Wednesday, May 25

FO: Baby cardigan (orange)


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Originally uploaded by steel breeze

Yes, it really is neon bright orange, and I didn't even adjust the brightness on this picture!

Another SK860 project, this time calculated in Knitware

6 comments:

Linda said...

I LOVE it! I do, however, have one question: how does one "latch off"?
Thanks!

steel breeze said...

You knit the last row at a loose tension, and then, working towards the live yarn end, use the latch tool to cast off.

Linda said...

Still not getting you. Do you move one stitch to the next needle, knit it, move it to the next and so on until the end? I'm only guessing here. :-)

steel breeze said...

No, that's the transfer tool cast off, although that also works. You put the stitch furthest from the live yarn onto the latch tool (aka tappet tool - it looks like a machine needle but it's mounted in a plastic handle), put the next stitch into the hook of the tool and pull it through. Slide the "new" st all the way up the shaft of the latch tool (ie towards your hand) and then pick the next st up into the hook, repeat until you get to the end. Pull the free yarn through the last loop.

This is known as the latch tool cast off (sometimes tappet tool or crochet cast off). It should be in your manual. There is a video here

steel breeze said...

Sorry, that was the wrong video - that's another way to do it. This is the method I used. But any way you want to cast off is fine, it's on the inside of the garment anyway so won't show.

Linda said...

Thank you! I am just such a newbie on the machine and would rather risk sounding dumb than not learn. thankyou!