WIP: Amherst Cardigan

I finished the sleeves of my Amherst cardigan, and they fit just the way I like them! The Brioche stitching of the cuffs never seemed to end, but it finally did, icord-style. Brioche stitch looks wonderful with two colors - I like it more than the single color version - but I don't think its  … Continue reading WIP: Amherst Cardigan

Two steps forward…

... Two steps back, and almost a step forward. That's the state of the Amherst Cardigan right now. I almost completed the sleeves, when I realized I didn't really like their form and fit much. Well, it's better to knit it right instead of letting it slide and being unhappy when I wear it, so … Continue reading Two steps forward…

WIP: Amherst Cardigan

Progress has been slow on the Amherst Cardigan... As planned, I'm on the sleeves of the cardigan now, knitting both together. I'm happy I work two at a time now - makes it much difficult to make mistakes on only one of the sleeves, which I'm sure I've made on an old project because one … Continue reading WIP: Amherst Cardigan

The Forever Sleeve

I've been knitting a blouse for my mom, based on a pattern in a Knitting Traditions issue - the Haubergeon Sweater. This sweater has a plain body, with a lovely crisscrossing cable pattern on the sleeves that caught my mom's eye. The color that my mom prefers was not available in the suggested yarn weight, … Continue reading The Forever Sleeve

The Center Pull Catastrophe

How does one get along with center pull? It has never played nice with me. And after my latest tangle disaster, I'm not in a hurry to re-experiment with it anytime soon. I'd knit the body of my current textured cardigan project till the waist, and I decided to switch to the sleeves for a … Continue reading The Center Pull Catastrophe

So it’s My Fair Cardi!

My next project is a sweater for my sis. We'd talked about what she's looking for in it, and she'd said she wanted some eyelets in its bottom half, and a solid top half with some pattern. So naturally, I thought about the Feather and Fan pattern, since my fellow knitting/crochet blogger, Kat, had just … Continue reading So it’s My Fair Cardi!

Waves – no yarn-chicken game?

The sleeves are done (at least the flat knitting part) and there's some yarn remaining for a nice little button band. I've knit the absolute minimum dimensions that I wanted for the sleeves, and since there's no chance I was going to compromise with them, it'll have to be the button band that will need … Continue reading Waves – no yarn-chicken game?