This is my friend Jill. She just finished knitting a gorgeous dress. Now she is cutting it.
Yeah – just kidding. She’s not really going to do it. Right? Is she????
Yup – she’s going to do it. This is real:
Well maybe not that crazy. All the savvy knitters out there have realized that Jill is steeking. From Wikipedia:
“In knitting, steeking is a shortcut used to knit garments such as sweaters in the round without interruption for openings or sleeves until the end. After completing a tube, a straight line is cut along the center of a column of stitches, in order to make room for an opening or place to attach another piece. The steek itself is a bridge of extra stitches, in which the cut is made, and is usually 6-10 stitches wide.”
The verdict: Probably not crazy. Probably not insane. Definitely an advanced knitter!