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March 11, 2008


Thanks for the sneak peak. This is timely, as I am about to cast on for the body. I plan to sew the hem on it, but did not on the sleeves. I knit the cast on together with the sleeve stitches. It created a line, but I like it and think of it as a decorative element on the sleeves. However, I do not want that line on the body of the sweater, so I will sew.

Thank you -- I wondered about the hem too. I'm excited to see the modeled shots!

Hey - you finished! That's awesome!

Nice explanation on the hemming. The yoke colors are stunning! Can't wait for the modeled shots too!

I'll be darned. Very cool - and the yoke? Wow. I think I'd need to go on medication to have the patience for that - beautiful!

Can't wait to see it!

Margene....it is wonderful that you have finished!!! I can't wait to see you in it!

You have me convinced... sewing is best for sweaters. Who knew?
But I still will knit the hem shut for socks, because, hey, socks.

Can't wait to see the fo shots!

Such wonderful attention to detail! Lovely.

You're done! Woo-hoo! The yoke preview is lovely...

I'm gonna have to come back tonight when I have my eyes on and read all the technical notes in this post. You've done SUCH a great job with EPS, grrlfriend!! Bravo!

So exciting! You must love it if you're already thinking of more!

Kudos! Now I really have to make one....Lord knows I have enough yarn! And all her books. And videos.

Oooh, that yoke! Can't wait to see the whole thing!

Now I know. Thanks!

OooooH! Aaaaah! Yay EZ! Yay Margene!

That yoke is beautiful. Can't wait to see the final shoot. I'm off to pull out my EZ books. Thanks, Margene!

How exciting, I'm so looking forward to seeing it!

I haven't made one of these in years, so its great to see one coming alive in front of my eyes.

Sorry to hear that sleep has been elusive.

I really can't wait for the photoshoot! I'm spinning for and EPS right now and I can't wait to be done making the yarn, so I can start making the sweater.

How exciting! I see you used a lot more of the gold than I thought you would. I hope you get your photo shoot done for us soon!

Just in case Nancy reads your comment, I'll give two links here that may help answer her question in great details (and in case she doesn't read the comments, feel free to email her the info). A little while ago, there has been a great series on the TECHknitting blog about better cuffs and bands, and 2 posts dealt with knitting and sewing shut hems: http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2007/12/knitting-shut-hems-and-facings-part-4.html and http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2007/12/sewing-shut-hems-and-facings-part-5-of.html
I hope this helps!
Your EPS sweater looks great, and I can't wait to see the modeled shots!

Awesome indeed... I am still scared of picot hems, but I guess I should try one. (I actually like ribbing, but I seem to be in the minority nowadays.

I've seen comparisons on finishing picot edges, and think for a sock it might not make as much difference (as long as there's stretch). But for a sweater, where it's visible, this nice hemming of live stitches makes a lot of sense.

Very interesting! I too thought that live stitches would be an instrument of terror, but it's good to know that it's not and the result is a superior hem. Noted...

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