I'm house sitting for John and Lisa this weekend, spending quality time with my favorite puppies.hold still dogs!oh how precious!I'm working on a sweater this weekend from (one of) my new books, Fitted Knits by Stefanie Japel. I really love a lot of the designs in this book.
I'm making the short-sleeved cardi with ribbing. I'm using Cotton-tots yarn in white and yellow. I like being able to try it on as I go. I'm working on the back decreases now and will probably start on the ribbing tonight.
In today's video, I show how to finish a neckline or armhole using bias tape to create a facing that is flat and won't peek out on the right side of the garment. Bias facing can be used to finish the raw edge a neckline, armhole or even a hem. This is a technique that is commonly used in a lot of garments including my Lou Box Top pattern so it’s a great method to practice and perfect. The benefit to bias facing over a traditional facing is that it has less bulk and if you have particularly thin fabric, it won’t create a ridge under your garment at the end of the facing.