This is such a simple, fun, satisfying knit! And you get to use some cool tricks of the trade.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Declan is super-sweet, super-fast, super-seamless, and super-stashbusting! Baby not included. Here are some clever tricks and goodies to make your super baby pullover extra super!
Neaten Bind Off in the Round
I love this trick! As you know, when you knit in the round, you are really working a spiral, so there is always an annoying "step" where you leave off. Not anymore! Check out this nifty trick:
3 Needle Bind Off
No, I wasn't lying. It really is seamless! But you use a technique just like the 3 Needle Bind-Off, minus the binding off part, to connect the base of the neck with a little cross-over. Here is a video tutorial:
And here is a written one: 3 Needle Bind Off
Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off
This is my preferred stretchy bind off. Perfect for baby sleeves!
Backward Loop Cast On
This is my favorite technique for adding a few under-arm stitches when knitting a top-down raglan. This tutorial has it all: written and video!
Did I leave something out? Nudge me in the comments!