Monthly Archives: March 2014

Two at a Time… Sleeves!

I’m making sleeves for my Alison Pullover.  After all the work on the body of a sweater, the sleeves seem like they should fly by, but I swear they take almost as long as the sweater body.  One thing that slows … Continue reading

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Personal Design Challenges

I initially started designing lace shawls by taking Miriam Felton’s amazing Lace Shawl Design Class on Craftsy.  I’m now working my way through several personal shawl design challenges to develop my skills: Bottom up construction- DONE- Spring Chill Top down … Continue reading

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Emergency Knitting

It’s a joke among my friends that I have “emergency knitting.”  Some people keep jumper cables and first aid kits in their cars, I keep a knitting project.  (I keep those other things, too, and snacks for the kids, and … Continue reading

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Reading a Top Down Triangular Shawl Chart

I got an email today about the Vefr Shawl that said: I downloaded the Vefr Shawl pattern thru Ravelry.  My question is … if you perform the set up row, which is cast on 5 stitches and proceed thru Chart … Continue reading

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Ode to Swatching

When I first started knitting, every stitch was so slow and ponderous, and making a swatch seemed like wasted time I could be using starting the project (which was going to take me forever anyway).  I’d make tiny swatches to … Continue reading

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Reversible Knitting

For my next shawl, I’ve given myself two constraints.  I have a skein of silk yarn that has subtle color changes in it.  I’m trying to work up a design that is reversible and that has horizontal lines to it … Continue reading

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Vefr Shawl Uploaded to Ravelry

I finished the pattern to the Vefr Shawl and uploaded it to Ravelry today. I finished this one more quickly that the Spring Chill Shawl, in about five weeks.  It’s very motivating to see what the finished pattern will look … Continue reading

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