Knitting

PROJECT: FAILURE

failure hand knitting knitting sweater yarn

PROJECT: FAILURE

I had fallen in love with a sweater pattern online. I kept going back to it, read pattern notes on Ravelry. I finally decided that I could maybe make the sweater. I purchased the yarn and the pattern and hoped I had the right needles for the project. I decided that the picture looked like the sweater might be too big, and without swatching just sort of eliminated some stitches. The finished product looked good in photos-but I had sort of tucked back the part that flared out at the bottom, and if you looked closely I had actually added...

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#currentlyreading

#currentlyreading

I have been reading A LOT more recently, and came across this fun book on how to incorporate #slowclothing into your every day life.⁠ ⁠The author profiles a number of women, and offers pages of really amazing up cycling projects-that are literally perfect because you're probably stuck at home right now and looking for something to do!⁠ I HIGHLY recommend this book simply if you like to repurpose your clothes (which is basically all I did from ages 15-25). You can read more about the author and her work by clicking here.

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#WIP

#WIP

⁠I typically have at least 6-12 projects going at once. This month, that includes:⁠⁠-2 Brooklyn Tweed cardigans (because why would you make one when you realize that you have enough yarn for a second one hello?)⁠ -6 beanies using the #valebeanie pattern I posted about yesterday, and doing extra large sizes as well as making some more fitted, color blocked beanies using a bunch of yarn I picked up in #Sydney over Christmas.⁠ -4 different scarves, including the piece pictured here using some leftover scraps of fingering and a massive stash of super-fine alpaca a friend gifted me 2 years ago...

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One Kallara Shawl is NEVER enough!

One Kallara Shawl is NEVER enough!

Designed by Ambah O'Brien, you can purchase this pattern on her Ravelry page here. Worked in two increase and two decrease sections-I loaded up on yarn in complimentary colors and took a number of these projects on the road. One of my favorites was a mix of Malabrigo worsted, Quince & Co Chickadee and Swans Island.  Gauge is less important here, but just know the thicker the yarn-the bigger the shawl.  Also the pattern is modular-4 sections-so I found it easy to start a section and take my project on the go. If you're anything like me, I have maybe 6-12...

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Brooklyn Tweed Cobblestone Pullover

Brooklyn Tweed Cobblestone Pullover

I was drawn to this pattern because of the circular yoke collar-and I LOVE working with Brooklyn Tweed's Shelter yarn. After a series of projects using sock/fingering weight-it was nice to do a project that worked up quickly. I added an extra few rows at the collar because I can't stand my t-shirts showing when I'm wearing a sweater, and I made the body slightly smaller than what the pattern called for. I happened to choose the off white but I think any lighter color would be really stunning in this pattern. Happy Knitting! And share pictures of your projects...

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