Managing Loose Ends on Waters

June 11, 2018By Andi

The seamless construction of Waters requires a lot of breaking yarn, putting things on hold, and rejoining yarns. Throw in some stripes, and there are a lot of loose ends to wrangle in a slippery-slidey linen yarn. Unlike sticky wool, linen likes to squirm around, which means it’s surprisingly easy to lose an edge stitch … Read More

The OAL Begins + Waters Resources

June 1, 2018By Andi

The Outfit Along starts today! Cast on your knitting projects and start cutting out your fabric. I’m casting on my Waters today using the long-tail cast-on method. If you’re knitting Waters, here’s a list of previous blog posts that you might find helpful. Alternative Stripes for Waters 6 Things to Know About Knitting With Linen … Read More

My OAL 2018 Supplies

May 24, 2018By Andi

Every year I say that I’m going to pick out my fabric and then pick out my yarn for my Outfit Along projects. Seattle has a limited number of good fabrics stores but tons of amazing yarn stores with diverse selections. It’s just so much easier to find yarn to match a fabric than it … Read More

Alternative Stripes for Waters

May 16, 2018By Andi

The simple shape of my new linen top pattern Waters opens up a lot of possibility for customization. The pattern features a two-color stripe sequence with a 1:3 ratio over 8 rows/rounds, and the stripe sequence can be easily swapped out for other ratios, color combinations, and textures. Here are five alternative stripe sequences and … Read More

Waters – A Linen Top Pattern

May 15, 2018By Andi

You might not have been able to guess it from all of my colorful projects, but I love black and white stripes. I own a bunch of store-bought striped pieces, but never knit my own until this year. Meet Waters, in my new striped linen top pattern! Waters is a simple shape, with a high … Read More