Final update on the experiment!!

You remember my experiment – modifying the gorgeous Norah Gaughan design, Nightingale, to fit my 3-year-old granddaughter.  If you’re just joining me now, you can read the saga here, here, and here.   Basically, it was going along beautifully until I came to the neckline, but . . .

Finally, success!!

I decided to use a picot bind off, but wasn’t quite happy with it.  I couldn’t bring myself to sew on the sleeves.  I left it on the sofa for some time, mad at it.  But I didn’t want to let it defeat me; the sweater is gorgeous and I want to be proud of it when I give it to Logan, so I just couldn’t let it go.  I took out the newly bound off picot edge and tried once more with fewer stitches.  At this point, I couldn’t even tell you how many stitches there were, but it looked good!  Beautiful, in fact!

So I sewed on the sleeves and gave it a final blocking and it’s FINISHED!  And I LOVE IT!  I feel I did the sweater justice.  How many times did I knit that neckline?  Five.  Apparently, fifth time’s the charm, not third.  🙄

Here it is!  Ta da!!  Drum roll, please . . . With a gorgeous picot neckline!compared to this one:I am victorious!!

Oooh!  I really hurt my arm patting my back!  🙄 But seriously, I’m quite happy with the final result.  Logan won’t see it until Christmas, but I’m sure she’ll love it, too!
Evelyn

About Evelyn

I created this little blog so that I could have a place to show different crafts that I make for my family, my friends, my students, and myself! I have always enjoyed crafting. I particularly love paper, and that's what I'm currently working with.
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4 Responses to Final update on the experiment!!

  1. lotushus says:

    ♥♥♥♥ Thank you that you share with us. Wish you all the best! ☺

  2. Marilyn Caro says:

    I think it turned out beautiful!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn❤

  3. gramjak says:

    Adorable and beautiful knitting!

  4. Theresa says:

    Hi Evelyn! I’m finally sitting down at my computer! It’s been a crazy long busy week! I read through all your posts and this is super exciting news about the sweater!!! I LOVE it and so will Logan! The neckline turned out beautifully! I’m so glad you finally found a fix… I read all your struggles as you were doing it… And YEP! You should totally pat yourself on the back for not giving up and making a beautiful gift for your sweet granddaughter!!!
    I’m also excited to see how your grandpa sweater turns out… it looks like it’ll be cool!
    I enjoyed seeing your layouts as well… they’ll be even more adorable once you get some sweet pictures of Logan on them!!!
    PS. – Thanks for my Easter Card! I laughed at what you wrote… It put a smile on my face! 🙂
    Have a great weekend!

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