Category sweaters

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Weak in the face of wool

Despite having finished 2 projects this month I still have no shortage of Works In Progress on the needles, so I’ve been trying to stick to the willpower as much as possible and not cast on twelve new sweaters all at once just because it’s September. But a girl can only hold out for so […]

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New Pattern: Retreat cardigan

I’m pleased to announced my first new knitting design of the coming fall/winter season! My Retreat cardigan pattern is now live and available on Ravelry, and on Patternfish as well. It is available for $7.00 for the entire first month of its release, after which it will bump up to $8.00, to be in line […]

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Nothing left but the buttons

It’s been a finishing party around here for the last couple days, as I finally get my latest sweater design prepped and ready for both pattern release and general wear (I’ll have a new sweater to wear to Rhinebeck, which pleases me greatly). The finishing part of sweaters always takes longer than I’d like, emotionally, […]

New Pattern: Jurisfiction Cardigan

So, for the past month or so I was knitting away on a cabled orange sweater for Rhinebeck. I’m happy to report that it got finished well in time for Rhinebeck, though in a fantastic piece of irony the Saturday of Rhinebeck ended up being far too warm to really get away with wearing sweaters, […]

Monday is for thinking about knitting

(Sub-heading: I am not entirely sure how this differentiates Monday from all the other days.) Thank you all so much for your comments about cable knitting in my previous post – many of you commented about how beautiful cables make the knitting look and how smart they make knitters look, even though once you get […]

Seasonally appropriate

There is something about fall knitting, you know, there really is. A certain je ne sais quoi that comes from the coziness of warm wool in your hands, and getting to wear knitted things…and that sudden realization that it’s actually cold outside and “wait, WAIT, maybe I need to knit twelve pairs of fingerless mitts […]

Sanely overboard

So, here’s the thing. As of today it’s exactly two weeks until Rhinebeck weekend, which is pretty freaking great. The last time I had an actual vacationy weekend trip, or a trip of any kind outside of my own country for that matter, was Rhinebeck last year, so it’s a nice thing to look forward […]

Skein Theory: New Designs and a Giveaway!

Now that fall is here, I am starting to be able to show off some of the things on my “what I did this summer” list! The inaugural issue of Skein Theory is out for fall, and I’m pleased to say that I have two sweater designs in the issue. Both are lovely worsted-weight cabled […]

On the Subject of Sweaters, Part 5: Modifying the Pattern

This post is Part 5 in a series of weekly posts I’ll be doing on the process of sweater knitting: not exactly the nitty gritty details and techniques, but the opportunities and decisions you may encounter on the way to getting a knitted sweater that works for you. Previously, the topic was reading and interpreting […]

On the Subject of Sweaters, Part 3: Yarn Selection and Substitution

This post is Part 3 in a series of weekly posts I’ll be doing on the process of sweater knitting: not exactly the nitty gritty details and techniques, but the opportunities and decisions you may encounter on the way to getting a knitted sweater that works for you. If you were to talk with a […]