Before steeking the lopapeysa, I made a little exercise.
This was the perfect moment to try to cut a knitted piece as a practice before cutting the big project: Eva's hoodie lopapeysa.
The first step: Using a sewing machine back and forth:
After that the place to cut is secured and ready for the action:
And voilà, the band is gone!:
After cutting I made a single crochet edge to make it look better:
And now it is REALLY ready to be used!!
So, after the little training we were ready to take the big task: Cutting the lopapeysa.
The steps are the same:
|Sewing to secure the edges.|
|Back and forth on each purling.|
|Let the action begin!|
|Be careful with the blade of the scissor that you don't see... I almost cut the back of the cardigan!|
|Getting to the yoke.|
Then the crochet edge:
Now it is ready to get the zipper!
I must admit that the idea of cutting the knitting sounds TERRIBLE and SCARY but it is not! The important thing, in the case of a cardigan, is to make the "path" where the sewing will go. In this case I made a colums made up of two purled stitches. Then the sewing machine dies it all! In this case I also made a double sewing on both edges so I could cut between them.
So, don't be scared of doing this! I think it is very difficult to mess it all.
Today I am going to visit my friend (who is a seamstress) to put the zipper... I think that dointg that goes a lot over my sewing skills... that are very little in fact :)
Finally, as I promised here are some pictures of my last trip to the East Fjords!
Alex gave the idea of making a clip... which was brilliant! Other wise I would have had to upload TONS of pictures! The only problem with the clip is that the resolution of pictures is lost a little bit... but I guess it looks alright :)
I hope you enjoy it!