Ripping Off a Retailer

It’s not always cheaper to knit for myself. On the line graph of work experience to savings, knitting gets comparatively cheaper the longer I work. Yarn as a teenager was a pretty considerable expense in babysitting money compared to sweaters from Forever 21 that would disintegrate on the first wash. Now comparing decent yarn toContinue reading “Ripping Off a Retailer”

Abstract Sweater

I didn’t study much my senior year in college. Instead, I spent a solid chunk of my time painting abstracts with tiny brushes on five inch squares of canvas. I see painting now as a form of meditation – clearing my thoughts to focus on swirls of complementary color. But back then, as my ricketyContinue reading “Abstract Sweater”

The August Sweater

I’ve been wanting to knit something for my mom for a while (especially since I made a sweater for my dad last Christmas) and I finally got an opportunity when she stopped in front of a store window to look at a sleeveless knit top. It was a breezy design with an open gauge andContinue reading “The August Sweater”

Scrap Yarn Pencil Skirt

My knitwear closet is a little top-heavy, so I decided to whip up a pencil skirt for a little professionalism. Luckily, a v-neck sweater I knit in February left me with four skeins of chunky beige worsted, although I wouldn’t usually be working with wool in the heat of a Georgia spring, aka first summer,Continue reading “Scrap Yarn Pencil Skirt”

Braided Crop Top

Materials: Needles – US 8 – 5.0 mm Yarn – Knit Picks Shine Worsted, 5 skeins (375.0 yards, 8.82 ounces) in Peapod 3 Buttons Gauge: 10 stitches and 12 rows = 2 inches in ST Measurements: Lying flat Width – 14″ Length – 15.5″ Patterns Cable Row 1: *P1, sl3 onto CN, H2F, k3, k3 offContinue reading “Braided Crop Top”

Fair Isle Tank

Materials Needles – US 8, Circular Yarn – Knit Picks Shine Worsted, 2 skeins (150.0 yards, 3.53 ounces) in Serrano, 2 skeins (150.0 yards, 3.53 ounces) in Sweet Potato, 3 skeins (225.0 yards, 5.29 ounces) in Crocus Gauge 19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inchesĀ in ST Fair Isle Pattern 11 stitch repeat Pattern COContinue reading “Fair Isle Tank”