Category: Knitting and Design

Shawl Collar Pullover

KYRE’S SHAWL COLLAR PULLOVER 2020, v3 For this simple drop-shoulder pullover with shawl collar, I used KnitPicks Peruvian yarn for the green and black sweater (1.75oz/50g = 110 yards) or Loops & Threads Impeccable worsted acrylic yarn, 4.5oz/127.5g = 277 yards. This pattern is for a women’s medium (8/10) and requires 16oz of yarn, including…

Shawl Collar Pullover

84-2020 Shawl Collar Pullover In these days of COVIC-19 confinement, I’ve been knitting… a lot.  And with a colder spring than usual, it’s been great to have some warmer wool pullovers to hand!  For this simple drop-shoulder pullover with shawl collar, I used KnitPicks Peruvian (1.75oz/50g = 110 yards), with assorted accent yarns in the…

Shawl Collar Pullover

Shawl Collar Pullover     For this simple drop-shoulder pullover with shawl collar, I used KnitPicks Peruvian yarn for the green and black sweater (1.75oz/50g = 110 yards) or Loops & Threads Impeccable worsted acrylic yarn, 4.5oz/127.5g = 277 yards, for the purple and silver one — with Opal Shawl in a Ball as the…

Noro Chevron Afghan

Noro Bias Stripe Afghan Adapted from the design book Timeless Noro Knit Blankets, published by Sixth+Spring Books in 2019, this pattern offers many possibilities for using up color-change yarns you have in your stash, so long as they are of similar weight.  Naturally, the book suggests that you use Noro self-striping yarns.  However, I used…

Twisted Squares, Revisited

Twisted Squares, Revised Pattern After making more (and more, and more) Twisted Squares, I finally managed to weigh each section and therefore have revised the pattern.  Here’s the .pdf:  Twisted Squares Baby Blanket Pattern, revised I have also uploaded the revised pattern to Ravelry.com.  I love working with more intense colors, as well:  my latest…

Knitting and Gardening

Knitting and Gardening Recently I posted two blogs – Waiting and Waiting II – which were about bringing one’s attention back to the Now rather than the false future represented by ‘soon and someday’ (which never arrive. Naturally, I start with my own situation, so I’ve been doing a lot of Geotran around what I…

Entrelac, O Entrelac!

Entrelac Rainbow Afghan I have just finished this entrelac rainbow afghan.  I used the knitting machine;  the technique is fairly intricate, picking up each square in turn from the diamond below, but reasonably straightforward once you’ve done a dozen squares or so.  The tricky part was finding the right colors of approximately the same weight…

Oooh, Slippers!

CROSS-OVER SLIPPERS FOR A CROSS-OVER CELEBRATION It’s less than a week before Christmas, and even though it’s not ‘my’ holiday, I like the giving that goes around at Midwinter. As a knitter, that means (typically) I choose a pattern and make about a dozen similar objects (socks, scarves, whatever) starting in August. This year I…