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inside out

April 6, 2009

I’m sorry that I keep posting about this damn hearts sweater.  To be honest, it’s all I’m knitting on and all I’m thinking about.  Haven’t tired of it yet.

inside out

I’m sewing the ends in this version, which is why the sweater is inside out, and that got me to thinking about something I always think about when sewing in ends.

Have you ever watched the DVD of Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitting Workshop (much scrolling required)? She spends a bit of time talking about finishing your sweater very neatly in order to be able to wear it inside out.

Are you kidding me?!?!?

No, she’s not kidding. I’ve never done it*, and I think I have a long way to go before my finishing would be so good to flip a finished sweater to the wrong side.  But seriously, if you get it out of your head that it’s the wrong side the other side is just as fascinating. Maybe even prettier than the right side.  That is, if you can get over it being the wrong side.

Marinate on that for a bit. I’ll be over here full of hearts for the foreseeable future.

*I knit a stripey hat that I wear inside out; reverse stockinette in stripes is just about the easiest way to make knitting look more complicated than it is. Not brave enough yet to wear a whole sweater inside out.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. April 6, 2009 9:02 pm

    Your insides look pretty good to me, actually! This is such a cute sweater!

  2. mai permalink
    April 7, 2009 1:00 am

    yea, wearing my sweaters inside out is not an option 🙂

  3. wazzuki permalink
    April 7, 2009 3:31 pm

    do not apologise for blogging about the hearts. I heart the hearts. And I always enjoy your musings on technique. That inside looks damn fine – I would definitely wear it on my outside!

  4. April 7, 2009 8:57 pm

    As fascinating as the inside of a stranded sweater is, it is enough for me to just keep the right side looking good. 🙂

  5. April 20, 2009 11:52 am

    well, the inside of your sweater is almost as beautiful as the outside…I really like this color combination.

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