Project – Cable Car Coat
Patons Pattern Book #500872 Next Steps Six – Learn to Cable
Yarn – Patons Shetland Chunky in 03210 Rich Teal
Blogger – K1Paula2
Now that I've got all the main sections completed (yay!), I need to block the front panels, collar and cuffs and re-block the back (yes, the edges curled back in). That's because this pattern requires some assembly before I can pick up 190 stitches to work the lower edging. With one blocking board three large pieces to block, it may be a few days before the pieces are dry and ready to assemble.
After I pick up those 190 stitches, I'll need to pick up 130 along the right front and another 130 on the left front. The right side has button holes, which I'd imagine will make perfect spacing even more crucial.
Have I mentioned how much I dread picking up that many stitches? Picking up couple stitches here and there isn't so bad, but there's real planning and some actual math required to figure out how many stitches I'll need to pick up per inch so they're evenly spaced.
Anyone have tricks to share while I wait for the blocking to dry?