A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

September 27, 2006

Captain Kangaroo

Sorry for the photo quality. Screaming red is difficult to capture at night.

So here is my son's sweater knit to the shoulders with a kangaroo pouch* at the armhole. One of the shoulders has been bound off. Normally the "pouch" would be a bit bigger but this is bulky yarn and a small sweater.

I did a line of basting in cotton so I could see where to machine stitch.

After machine stitching up both sides of the basting I am ready to cut.


The stitches around the armhole have been picked up and I am knitting my sleeve down.

When I finish my sleeve I will steek the second armhole and repeat. Then I get to cut open the front of the sweater! Steeking is fun.

*A few stitches but on a holder with steek stitches cast on over them. The sweater continues in the round and the armhole is steeked.