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Can I have this in my next house?
I just finished knitting the adorable Strawberry Hill cardigan for my cousin’s daughter (first cousin once removed?). It is a great little free pattern, and I love the swing skirt. Unfortunately, I made it a little too big (gauge? swatches? pfft. I scoff at thee.), but babies grow and she should be able to wear it in a few months.
The yarn is Tatamy Tweed, a cotton/acrylic blend, which I love for babies because you can machine wash it. Machine washable is the new mother’s best friend.
Illustration of my stress reactions.
DIY Wonder Woman Jumper
Look at those beautiful set-in sleeves though, unnnnf.
The link doesn’t want to work for me, but they look like they’d be easy to adapt to top-down too. Best kind.
Oh MAN there are cables at the sides too THAT IS A GREAT DETAIL.
Top-down as in with seamless set-in sleeves? Stitches picked up all the way around starting at the top of the shoulder, then worked like the heel of a cuff-down sock (i.e., short rows with decreases instead of W&T)?
I tend to do mine with picking up at the very top of the shoulders and then a mixture of short rows and regular rows and increases, but generally yes.
It requires a fair amount of math and fudging, but my body needs so much on-the-fly pattern fitting and fudging that it’s worth it in order to have something that fits when I’m done.
I guess thinking about it it’s more like making set in sleeve shapes with raglan techniques except for the shoulder.
I may be a little bit overly picky about hating to have any sort of large bumpy seams near my arm joins.
UUuUUuUUUuUuUuH I wantz.
I love it so!
I love love love this yarn. It was so soft and shiny and gorgeous to work with. However, I do not think it was the right yarn for this pattern. The variegated color makes you visually lose some of the pattern, and even though it is a sport weight it was still a bit to light for what the cowl really needed.
Still, it is very soft to wear. I’ll probably use some leftover yarn to make matching fingerless mitts.
New Drunk Girl Designs knitting pattern is almost here! Sample mittens are blocking will be ready to shoot this week.
I need all the Drunk Girl Designs knitting patterns.
I took an Introduction to Fair Isle Knitting class at Warm n Fuzzy a few weeks ago. This hat was the pattern that we learned techniques by knitting. I’m not terribly thrilled with my color choices, but the hat turned out well enough.
The yarn is Quince and Co. Chickadee, which is a sport weight wool. Very squishy and warm.
The finished doily ended up being about 3 feet across, so more of a table covering than the small doily that I expected.
It’s a turtle cozy. A TURTLE COZY!!!
In Rotterdam a woman has been knitting sweaters since 1955. More than 550, in fact, all lovingly tucked away in her home. Recently she was honored with one of the happiest, most colorful flashmobs I’ve ever seen. Every sweater you see was knit by her. Flashmob Truien van Loes