Sweater Blocking Conundrum: Grey Tweed Pullover, Episode 2
Last March I started knitting my dark grey Donegal tweed yarn into a simple pullover, and then the weather got pretty warm, so I put it away. Then during the hottest part of July, I ran into a decision-requiring situation with my attempt at the February Lady Sweater (don’t ask why I thought worsted weight wool-mohair was cooler than worsted weight tweed, I don’t know), so I put that sweater aside while I mulled. But I wanted to knit on a sweater. So, even though it was July, I took up the tweed again. Now I finally have all the pieces knit. But how to block to rolled edges?
The front and back are already joined at the shoulder seam with a 3-needle bind-off. I did that so I could figure out how long to make the sleeves. Anyway the bottom edge of the sleeves and body are rolled. So do I pin the rolls out while blocking? Or do I just pin down to the roll (the bottom-most garter ridge) and let it roll up as it drys? What to do? Suggestions welcome!
The neckband is supposed to be rolled too, but I don’t think that’s what I want to do. I think a few rounds of garter stitch will be better. My thinking is that with the purled ridge details above the rolled edges will keep a garter neckband from looking out of place. Any thoughts?
The sweater, which I want to wear primarily as outerwear, is going to be too big. I measured my bust in March and it was 40.5 inches, so I thought a 44 inch outerwear sweater would be fine. When I realized this summer that certain of my undergarments were unacceptably roomy, I measured again: 38 inches. This sweater is going to be HUGE. sigh.
I will have 3.5 skeins of yarn left over, so I can make some tweed accessories that will fit!