Tag Archives: sweater knitting

And a wooly new year

Greetings and happiest new year wishes, my knitting blog reader friends! I hope that you are returning from a restful holiday time, and that even if you are not, that you still have some delightful knitting on the needles to look forward to. I am luckily experiencing both of these things, as I had a solid […]

New pattern: Macoun

My current cardigan knitting is bopping along this week – it’s not as far along as I had hoped it would be at this point, but it’s getting there – but before I come back to that I have to show you a design of mine that is now out in the world today! This […]

This is why we swatch

Did I say my swatch was going to be a quick one? Ah how optimistic. Actually swatching generally is fairly quick when you’re working with bulky weight yarn, but I do kid myself to think I’ll just get away with one. We do this thing to ourselves in knitting world where we include gauge references […]

A quick swatch to take the edge off

Swatches, am i right? Either you love them, hate them, or form a grudging kind of respect for them. Which ever way you look at them, they are a persistent part of our knitting life. I’ve written before about my increasing levels of admiration for swatches as I’ve become a more experienced knitter. They are […]

My answer is wool and cables

Knitting friends, I don’t mind saying that November has been a little bit crazypants. Perhaps even more than a bit crazypants. Crazytrousers, even. My day job is non-stop busy during the day, the real world feels less than reassuring, and I’m starting to do a mental holiday count down towards the holidays. (I have not […]

Spring-to-summer progress

When last we caught up with my spring sweater project, I was just about to join the body and the sleeves to work the yoke – the final main step before the final finishing, so all was looking up! It was then, I discovered (dramatic music cue), that about five inches earlier on the body, […]

Spring progress

I’m enjoying the pleasant sense of accomplishment of being closer to the finish line on my granny square afghan project (at least on the squares, even if the borders will still take a bit more effort), but have had to remind myself to put them aside for a few days lest my shoulder and wrists […]

Keep showing up

This weekend I discovered the darnedest thing. It turns out when you devote consistent time and effort to a new project… …knitting happens. I am always amazed to rediscover this truth. Keep showing up for your knitting, and it’ll get done eventually. Works every time! Happy knitting, blog friends! * Project: new sweater design by […]

Back in the saddle

I’ve kept myself busy with the yarn this past winter, but one downside of pursuing the big epic projects is that it does start to eat into project time that might otherwise be spent working on something else. Combined with learning a new day job I’ve found my creative well has been running a bit […]

So you’ve discovered sweater knitting

If you’re a knitter somewhere in the Northern Hemisphere with regular access to yarn supplies, you’re pretty much been experiencing peak sweater knitting season for the last month or two. Or at the very least, you’re likely to be in the time of year when you need to wear warm layers, and knitted sweaters start […]