In the beginning, you knit back and forth and back and forth and back and forth.  It is fairly boring.  After a while, you have….a rectangle!


Then you knit around and round and round and round.  It is even more boring.  And then you have……two tubes!

1-IMG_9623This is followed by an hour or so of intense concentration, in which the tubes are incorporated into the rectangle.  No matter how many times you’ve done it, you have a momentary brain freeze in which you are convinced you’ve done it wrong.   Bizarre shapes which contort your needles make for a few difficult rows:

4-IMG_9608Suddenly – Abracadabra! – a sweater emerges from the chaos:

3-IMG_9614It never fails to make me happy: the magic of knitting!


6 thoughts on “Abracadabra!

  1. I love how this is turning out! It’s beautiful. I’m sure you’re under the gun to finish it.

    All of my Lopi sweaters are knit with this construction. Brilliant!

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