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”

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 reading “Double V Ribbed Tank”

Simple Stash Beanie

Size: Women’s Medium Materials Size 10 DPNs 90 yards of your squishiest, chunkiest stash yarn (my favorite is on the right, Loops & Threads Cozy Wool in Harvest) Gauge 9 stitches and 9 rows = 2 inches in 1×1 rib Pattern CO 60 Row 1: (RS) K in 1×1 rib, join in the round Continue inContinue reading “Simple Stash Beanie”

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”

Fair Isle Christmas Stocking

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”