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ArtLady1981 08-14-2012 05:51 PM

FO: Banana Tree Cardigan!
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.

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.

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.

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.

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