I had grand plans for Coatigan to be finished this week. But at nearly 4pm on Friday, I’m having to accept that will only happen if I stretch “this week” to include the weekend. So in lieu of the typical TGIF post, today I have a slightly tongue-in-cheek one, dedicated to this WIP.
Thinking about my next project (of course, right?). I even went so far as to pull out needles and make a tiny swatch this morning. It looks like I’ll be knitting DK weight yarn on a size 7 needle. Which after weeks of knitting aran yarn on a size 5 sounds heavenly.
Grateful for the girls in my Monday knitting group who were absolutely positively confident I’d have plenty of yarn to finish the project. When I saw them on Monday, I was about 2/3 through the second sleeve, with six (out of 19) unused balls remaining. Of course they were right. I might even have enough left for matching mittens!
I-cord for days … I actually finished the last few rows of the body yesterday morning. and now it’s all i-cord from here on out. All the bind offs are i-cord bind offs. I’ve made a small start – the collar and pocket edges are done. What’s left is attaching the pockets to the body with a clever “double i-cord”, binding off the back with the regular i-cord and then …covering the edge where the stitches were picked up for the collar (346 of them to be exact) in i-cord. It took me three tries to get the first pocket attached to the body and I can only hope the remaining million or so stitches are a little easier.
Finishing after that should be easy. The yarn spit-splices like a dream, so all I have to do once the i-cord is complete is weave in the ends from all the starts and stops. I haven’t counted, but I don’t think there are that many. Then it will be ready for a nice wet block.
Watch this space on Monday!
And have a wonderful weekend!!