The big news on the fiber front this week is my Dogwood Blossoms. The steeks are done.
In the photo, you can just see the front is cut open. The armscye steeks are also cut. I used my sewing machine to sew on each side of the cutting line before I took the scissors to it. I'm getting pretty… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on November 26, 2012 at 8:30am —
I have been looking everywhere online to find a knitting pattern for a really nice, button up, Cardigan sweater with a shawl collar for men to make for myself. I want to find one that has a variety of stitch patterns and cabling, a lot like what you might find in Ireland. I don't like pull over sweaters at all, as I tend to get too hot in them. I want this sweater to act as a light jacket in place of a bulky over coat. I am just about ready to pull my hair out trying to find such a… Continue
Added by Tracy L. Shook on November 8, 2012 at 10:37am —
The Prayer Cardi for Jim fit perfectly!
If you have been following my blogs, you know the story behind this sweater. For those of you who haven't read my past posts, this cardigan has an interesting story. My DSIL, who passed away a year ago in October, started this for her husband, Jim. Before she died, she… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on December 26, 2011 at 8:30am —
Another busy week! The mittens are done:
I adapted the pattern Mitones Iveños from Andean Folk Knits by Marcia Lewandowski. I changed the tip by using the round-toe decreases, because the thumb ended up in an awkward place. I dont know if I misread the pattern, but the thumbs stuck out at the sides instead of being on the side of… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on December 12, 2011 at 8:30am —
This week I'm frantically finishing up some projects that have to be done for Christmas or before. Remember Rocky's sweater, started last week?
I wanted him to have a nice one for the Christmas season to replace the old acrylic sweater he had been wearing around the house in the winter. This was a quick knit, using Swish worsted in "Hollyberry." You can find the yarn … Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on November 28, 2011 at 8:30am —
Well aside for working on my cardigan off and on for the past 5 months (hangs head in shame) in my earlier post I've been distracted yet again. This time with a not so mini project.
So far I've gotten this far with the Simplicity cardigan...still loving the color I picked too!
I think I'm about… Continue
Added by Val on August 21, 2011 at 8:14am —
After a little soul searching I've managed to fall back in love with knitting the Simplicity Cardigan by Mary Annarella. I'm working with KP's Shadow Lace yarn in the Vineyard Heather colorway.
This project for me in one of those dive in projects. With this project; it's the first time I've really knit with lace weight yarn and… Continue
Added by Val on July 18, 2011 at 6:41pm —
The torso was knit horizontally to make the vertical rib/stripes, an icord was added to the top and the pickup was done on that. The sleeves were grafted and added for the 3/1 rib and the raglan shaped the top. An icord was worked around the outside of the cardi, and made the buttonholes. The sweater is reversible, side 1 has a raised stripe more visible and more subtle top, the side 2 cardi has a more subtle stripe and more visible rib ridge on top!! Wonder if this would work for a… Continue
Added by cellogirl on July 10, 2010 at 8:26pm —
It's here and the problem is solved!
I had organized and uploaded a file of the Scotch Mary Cardi pattern (and blog entries) to an online printing site shortly after the Sweater Project came to a close. Unfortunately there were some issue with the color of the printing, so that held off the publish announcement for a while. However, I am happy to say that the latest proof arrived in the mail today and it looks great! So... I've approved the job and it is now available for purchase! The… Continue
Added by Erica Jackofsky on April 23, 2010 at 12:07pm —
The big news this week is (drumroll, please) I finally steeked DH's Fair Isle sleeveless cardi! Ta-da!
Before I could do that, I had to graft the shoulders. It was just like doing the toe of a sock, only more sts.
Then I had to give the extra sts a haircut on the inside. Here's… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on March 24, 2010 at 12:00pm —
I'm done! I'm done! I calculate that my Classic Lines Cardigan
is the most stitches I've ever knit for one project--coming in around 76,000 stitches (38 size). Eeep! I'm glad I didn't make that calculation before I started! I squeeked this one in under the 6 month mark, and it fits like a dream, so I'm quite proud.
Angela helped me take some photos. It's very windy outside, so it was… Continue
Added by Melissa on September 22, 2009 at 11:25am —
I have almost finished the cardigan, sewing it up and then knitting the neck, then i'm done. Which is great because I'm sick of hot pink for the moment. I'm excited about making more progress on my dad's sweater, getting through the ribbing so it can be a reading project. I also plan to start my first pair of socks, for when I'm watching tv with my man in bed. Something that requires some focus, but allows me to still watch the movie. Over the years I have bought dozens of multi-colored acrylic… Continue
Added by Danielle Barratt on September 13, 2009 at 4:58pm —
I realised this morning that each blog is all about yesterday. I never have time on the day to write, I knit til i'm to tired to do another row.....then I go to sleep. So it's always the next morning that I blog about the day before. Oh well, it's all good I suppose.
Yesterday was productive again once my son had his nap. I knit and read Hide by Lisa Gardner and had a lovely break. Manage to completely finish the body of the cardigan and I measured it against my daughter because it… Continue
Added by Danielle Barratt on September 8, 2009 at 6:23pm —
I have made excellent progress on my daughter's cardigan, but now it is getting a little fiddly. With the stitch holders, extra balls of yarn, decreases and color changes, it really isn't suitable for me to carry around. I don't KIP yet, but i like to knit while watching kids tv shows and movies, or while I am outside with them. So I started my dad's sweater. For now the sweater is simple and can be carried around easily. Although the pattern is to be knit in pieces, I decided to knit the body… Continue
Added by Danielle Barratt on September 7, 2009 at 6:03pm —
I'm inching along on my Classic Lines Cardigan, and I'm amazed to see how much progress I've made just by knitting in meetings at work and the occasional car trip. (Alice has discovered that her hands can GRAB things, so anything in my hands or on my person at home is not safe!)
On the right is… Continue
Added by Melissa on June 23, 2009 at 12:32pm —
The wedding is over but my project are still going on. In the past weeks I've made gifts for guests, and even Erinn's veil. It was such a busy time. During all the rush I was able to make my swatch for the Cardigan KAL. I'm off to cast on sleeves this afternoon while recooperating and lounging in the easy chair. Here's my… Continue
Added by Debbi NW Ohio on April 20, 2009 at 7:20am —
You may have seen me in my Fair-Isle cardigan on my blog and during the Speed-knitting KAL. People have asked me if I knitted it myself. No, it was a thrift-store find for $5.
I was looking for a stranded knit to felt and make a bag out of, when I was attracted by the colors in this cardigan. When I took it off the rack, I realized that it would probably fit me (it… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on February 22, 2009 at 9:00pm —
I had a fit of inspiration about a week ago, after listening to one of Kelley's podcasts, to re-learn how to knit. When I first learned how to knit about 2 years ago, a co-worker taught me the English style (holding the yarn in your right hand, and throwing). i felt pretty comfortable in that method, until i had to purl.
after listening to an old podcast, and kelley's explanation of how the Continental Style makes purling easier, i thought i would give it a shot. suddenly, my… Continue
Added by katorigasuki on March 24, 2008 at 11:55am —