So I’m sitting down to sew up my Cockleshell Cardigan, one of the faster garments I’ve made.
Amy Christoffers clearly dosed up on cuteness vitamins when she designed this tiny baby sweater. So cute, so fast.
Having done several blankets’ worth of three-needle bind off, I blasted through the eight inches of three-needle bind off like a boss.
See how tidy and professional it looks? I am such a great knitter. Really great. I should do this for a living or something.
It’s such a decorative feature, joining the two sides of the sweater down the spine. You put the stitches of each half on two needles, then knit them together using a third needle, then bind off one stitch at a time. It is one of the great moments in knitting.
What happens if, perchance, you fail to knit both stitches together? What happens if you miss a stitch?
It looks like this. See the stitch marker? There, on the flip side of my beautiful, prideful seam, was a layabout lollygagger, unattached to anything in the world, just waiting for the perfect moment to unzip all the way down the side of the sweater.
I’ve never had Failure to Knit 2 Together. I pass it along as a cautionary tale to you as you get to this moment in this Cockleshell Cardigan. You might want to check your seam every now and again to make sure you don’t have a layabout lollygagger.
Daily Lesson in Knitting Humility now complete.