9/4/07

The Finish Line…

I’ve noticed a lot of knit garment edges are ribbed or allowed to curl. My last project was a simple tank and I opted for the curl but after wearing it, I realized I hate the curling. I was constantly pulling at the garment and at some point marched upstairs, pulled it off and ironed it flat, which lasted all of a minute and it slowly curled again.
Can we talk crochet…., ok don’t start…….. I’ve heard that some knitters will never allow crochet to mingle with their knitted garment, but I would just like to say, I love it. Using crochet to finish up my garments work better for me. I do crochet bind-off which is easier than the knit bind-off that often ends up tight and unsightly. Can I just say Crochet also helps in covering up the remaining woven in tails or loops left when different color yarns have been used, a row of crochet neatly finishes an exposed edge, and it helps hide imperfections.

With that said this Twisted Tank will get a dose of a crochet row.



What’s your take on this….?

9 comments:

Lesalicious said...

I love it Sheila I am not a knitter at least not yet but, I've seen on Knitty Gritty and in Knitting books that crochet edging is good for some knitting projects. So you did great. Putting the 2 together give it a little of jazz to it. You go girl you look good in the tanks :)

Vera H. said...

Your top is a beauty. You know I love it when crochet and knitting can be used together.

gold said...

Good Job love it!!!I love the color!!!

Tany said...

I vote for the crochet edging! I did a crochet edging on my last tank top (I have yet to post about it)

Adrienne said...

I think it will def help with the curling!! you are doing really good! And the tank looks great!

Virtuous said...

Crochet edging definitely adds a nice finishing touch!

And I SO need to incorporte the crochet BO more often. I actually need a refresh course b/c I can't remember how to do it for the life of me! LOL

You could also pick up all of your stitches and add a ribbing to your tank as well. Alot of folks do that too! But of course crocheting would be faster! :op

del said...

Love it!! I now know the very basics of crochet (VERY basics) & I think crochet edges on knitting are lovely.

Sheila said...

Thanks for posting... I did 2 rows of crochet and it helped.

a friend to knit with said...

hmmm very interesting! i love that you will had a single row of crochet to this.....and i am sure it looks fantastic!