Archive for September, 2008

Yellow! Bainbridge!

The lovely Minty (pepperknit) released a pattern for this cute scarf almost two years ago! I didn’t really get it until I looked at the pattern. Oh! Ingenious! a wee scarf for me [flickr] I started this with some of my leftover Socks That Rock Heavyweight in 24 Karat. It was the i-cord trim on […]

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Garter Tunic Design, Part 3: Noro

Using Noro for a sweater is one of those things. Last night I was talking to E (PokingMyEyesOut) — she is also knitting a Noro sweater — about knitting a sweater with Noro. I noted no matter how much we say, “oh, I know I can’t control the Noro, I will let it do what […]

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Garter Yoke Tunic, Part 2: Seam Line Issues

As anyone who has knit Jared’s (b r o o k l y n t w e e d) Cobblestone Pullover knows, when you knit garter stitch in the round, you end up with a visible seam at the point where the round begins (Jared’s design puts the seam at the back center of the […]

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Garter Tunic Design, Part 1

Last time, I mentioned that I had frogged the original garter tunic. I decided that I wasn’t happy with the Drops pattern, but that I would swipe some of the design features of it. I thought about the yarn I had: Noro Kureyon, color 150. I thought about the recipient: notch neck, tunic length. I […]

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What February Doldrums?

Back in February 2007[!], I started the Chevron Scarf from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts (ravel it). I picked two colors of sock yarn that I never ever EVER would have put together and just went with it. I really hate knitting scarves though, so it was slow, slow, SLOW progress. I finally started getting more and […]

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Garter Tunic Design, Part 0

I am making a sweater for someone. This someone likes tunic length sweaters with notch necks. I already had the yarn, Noro Kureyon in colorway 150. A quick perusal of Ravelry and I discovered DROPS tunic in stocking and garter st in “Lin” (ravelry). I thought this pattern would work with the relatively understated Kureyon […]

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Slow Progress

I mentioned that I worked on two projects during the Olympics a while back. The second project was Celtic Dreams. I finished the first sleeve on the sweater while watching Usain Bolt kick butt on the track. celtic dreams, so close [flickr] I love knitting this sweater. There are a few mistake cable crosses here […]

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Dreamy Suggestions

Earlier this week I had a dream that I was knitting self-striping socks and eating brownies. I can’t explain the dream, but it did motivate me to start a new sock. I don’t think I’ve worked on a sock since June, and certainly not a brand new sock. sock, book, and coffee– must be a […]

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