My Finished Sunburst Cardigan

June 26, 2018By Andi

Remember when I was sharing a cardigan from sketch to sweater? I finished it way back in April, but I was so busy working on new things for fall that it got tossed in the button-and-block pile after I bound off, and I forgot to share it here! I’ve been working hard on having plenty … Read More

Planning My New Pink Cardigan

February 21, 2018By Andi

For almost a decade, I’ve been keeping sketchbooks with potential ideas. I have far too many ideas to follow through on any single one as it pops into my brain, so I jot them down and revisit them when I have time. Some get reworked over and over until I get the combination of details … 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

Swatches for Goldilocks

January 16, 2015By Andi

Part of my goal to rush less in 2015 is to get back to sharing more of my design process. With the number of patterns I wrote last year, I didn’t have a lot of time to stop and share my progress, but I want to change that. In my sketch book I’ve got a … Read More