Thursday, June 21, 2007

Grafting lesson

The knitting part of the Morning Glory is finished and now I just had to graft the two halves together. Sounds easy, but I have never ever grafted before !

So what I needed was a really good tutorial, with pictures please ! In my Victorian Lace Today book were some instructions but when I tried them out they just didn't make any sense to me.
After some searching I remembered I had seen it on someone's blog a little while ago. But where ? I knew it had something to do with socks but that was all. Well I finally found it here
( I'll have to learn how to make a proper link someday)
I printed it out and started with trembling fingers. I just didn't want to ruin it. I know, I know I should have made a test piece first but I just wanted to finish it so badly !
And guess what, it really worked !

Can you see the join, right in the middle ? I hope it will show even less after blocking but it will do for me. I'm really happy this worked out so well.

So now all I have to do is to weave in the ends and then I can start blocking ! I will post blocking pictures later.


Danielle said...

Marianne!!! YESSSS, it's a wonderful job on the seam. I can't even see a thing, period!! Wow, I always hate grafting, or kitchener stitch or whatever they call it. I never can do it without following a diagram everytime I've had to do it, which hasn't been that many times because I avoid it. Even Anne said something about wanting to perfect her technique. Yours looks fabulous, can't wait to see the blocked results!!

Romi said...

That's a *fabulous* job! And for your first time, too. Very very impressive. I can't wait to see the shawl after blocking!

Alpaca Granny said...

♥Your Morning Glory is beautiful♥ I have to look up kitchener stitch everytime I want to graft also.