Okay, here is my second birthday day cast on. I finally cast on the Malabrigo Rios in the Fresco y Seco color that I wound up in my last winding frenzy. I cast on the Weekender by Drea Renee Knits aka Andrea Mowry.
This sweater had a split hem and the front and back is cast on separately. I started the front hem and you guys….I learned the Tubular Cast On. It did take me a lot longer to slow down and learn this. I watched at least three YouTube videos and painstakingly did the first set-up TWICE.
It’s definitely not perfect but I can see how it makes a nice clean edge that seems to come out of now where. I’m hopeful that my second hem is a little neater. I need to work on keeping my gauge consistent across and slipping the correct stitches.
I’m excited to get this sweater going in the round so I can have a nice zen project that can just work endlessly in circles. Happy Knitting!!
That’s going to be gorgeous! I need to make a Weekender too!
That tubular cast on is probably the hardest part of the sweater! So much concentration, and trying to keep track of how many stitches was challenging!
It’s a lovely sweater! Have fun knitting
lover, love ,love the color
The Weekender is my favorite sweater. I wear it all of the time and I’m considering making a second one.
Tubular cast on takes a little doing, but it really does create a pretty edge! Lovely yarn color – can’t wait to see your sweater 🙂
I really enjoyed knitting The Weekender. I can’t wait to see yours!
I e already picked the yarn for my second one! I’m going to add some short rows for the bottom of the back on the next one.
Oh I just learned tubular cast on for a hat I just finished and it’s a lovely edge.
Ooh that’s a pretty edge. Looks like a technique worth learning
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