A Texturilicious Cardigan

I guess it was too much to hope that I'd complete this project last year, but it's finally ready. Well, almost ready, since I feel the sweater could do with more buttons but we've not ordered any. However, it's wearable now, so can I consider it done already? 🙂 The cardigan used up almost 1400 … Continue reading A Texturilicious Cardigan

Ear Warmers for Dad

Oh yes! My dad finally asked me to knit something! (The conversation actually went more like -- Dad: "Sooo... there are these things that cover your ears..." Me [jumping out of my chair]: "Yes, I'll make one for you!!!") So I made an ear warmer -- a quick knit. I didn't realize it when I … Continue reading Ear Warmers for Dad

Textures and Mistakes

I've reached the armholes of the textured cardigan, and wow, was this an engaging knit or what! The continuous change in textures between the body and the cables and the sleeves made sure there was never a dull moment so far. Engaging or not, mistakes happen, and I had to rectify them. Usually, every few … Continue reading Textures and Mistakes

A Texturilicious Start!

After a successful stripey top, it's time for a new project! The project on my needles right now is a cardigan for my sis that I started this week. Earlier, I mentioned a delicious orange yarn that we thought of working with, but I couldn't really come up with something that would do justice to … Continue reading A Texturilicious Start!

Through Thick and Thin; The Difficult Yarn

Uh oh, the neck seemed to be coming along nicely, but when I join the left and right segments, the stripe at the join distorts. My sis and I remember owning a striped top a long time ago that distorted similarly, but I'm not really keen to have it remain distorted like this. Is the … Continue reading Through Thick and Thin; The Difficult Yarn

Through Thick and Thin – progress

I'm almost done with the back portion of the top, and will finish it with a k3p2 ribbing. I've been using TECHknitter's tip for a more uniform, less distorted fabric at the transition from stockinette to ribbing. And I must say it works great! Ah, the magic of slipped stitches! 🙂 I'm looking forward to … Continue reading Through Thick and Thin – progress

Two-tone top

Remember when I talked about my novice self strutting off and buying insufficient amount of yarn for stranded knitting? Yeah, in the same shopping spree, I'd also bought another insufficient set -- 3 red and 1 gray skeins of the same yarn that I used for my horizontal cables sweater. Before I bought the yarn, … Continue reading Two-tone top

Tubular bind off

I'd frogged an old sweater so I could remake it into something that I'd like better and wear more. I've started working on the new pullover, and this time, I decided to finish the neck first, instead of leaving it till the end like I always do. 1x1 rib seemed like a good match for … Continue reading Tubular bind off

Autumn leaf top

I've always fretted about not being good at coming up with lace patterns. Cables were something that I managed to get better at with practice, and with practice, I managed to turn out good stranded knitting projects too. Lace patterns were somehow, incomprehensibly, not speaking to me at all. Regardless of what I tried, I … Continue reading Autumn leaf top

Ribs and more ribs top

I was never sure about any element of this striped / ribbed top that I knit -- do I stop the ribs after the chest, do I then reintroduce the ribs after a while, do I shift the ribs instead, do I want a longer sleeve, do I add an edging in a different color … Continue reading Ribs and more ribs top