Feeling a little deflated at the last machine knit effort, I took another look at it. After sewing up the hat I discovered that the row of holes made an excellent fold line. Not a wasted effort after all.
I have been working on the hand knit while watching I'm a Celebrity and am encouraged by how well it is going - famous last words. As this yarn contains 50% wool I know that when it is sewn up and washed it is going to look very different.I now have both fronts done and am half way up the back. If this works I will have a lovely cardi and managed to reduce my stash by a few balls. If it doesn't work I will have lost nothing as I did not pay for the wool, and I could always stuff a cushion with it.