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ArtLady1981
08-14-2012, 05:51 PM
It's finally done.

My sleeves came out 3.5" too long. I didn't feel like wearing them cuffed, nor did I feel like reknitting the doggone things. So I cut off 3.5" from the end of each sleeve, picked up the live stitches and bound off! I explain how this process is done, along with 6 photos, in the last paragraphs of my Ravelry notes. (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ArtLady/banana-tree-cardigan-2)

We are having 85 degree weather, and it's way too hot to model this cardigan.
It's too hot to wear anything except cotton pj's.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8425/7783970184_4f04e61337.jpg


This cuff end is the cut and bound "new" sleeve, but it looks just like the original.
The 'hem' of the body is also plain. I like it.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8432/7783970946_3d5798f845_o.jpg

Antares
08-14-2012, 06:10 PM
Considering all the difficulties you had with this cardi, it turned out looking splendid! Sorry to hear the sleeves were too long, but it looks like you have a master fix for them.

Lovely indeedy!

ArtLady1981
08-14-2012, 06:13 PM
I have 416 yards of the yarn leftover. I think I'll knit a simple cami-tank to wear with it! But not right now. Can't wear this until October anyway!

salmonmac
08-14-2012, 08:06 PM
Mmmm, lovely and perfect. It'll look fabulous on and a cami would make a very smart set. Hurry October!

pixidaria
08-15-2012, 02:48 AM
wow, just beautiful!!!

fatoldladyinpjs
08-15-2012, 09:59 AM
Beautiful work, as usual. I'd love to know where you get your patterns.

insanenewknitter
08-15-2012, 11:59 PM
It's gorgeous!! Sorry to hear about your sleeves. I would have been way too scared to cut mine. But, then again, I have super long arms so they probably would have fit perfectly!! :)

Olha
08-16-2012, 08:56 AM
Yummy colour! I think you should be totally proud of yourself for fixing sleeves although it was a pain. Great job. That's what I like about knitting -- you can fix pretty much anything.

Arielluria
08-16-2012, 09:44 AM
LOVE this!

InterNette
08-16-2012, 06:11 PM
Wow that is a beauty. I love it. I think you did sensation, everything from the color to the style. Nice work. I would have been way to afraid to cut that, amazing and no one would ever know it was cut. A cami sounds perfect.
I see the hot weather prevents trying on, living in florida I just said in another thread, no one would try it on, hence the problems with knitters here.

Christinechrstms1
08-17-2012, 12:27 AM
very pretty!