Tag: Blaster

  • Binding Off Blaster’s Body

    I finished binding off the body of my Blaster cardigan yesterday. I used my current favorite stretchy BO, the modified stretchy BO that’s a combination of the chain BO and Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy BO. I just love how stretchy and attractive it is! Now it’s time to get started on my sleeves.

  • Fixing a Mistake on My Blaster

    Last week I went to lay out my Blaster WIP to take some progress pictures for a blog post, and I noticed something strange. Every time I fixed a twist in the right front, I’d have a new one somewhere else. I tried straightening it out a ridiculous number of times before I had to […]

  • Minding the Motifs on Blaster Modifications

    Blaster’s chunky triangle motifs are the feature of the pattern, but they also make it a little tricky to modify and customize. The pattern has triangles at the base of all of the eyelet columns, and for some sizes, there are additional triangles at the sides, so they fully wrap around the waist with no […]

  • Keeping Track of Blaster’s Eyelets

    The eyelet columns on Blaster are worked every four rows, so it can be a little tricky to keep track of them if you’re not experienced with reading your knitting. The easiest way to figure out if you’re on a plain RS row or a patterned RS row is to work to the eyelet column […]

  • Cast On Your Blaster!

    The Blaster KAL starts today! For my second blaster, I really wanted to do something different from my first. I wanted a warmer color, so I was looking for orange or red; I wanted regular, non-superwash wool; and I wanted a solid color, which made thing surprisingly tricky. All of my favorite DK wool yarns […]