Yarny Goodness!

Another super exciting fun knitblog

  • November Knit Goals

    I'm prone to being a scatterbrain, so I try to make a short list of things to accomplish each month (lest I have 27 different non matching socks).

    Same as last month: Sleep more. Study more. Knit more. Sleep more.

  • Sweater-a-Month 2008

    Cabled Hoodie: Cascade 220 - Needs seams

    Urban Aran

    Mariah: Ella Rae Classic


    Tubesque: Noro Garden + ???

    CeCe: Silky Wool

    Lucy in the Sky

    Rogue: Handspun - Needs seams

    Elizabeth Zimmermann's Bog Jacket

    Ribbi Cardi: Cotton Ease (Blue/White)

    Ruffled Surplice (spring 07 Interweave): Yard TBD

    Red Carpet Convertible

    Silk Corset Top: Alchemy Synchronicity

    Eyelet Rib Cardi (inspired by Spring 07 Interweave)

    Bella Paquita: Shelridge? Karabella? Sublime?

    A top down set in sleeve sweater (a la Barbara Walker)


    Vintage Pink (Raspberry) Cardigan - FINISHED!!

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So. Sick. Of. Cables.

Posted by Amber on July 10, 2006

Durrow, the never ending cable! Beautiful (and it inspires me to try and chart my own cables), but I’m beginning to crave some stockinette!

I think for my next sweater (although I try not to hold myself to anything until I cast on) I’m going to try a top down raglan, with a deep v-neck, and 3/4 length sleeves. I have 1100 yards of Nashua Creative Focus Worsted, so I think I have enough (yay for sales – $30 total!). Nothing special about it, really, although it doesn’t seem like a next-to-the-skin yarn, and if I recall correctly it’s a single ply, making it prone to pilling, so I may have to go with a tighter than normal gauge). I might try to do some waist shaping, just to make for a prettier, more fitted sweater, but that’s about it for details. I’m not sure – rolled edge or slightly ribbed? I like rolled (my three favorite sweaters have rolling edges), but think ribbed would work better with the 3/4 sleeves. Hmm.

I think I’m going to use The Incredible Custom Fit Raglan Generator, combined with NonaKnits: Shaping Up (a guide to darts) to generally guide the sweater, I’ve heard good things about the Incredible Raglan, and seen it with some mods as a good standby pattern.

(Have I mentioned my love of blogs lately? I found those sari silk pillows in a blog, waist shaping guides, and I’m sure that one of these days when I’m sitting around going “What do I do with…” or “How do I make…” the blogs will come to the rescue.)

Also, the Fall Interweave Knits Preview is up. When I’m not sick of cables, I can’t wait to make Wanderlust Hoodie.


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