Tag: Marion

  • Converting Flat Stitch Patterns to Round

    If you’re knitting Marion, you might have noticed that the pattern only includes written instructions for the working the cable stitch pattern flat. Or maybe you didn’t notice and you’re wondering how other people did. The key thing is that the instructions are written as rows, not rounds, and there is a clearly labelled WS […]

  • The Start of a Sleeve

    I finally finished my Marion sweater body and started the first sleeve! I didn’t have as much knitting time as I normally do in September, so this sweater felt like it was going super slowly, but now that I have the body done and the first sleeve started, I’m finally seeing real progress. I bound […]

  • Magic Loop, Modified Magic Loop, or DPNs?

    Let’s talk knitting seamless sleeves! When I knit my sleeve caps, I prefer to do them with a 16″ circular needle. I find it’s the easiest needle size to use for working the short rows in my size. Once I start the decreases on the sleeve, I continue to use the same needles and simply […]

  • Marion Again

    Progress has been slow on my Marion cardigan body, but there are 25 days left of the KAL, so I’m not too worried about it. I’m not being super speedy with this cardigan, but other knitters have been. We’ve already had two knitters finish their cardigans, and they both got done before I even started the Marion […]

  • How do you keep track of your cables?

    Reading cables can be hard. When I was a newer knitter, I liked to keep track of which row I was on when I was working a cabled stitch pattern by keeping notes on a pad near me. I’d make a slash after every stitch pattern rows. It was an okay system, but I’d have […]