First and foremost in choosing a project, that project must be wearable in my lifestyle and go with the existing pieces I have in my wardrobe. Of course, I am always looking at new trends in fashion, as I would like to think that even in retirement, I can continue on this quest of always looking
Tag: Vogue Knitting Live
If you are a reader of Hollyknits, you know I’ve been talking about a wedding cape I recently made for a daughter of a friend. Also, a former student of mine! Since it is a high risk thing to knit for another, I share tips on how to do so, here. I talk about details of gift giving,
Part of why I write a journal is to reflect upon my knitting. I find thinking about a finished project quite satisfying and informative. It helps me to improve my knitting skills to think what went right as well as what went wrong with either the process and/or the finished project. Viewing photographs of me
PROCESS: Grab the shortest cord to weave. As you continue, you can
If you were to read the notes of knitters who have tackled this project, Fretwork designed by Shiri Mor, you would be struck by a few common strands of thinking. The first common thread is one of curiosity over the sweater’s construction. I was no different. In viewing the pattern, you can see how initially it looks like a cabled sweater but then
In looking through the lens of a knitter, a schematic is a diagram of the fabric’s shape you are creating. A thorough schematic has measurements included in both horizontal and vertical directions, otherwise known as width and length at key ‘fit’ points of the garment. Those measurements on a schematic are typically posted in inches as well as centimeters. These measurements inform how
Sock yarn, miles and miles of stockinette, short rows, pattern directions about 12 pages long, and an odd shaping of the garment are the hallmarks of this project, designed by the talented Atelier-alfa from Ravelry. And, when you think you are finally getting somewhere, you hold up your beautiful project and notice OH, NOOO! My sweater has nipples!