Vestvember is chugging along a little quicker than my actual vest progress is, but I still think I’ll finish in time.
But I am running up against the undeniable knitter’s intuition that tells me the bottom edge is going to roll like a crazy rolling thing even after blocking. Here’s the rub. You knit the hem treatment sideways, then pick up stitches and knit the body of the vest up vertically from the side of the hem band. So it’s not as easy as just adding a knit facing–to do so one would need to pick up stitches on the bottom edge, as well, and knit the hem facing down. Of course, this is what I’d prefer to do since the knit facing will stretch more than a ribbon facing. But I also know that I am unusual in my embracing of the finishing.
And so, gentle knitter, I wonder what you think?
And while I’m asking you your opinion on that, let me also ask you this:
Would you be interested in an email list consisting solely of post notifications when I blog something that qualifies as an announcement? Design releases, class dates, appearances, and the like?
I’m going to be in New York City on January 21st – 23rd for Vogue Knitting Live. I’m arriving on Thursday, in time enough to give a Fit to Flatter class before the weekend festivities start if a venue happened to open up. Would anyone be interested in a NYC class on January 20th? If so, do you have a yarn store you’d recommend I contact about a class?
Thanks in advance!