We're at that part of the sweater where I am doing something I have never done before. I've never sewn in a zipper to my handknits. This makes me a little anxious. After all the time spent knitting, I don't want to ruin my new sweater with a zipper that's not sewn in professionally.
Thanks to my readers, I decided to follow the step-by-step zipper installation instructions from Claudia.
Then I checked to see if the zipper teeth were freely moving.
Finally, I basted the zipper in place using a contrasting colored thread.
Hmmmm. This is the time to make adjustments. It took me quite awhile to get this far, but I don't like the way I can see the zipper on the bottom of the sweater. I guess I'll have to rip that out and adjust it. Once that's done, I think I'll have to pluck up the courage to sew this.
What are your thoughts about sewing zippers by hand versus machine?