Five of Five

I am going to count them all. Really!


It is complete, needing only to dry from the blocking. Started in July, knit during July, August, Sept and December.

(Drum Roll ……)

Kauni - the back, completeKauni - the front, complete

An additional warning I would mention – the red crocked – a lot. Vinegar is a good thing. And using burgundy towels turned out to be an excellent pick. I would not have wanted to either handle it with white, or wear it white. 15 minutes and the water was still not clear.

a bit of extra dyeKauni - complete

As I said, vinegar might not smell as nice as hair conditioner, but it has its uses.

Mein Weg

Done! Well, ok, it still needs to be blocked. But that window sill is covered with the Kauni.

I started here – with the front and sleeves ready for steeking
Mein Weg - the Front Mein Weg - the Sleeves
Placed the pieces on the floor to make sure that I had everything the correct side up while sliding the on-hold stitches to the neck needle.
Mein Weg - the Layout

Since I find the finishing such a pain – I did the sleeves to back and front seams first, so that I could slide it over my head just to see…which would be a whole lot easier if someone would clean off his side of the bathroom mirror.

Mein Weg - the Sleeves

Rewarding myself with knitting the collar and front bands in one piece I decreased by k2tog every fifth on the neck then continued by increasing on each side of the collar while knitting (or purling depending) 2 together on either side of the center back. This balanced the number of stitches around the neck edge and the four extra increase made the corner from neck to front lie smoothly. Again – I knit three rows flat before switching to seed stitch for the remaining 8 rows.

Mein Weg - the Back Mein Weg - the SideMein Weg - the Front

After blocking, I am going to add loops and buttons. I didn’t knit a lot of ease, as it turned out and I don’t like gaping buttons. I haven’t decided between pewter clasps or loops with buttons.

If anyone is interested in knitting this sweater, please let me know. I am planning on writing up and posting the complete notes, but need to write off to the author to get her permission.

Now – what comes next?

Audio Books

Finished The Red Lilly then went on to Catherine Coulter’s Born to be Wild.


Oh, yeh. That practice module for recertification.

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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5 Responses to Five of Five

  1. Iris ine says:

    Both turned out very fine, congratulations. Greetings, Iris

  2. ruth says:

    Mein Weg! Yes! Except that I don’t ever sew anything together unless you hold a gun to my head. You think this could be done “organically”?

    Thanks for the heads-up on the Kauni. I have a batch of it sitting in my pile, and this is good to know.


  3. Pat says:

    2 gorgeous cardigans!!
    I love the colors of your Kauni!

  4. Sarah says:

    Wow, two gorgeous sweaters! I agree with Pat — I just love the autumnal palette of your Kauni.

  5. Jinx says:

    Congratulations! Both items are just looking great!


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