Top Down vs. Bottom Up

Today I am thinking about the direction one knits a sweater.  It’s on my mind because I am near finished with a top down knitted cardigan and the process of knitting in that direction is not as familiar to me as knitting in the direction from the bottom to the neckline.  Also, I hear knitters exclaiming how they would never consider knitting in the direction that they are not familiar with. I wonder why.

Top Down vs. Bottom Up

Purls of Wisdom or Assault with Words

I recently became seemingly unpopular when responding to a forum on Ravelry.  The prompt went as follows:

I was interested to read the ‘Purls of Wisdom’ questions posed to knitting designers in VK Fall 2012 and I wonder what rules you always or never break?   I think of VK (Vogue Knitting) fans as slightly curious and adventurous, with certain a sense of style, not afraid of a knitting challenge and definitely opinionated.  So what say you?   Purls of Wisdom or Assault with Words