Percy Sweater Riff

It's been a while since I've posted on this sight but all is well and I am still knitting. Finished a sweater yesterday and thought I'd start the new year off by adding a photo. It is a riff on a Martin Storey pattern "Percy Sweater" he did for Rowen. It is in their book Classic 4 Ply Designs for Men and Women. I modified his pattern to fit and changed the collar. I used Schachenmayr Merino Extrafine 120 color charcoal. It feels great on the body. Hope everyone had a happy new year's eve.

Guidelines for Felting

I want to try my hand at felting something and I need some guidelines. Is there a rule of thumb for how to calculate how big to originally knit the item to achieve a certain smaller size after blocking? I want to knit a doll's jumper and felt it. I know the final size I want to achieve with the felted garment but I have no idea how large to make it first. Help will be most gratefully accepted!

SOS Short Rows! The needles and yarn are back in circulation!

Hello again everyone.

I dove back into my needle and yarn collection a couple months ago with some projects behind me now. Feel free to check them out on my Instagram: @fitterknitter

I need help and couldn't think of a better group to ask. I want to scale this bandana cowl down (There is also a photo attached)

https://www.purlsoho.com/create/2011/10/11/sweet-stitching-with-erin-bandana-cowl/

Their gauge is 16 st 6 rows = 4" bulky yarn US 10 needles

Eyelet Lace Cable Afghan

It took three months, but I finally finished the afghan for my son's Christmas present. Cables, oy!
I used Galway Highland Heather pure wool. Plymouth Yarn sells it. I used 10 skeins, each 210 yards. I'm not sure I will use this yarn again as it irritated my forearms and made them itch pretty badly after an hour or so. Thankfully, no rash.

Finished Boy's Setesdal style sweater

Well, here it is! After a couple of months looking at the fabric, the ribbon, the whole concept of sewing a collar without a pattern and CUTTING my knit garment, I just bit the bullet and did it!! And I'm so happy I did!

I know that knitting doesn't unravel horizontally. But my soul ached at the thought. I'm not new to steeks, either. Just a primal fear that the hours of work will all end up in a knotted mess on the floor!

Sweater

I knit a sweater for my friend Miguel and would like to share the photos. I had 8 skeins of charcoal and 8 skeins of different colours left over from various projects. The sweater is a top down and knitted in the round. Because it is Shetland wool the steek needed no reinforcement before cutting. It is a V neck and I tried three different ways of making the shawl collar before I did one that I liked. I used 3.25 needles for the sweater and 2.75 for the ribbing, and button band / collar. Colours were changed at the steek with spit splicing.