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Afterlight Begins

For such a simple-looking pattern, Afterlight is all about the details.

I was particularly delighted to see that the pattern instructs the knitter to cast-on using the tubular cast-on, which creates a neat, beautiful, and extremely stretchy cast-on edge in 1×1 ribbing. ┬áIt’s been my secret favorite knitting technique for awhile, as I find it much easier to tension than the Italian tubular cast-on, with cleaner results.

I am almost finished with both sleeves, and then it’s onto the body…