ease out minor inconsistencies in the blocking stage.
The work went pretty quickly. Here, I'm nearly done.
What can I say, I rather like grafting.
Once all was done, the work looked pretty much good as new.
Let's close this out with that puppy chaser I promised.
See all the pics from our trip to the beach on Sunday, here.
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