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”

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”

Tank Top to Sweater

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”

Big Sweater Smaller Sweater

There’s a picture of my dad that used to sit on my mom’s bedside table – in the nebulous lore that is my dad’s past, I would place it somewhere around the time he took a break from college and lived in Colorado, getting by teaching other sometime-college-students to ski. In this picture, he’s leaningContinue reading “Big Sweater Smaller Sweater”

Short-Sleeved Striped Sweater

Abbreviation guide: MC- main color CC- contrast color CO- cast on BO- bind off P- purl K- knit K2tog- knit two together P2tog- purl two together Kf&b- knit front and back SSK- slip, slip, knit ST- stockinette st st- stitch CN- cable needle SH- stitch holder H2F- hold to front H2B- hold to back Sl- slipContinue reading “Short-Sleeved Striped Sweater”