Mama Knits Crochets and Quilts

Mama Knits Crochets and Quilts

A mom and needle craft blog

Swancho finishing

 

So, after blocking the front and back pieces of the swancho, the next step is to mattress stitch the shoulder/top sleeve seam, pick up stitches along the bottom sleeve edge, and add ribbing to complete the length of the sleeve.  The pattern has directions for both 3/4 and full length sleeves.  I went for 3/4, but kept them even wider than the pattern called for.  I decided to make the change after I made one sleeve extension and decided I wanted it a little looser, ripped it out, and made it over.  One more shout out for the yarn and pattern website (www.glenfiddichwool.com) — there are links to videos showing you how to do different parts of their patterns, the mattress stitch for example.  So check there first if you have a question about how to do something mentioned in one of their patterns.  So convenient.

The last bit of finishing is to mattress stitch the underarm and side seam and lightly press the ribbing and seams.  The neckline has no extra finishing required, but I added one round of single crochet, size J hook, every other stitch, just for a little more stability.  I left the bottom hem as is.  Now I wear this thing almost every day; it is just warm enough for the slight chill of our spring mornings and evenings, it is so easy to throw on, and the color goes with anything.  I just love it.