Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Sweet Little Nothing - revisited

binding off with beads -  half way point
October 2016
 
Last week, I focused my knitting time to finishing Sweet Little Nothing. Friday night I began the bind-off, staying up late (nearly 1AM) until I was making too many mistakes.

In the photo, you can see that I used a lifeline in the rows immediately before the bind-off. I thought it would make correcting bind-off mistakes easier, and it paid off several times, especially during my late-night knitting.

This project created NO scraps. In fact, I was sweating the last four inches of the bind-off and even "fudged" on a couple of the beaded picot points just to finish. Note: based on a couple of Ravelry projects, I knit to 427 sts : the pattern recommended 408 its, so the tight finish was of my own making, not the pattern.

See how close it was. . .

a squeaker finish!
Yikes, it was a squeaker. Notice that the last two beads do not have picot points, but with some other black yarn, I will "create" the points with a tapestry needle.

completed "Sweet Little Nothing"
October 2016
Sweet Little Nothing is finished, and I love it. 

Pattern: Sweet Little Nothing by Sue DeBettignies for Ogle Design
               (Ravelry pattern link)

Needle:  US size 6

Kit:   purchased at Colorful Yarn in Colorado -  $32.00
          4 oz. (420 yards) of superwash 100% wool
          beads and pattern


14 comments:

  1. That was a squeaky finish! It is a beautiful piece, you do such wonderful work.

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  2. What a beautiful finish. I love the sprinkles of black and gray in the light section. You will certainly be stepping out in style when you add that to your outfit!

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  3. Gorgeous! And, yes, definitely a close finish!! Well done.

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  4. That is so so nice!! Love the beads... I didn't know you could do that!!! I have so much to learn:)

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  5. Sweet Little Nothing is so cute and sweet! The beads add so much to a knitted item and it's been ages since I have knit with beads. Beautiful work Nancy!

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  6. What a wonderful finish. Nothing good comes from my knitting past 10 pm ever! Love your beadwork. Great job Nancy

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  7. It is lovely, so glad you had enough yarn to finish! :)

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  8. That is beautiful! Playing yarn "chicken" is not my idea of fun either. SO glad you made it!
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  9. Very pretty. I'm still in the knitting mood. I sat in front of you tube and tried to learn how to do an invisible cast on for the up socks. I have to report an epic fail! Must not give up!

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  10. Beautiful! Now I'm off to check the pattern.

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  11. Love the color! That was some ending there. I've done that before - down to where you can barely hold onto the yarn! Good Job!!!

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  12. That is just short of the perfect project! I think getting all the stitches done and an inch of tail would have been perfect, it is really attractive. I plan on hitting my favorite knitting store today. 😉

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