Hi everyone, this post is in response to some questions regarding how to knit my free pattern for Darby’s cabled sweater. Sadly, the e-mail didn’t work and I couldn’t find her on ravelry, so here I am, making it open to everyone.
Ok, the sweater is knit in the round on three double pointed needles (like this: http://knitting-and.com/wiki/Knitting_With_Double_Pointed_Needles ) instead of being flat and sewn up afterward. If you have a very small circular needles I’m sure you could use that or 2 circular needles at once Like this: http://www.az.com/~andrade/knit/twocirculars.html or the magic loop method (which I haven’t tried) like this: http://knitting-and.com/wiki/Magic_Loop
You can see why i might prefer knitting with the double pointed needles, it looks like the easiest out of the three, but everyone has their own prefence and many find the other methods comfortable.
B/O means to bind off your stitches, you might just say cast off instead: http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/casting-off
Hope it all helps!
In other news, I am on vacation! I don’t know why our district has a fall break but I’m not going to argue with it. I’ve been able to visit some friends and finish a sweater and hae taken some time to get my car worked on, so I would say it is a fairly successful vacation. What I am finding odd is that I’m only getting 8 hours of sleep instead of my usual 10-12 hours of vacation time sleep and I am doing quite well with this. Generally, as a vacation rolls on I go to bed later and later until it’s 2am and I’m making myself go to bed so that I wake up before noon.
Pictures of a super adorable toddler sweater coming very very soon.