It’s been a rainy gray winter and Buttercup needs something extra visible.
I started this sweater in my parents’ living watching Home Alone 2 and realized a little late I was knitting practically the same sweater my sister was wearing. Despite the fact that we aren’t actually twins, my sister and I dress more and more alike with every passing year. I stand by this sweater anyway.Continue reading “Currant Sweater”
I don’t know if this counts as an abandoned knitting project seeing as I never actually started it, but I did sketch it sometime back in 2013 fresh from a rainy day trip to Savannah. I went as far as dropping some squares in MS Paint, and then immediately forgot about it. Probably because theContinue reading “Bicycle Sweater”
Now that I’ve binged Only Murders in the Building twice in a row, I’ve decided I need Selena Gomez’s wardrobe. I’m starting with this hat.
This might be my favorite stash yarn knit yet. It’s more relaxed than my usual raglan (or at least seamed) sweater and made entirely from scraps of worsted I bought from my yarn teacher’s store as a kid – back when I chose yarn for stitch visibility and nothing else. Not for the first time,Continue reading “Striped Sweater”
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”
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”
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”
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 reading “Double V Ribbed Tank”
Materials: Yarn: Loops & Threads Cozy Wool in Harvest, 1 skein (90.0 yards (82.3 meters), 4.48 ounces) Needles: Size 11 circular CO 96 Row 1: *K3, P3; repeat from * to end. Join in the round. Continue in established rib pattern for 20 rows. BO Loosely. Weave in tails.