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 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…
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
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
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
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!
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?
Well, April seems to have been a bit slow as far as knitting goes. I managed to complete, in the eleventh hour, this month's self-imposed commitments for the jewelry course I'm taking, but I don't have any commitments for my knitting. It's summer and super-hot, and not really ideal knitting weather. 🙂 That doesn't mean … Continue reading A slow month
The do-over of the old frogged sweater that I'd talked about earlier is coming along nicely. Like I wanted to, I changed the cable pattern for the new version. I'd used a uniformly twisting basic cable earlier -- knit a few rows and then make a 3x3 twist on an RS row. This time I'm … Continue reading Do-over pullover progress
Yeah, except... there's no hare, just the tortoise. 😛 My knitting has been crawling along lately. I've either been immersed in other super-mundane things, or I've just been plain lazy. In any case, this is the progress I've made on the sleeves of the cardigan so far -- For a while, I wore the piece … Continue reading The hare and the tortoise