My mom’s sweater

My mom is an exquisite knitter. For whatever reason she tends not to believe this, but she is. Two summers ago, she finished knitting the most extraordinary cabled turtleneck sweater I have ever seen. It is stunning.

She finished knitting and seaming it on the drive from Indiana to Colorado, where my parents were meeting me at the airport so we could do a family camping trip. On the morning they were picking me up, Mom was feverishly finishing so she could triumphantly show me the finished sweater when we met. In her haste, well… a picture is worth a thousand words…







So, lesson one here is always bind off loosely!!! Especially for things that need to stretch a lot… like turtle necks.

Lesson two is that even the best of us make mistakes. Knitting isn’t something that you’ll ever do perfectly every time on the first try.

Lesson three is that knitting mistakes are fixable! Unlike sewing where you cut your piece of fabric and then that’s all she wrote, with knitting you can just rip out a bit of yarn and redo it. Easy peasy. Maybe not as fun the second time around, but if you want to you can. So, with only a little extra work you’ll have that perfect sweater after all!



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