Ok, here is the problem. I need to lengthen my FIL sweater I knit him for Christmas. It is true that I have been avoiding it because I KNOW what I have to do.
I was looking for an easy way out. I consulted the Knitting Guru...Grumperina. She confirmed my thoughts that taking out the cast on and knitting down was not going to work for ribbing. Of course, she encouraged me to try on a swatch to see if the results would be good enough...
My little swatch to add length to:
The cast on taken out and the swatch on the needle:
At this point, I knew it wasn't going to work. But I knit down anyway to show you all the results:
The ribbing is going to the right now...no good. So I then separated the knit and purls sides...as if grafting 1x1 ribbing...
Well, that wasn't going to work, but it did help me visually....and I attempted grafting.
I had a rough start but caught on near the left side. I think I can do it...maybe. I would put it on smooth yarn instead of the needles though, for sure. Grafting that many stitches....all the way around that sweater...
So I sat down and started....knitting a cute purse!
Picovoli is done, I need to steam the edges and do another photo, patience please!
Ballet Wrap is blocking and I will knit the ties tonight and hopefully assemble tomorrow.