Does anyone remember the Bog Jacket I was working on? It stalled where I needed to graft garter-to-garter. I tried and tried and tried, but it just never looked right.
Then I read on the Techknitting blog that she had written an article for Interweave Knits on grafting, so I purchased the appropriate issue (Spring 2010). And that is as far as I got.
Now, does anyone remember the purple and pink BSJ I was working on? That also stalled, at the point where I wanted to add a hood. The other day I noticed that the A-B-C BSJ pattern I purchased about six months ago included instructions for adding a hood, so I did that. But then the two halves of the hood needed to be grafted together, garter-to-garter.
So, I bit the bullet and dragged out the Interweave Knits magazine and scanned the article on grafting and, lo and behold, the instructions were so simple even I could understand them.
I ran out of yarn, so could not include ties with the attached i-cord finishing on the hood. And no buttons yet. But at least the knitting is finished.
Pattern: Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Yarn: Leftover Lion Brand Baby Soft
Needles: US5 (I think)
Modifications: Added a hood
There is quite a pile of BSJs in the gift drawer now, so maybe I will knit something different. For a while.