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Don’t do this to your knitting… please

Taking Back Friday // don't do this to your knitting

Call it a momentary lapse of judgement. Call it the result of my brain melting from the pandemic. Blame this on my lack of patience or hasty decision making. Whatever the reason, please file this under “things not to do, ever”.

In this week’s Taking Back Friday, I talk about my stranded colourwork project that I’ve been stuck on for the past couple of weeks and why. Since the fall, I’ve been knitting the Wild Autumn cardigan designed by Abbye Dahl and it’s a beautiful design. The colourwork is knit up in two strands of Tough Love Sock. Recently I got fed up with the many, many ends where I changed colours and decided to do something (unfortunate) about it.

I’d love to hear if you’ve ever done something disastrous to your knitting or simply made a bad decision that you regret. How did you fix it? How did you get past the mistake?


  • what I’m talking about in today’s video: my Wild Autumn Cardigan, designed by Abbye Dahl. I am knitting mine using SweetGeorgia Superwash DK in Mink, and holding Tough Love Sock double for the colourwork section, using: Beach House, Shoreline, Sticky Toffee, Apple Pie, Mellow, Violet, Lollipop, Mulberry, and Lilac. Charlotte at the SweetGeorgia studio also knit the same pattern (and finished it only a week later!). You can find her project progress here.
  • want to learn more about knitting or the fibre arts? Join us at the School of SweetGeorgia to explore the colourful world of fibre arts. f you are new to the School and interested in joining, start a 14-day trial for only $1, with access to everything that SOS has to offer. Enter the coupon code: CRAFTWITHUS on the plan of your choice on our sign-up page. We hope to see you there!

About Felicia Lo

founder + creative director of SweetGeorgia // designer + dreamer // wife + mama // dyer, knitter, spinner, weaver, youtuber + author // been writing this blog about colour and craft since 2004 // see what I am making @lomeetsloom and @sweetgeorgia.

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One thought on “Don’t do this to your knitting… please

  1. Nancy White says:

    I have seen steeked edges finished with a knit seam binding finish which could work to hide your serged edges after you finish knitting the sleeves.

    Here’s a link that might be helpful: https://kddandco.com/2012/04/30/steeks-3-the-sandwich/

    I’d suggest more of a flat binding than this sandwich method, but I’m sure you could figure it out.

    I’ve been knitting and sewing since I was very young, so I’ve done many “quick fixes“ that were anything but!! But I’ve tried not to make the same mistake again ;)

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