This fair isle tank was the first tank top I’ve ever knit, and I clearly forgot a lot about what tank tops actually look like. Primarily, that the front and back are typically different. So I frogged the back. Here’s my re-do.
This is about as close as I get to knitting the same thing twice. There were a couple of things I wanted to change after my first cardigan. First, it was a little smaller than I’d like. I even had to stretch out the back a little while I was blocking. And second, it lookedContinue reading “Take Two Cardigan”
I’ve never made a cardigan before, but I needed something to knit for fiber arts night on Thursday – when a few friends come over to knit, cross-stitch, and eat junk food for dinner. So I grabbed five colors from my stash of decade-old worsted weight and gave it a go, defaulting to the sameContinue reading “Sherbet Cardigan”
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”
I’ve had a longer relationship with this fair-isle tank top than I have with any man I’ve dated. It’s been with me for three moves and five Christmases, always at the bottom of my knitting basket. It’s pretty obviously unwearable – the neckline is unfinished, the bottom rolls up, and it’s for that very specificContinue reading “Tank Top to Sweater”
Abbreviation Guide MC- main color CC- contrast color K2tog- knit two together P2tog- purl two together Kf&b- knit front and back SSK- slip, slip, knit ST- stockinette st SH- stitch holder Materials Needles – Size 3 DPNs Yarn – Light Green Encore Worsted (MC) Black Encore Worsted (CC1) Forrest Green Encore Worsted (CC2) Light BlueContinue reading “Fair Isle Christmas Stocking”