To shows we watch while knitting…
Say Yes to the Dress
Jane T. has been knitting a Cabled (Hooded) Coat for her daughter. It is knit in one piece up to the armholes. We discussed the row where you split the piece into three sections: right front, back, left front. From now on, she will knit each section separately. The spare stitches are held on waste yarn or a spare circular needle.
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She couldn’t get gauge on her Agnes sweater using the Portuguese knitting method. She was getting gauge knitting it Continental. The bigger lesson here was that whether she knits Portuguese or Continental, her shoulder doesn’t hurt from throwing. Yarn: (Fingering: 100% Wool – Targhee-Columbia, 275 yards).
Cindy picked up yarn to knit this Super Bulky Winter Vest in (you guessed it) Super Bulky yarn. She cast on the needle recommended to her (sans swatching). When we looked it over together, she thought it looked a little small. Her gauge was tighter than the pattern called for. We discussed her options and she is going to rip it out and start again on a needle one size up.
Her Ann Norling #1018, Knitted Christmas Stocking is coming along. I love the subtle paillettes in the Angel’s wings.