You’ve done it! You’ve knit a lovely Love Note sweater, there are just a couple last ‘finishing’ steps to complete.
This post is step #6 of the Love Note Tutorial series. Other posts in this series include:
- Yarn choice and sizing: How to choose a fabulous yarn combination and find the right size for you.
- Construction: An overview of the process and how the sweater is constructed.
- Yoke: How to work the provisional cast-on, lace pattern, and raglan increases.
- Body and sleeves: Creating the high-low hem and picking up the sleeves.
- Neckline: How to pick up stitches from the unzipped, provisional cast-on, plus tips for ensuring the perfect fit.
- Finishing (this post): How to finish off your beautiful sweater!
The most important finishing step is wet-blocking the sweater to set the lace and relax the fabric into shape. Because this sweater has such an open fabric, you’ll want to be careful not to block it too big. Keep your measuring tape handy and pat the sweater into shape.
The light and drapey fabric of this garment hangs from its tightest point, the neckline bind-off. After blocking, if the fit isn’t quite as desired, unpick the neckline bind-off and rework it more loosely or more firmly. For a more drastic fit adjustment, rip back to the decrease round, and then decrease more or fewer stitches before working the neckline ribbing and bind-off. Weave in all the ends once any required fit adjustments have been made.