Tension Troubles

January 11, 2018By Andi

Oh, gauge! It can be a challenge for many knitters, but for a very long time, it was easy for me. Knit or purled, flat or in the round, it was effortless for me to be consistent, and beyond my initial swatches to find the right needles, I didn’t have to give it much thought. … Read More

2018 Goals

January 3, 2018By Andi

I’m not one for big resolutions, but I do like to write out rough goals for myself as a way of committing to moving in a particular direction. Here’s what I’d like to work towards in 2018. 1. Get my blogging habit back. This space dropped in priority when my life got really busy; blogs … Read More

2017 in Review

December 27, 2017By Andi

For a long time, I’ve had an annual tradition on this blog of posting goals for the new year, and at the end of the year, I’d review what I got done and set new goals. But last year I found myself wondering if I’d even be designing by the end of the year, so … Read More

Swatches and Spreadsheets for a Sweater from Scratch

December 22, 2017By Andi

I worked through a bunch of swatches for my Seamless Set-in Sleeve KAL project, most of which were based on the Counter-Twisted Cable from one of my Barbara Walker stitch dictionary. A failed swatch for the larger back cable gave my inspiration for the narrow cable for the fronts that bleeds into the margins of … Read More

Beginning to Plan A Sweater From Scratch

December 12, 2017By Andi

1. Pick out your yarn. I recommend using a worsted weight yarn if you’re going to design your own sweater for the Seamless Set-in Sleeve KAL You will have extra prep-work and set-backs, so a heavier yarn is best if you want to meet the deadline. To figure out roughly how much yarn you’ll need, … Read More