Here is my most recent project - and it's not for a baby! It's a cowl for my future-mother-in-law (for Christmas). The pattern is the Burberry Inspired Cowl found here or on Ravelry.
The yarn is amazing!! It's Diamond Luxury Collection Baby Alpaca Sport - nice and soft and so great to knit with! It sheds a little, the only drawback I've found so far.
I'm liking the way the cowl is looking - I'm just over half-way done.
For this project I had to learn the provisional cast-on and it's also my first time doing cables. I think they are looking ok so far but there are a couple long threads I'm wondering about - should they be there?
I believe it's the last stitch of the stitches that go on the cable needle. What I am doing is slipping the stitches to a cable needle (smaller than the needle I'm knitting with) then, when I get to the part where I need to knit those stitches, I slip them back on my knitting needle and knit them. I'm trying to be conscious of my tension and I even gave them a little 'pull' after I noticed these longer threads. It didn't seem to help. So are they unavoidable? Or am I doing something wrong?
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