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 . . .
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. 🙄