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 inches in ST Fair Isle Pattern 11 stitch repeat Pattern COContinue reading “Fair Isle Tank”

Asparagus Sweater Dress

I started this dress six years ago with a vague idea of a cable that grew outwards to fill a pleated skirt. The problem is that once I started cabling, the midsection was only slightly wider than my thigh. If I had started over at the time, maybe even stretched myself to do a littleContinue reading “Asparagus Sweater Dress”

A Tale of Two Sweaters

The week before Thanksgiving 2011, I grabbed the top of my mannequin and molded some cables around it. I pictured myself in a jaw-dropping neon orange sweater saying “this old thing? I made it myself.” Objectively, that isn’t a great reason to do anything. In my case, it set me up for disappointment.   I wasContinue reading “A Tale of Two Sweaters”

Cabled Hat

Size: Women’s Medium Materials Size 10 DPNs 120 yards of your squishiest, chunkiest stash yarn Gauge 9 stitches and 9 rows = 2 inches in 1×1 rib Pattern KTS: Knit 2nd stitch, leave on needle, knit first stitch, slip both stitches off needle. PTS: Purl 2nd stitch, leave on needle, purl first stitch, slip bothContinue reading “Cabled Hat”

Braided Cable Scarf

Materials Yarn – Berroco Vintage Chunky Yarn in Tang, 4 skeins Needles – size 10 straight   Gauge 8 stitches and 11 rows = 2” in Stockinette stitch   Abbreviations CO – cast on sl – slip CN – cable needle H2B – hold to back   H2F – hold to front BO – BindContinue reading “Braided Cable Scarf”

Double V Ribbed Tank

Materials Yarn – Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool in Charcoal, 3 skeins (576.0 yards (526.7 meters), 5.29 ounces) Needles: Size 5 straight Gauge – 13 stitches and 18 rows = 2 inches in ST Size: Women’s Small Back CO 110 Row 1: (RS) *P2, k2; continue from * to end, p2 Continue in 2×2 rib asContinue reading “Double V Ribbed Tank”