My Better Half rarely asks me to knit something for him but when he saw this hooded jumper, he had to have it. It is made with “rare earth” (Aussie) brand dye-free alpaca and superfine merino boucle wool. The pattern is from “Tasman Designer Yarns Homegrown Collection”. It took me 8 weeks to knit this up which is a long time considering the simplicity of the pattern. I think my best friend kept distracting me ;-) I decided to knit this in a garter stitch instead of the stocking stitch for several reasons. First, my partner likes his garments loose and large and garter stitch will stretch both length- and width-wise. Second, garter stitch is warmer than stocking stitch. Third, garter stitch provides a more flexible fabric. The only problem was that garter stitch uses more wool than stocking stitch and this garment sucked up the skeins of wool. It took 23 skeins at $8.95 each – you do the math: this is one expensive hoody! The pattern is easy-peasy and would be great for a beginner. The only shaping is at the front collar and a few rows at the top of each sleeve; none at the arms on front and back. The pattern for the hood itself was completely incorrect. I’d never knitted a hood before but I was suspicious from the first reading of the pattern. I made the hood anyway and the pattern for the adult man’s size just barely fit our 11 year old son. In addition, it was the oddest shape and was very obviously incorrect. I had no idea how to make a hood. My computer had just slipped into a coma so I couldn't ask for assistance on MWK so I figured it was time to heed JPaul's advice and just design something by myself. I decided to just pick up stitches all around the neck line and just knit a hood. I like the way this made for an invisible seam at the place where the hood meets the collar line.
Just curious if there is anyone else that has done or who is doing round loom knitting? I'm working on a 3 panel blanket and have been enjoying it. I want to work on a sweater but don't understand regular patterns, let alone the patterns for the round loom. I found a website that shows a lot of styles of knitting that you can do with the loom, such as cable, stocking, etc. The greatest thing about round loom knitting is you get very fast results in a short period of time. Great for beginners that may want to move on to needles and hooks!
Im usually up till 2 or 3 in the morning and at some point i have seen as many as 75 guests online. but where are they at? as i write this 10 people are online, where they at?
how do i put my project pics on the gallery.
Here are a couple of hats i made this weekend. they are going too dulaan project. I also hace 5 more on order for me to make.
Hi! I'm a new(ish) knitter working on my first big project. I've done a lot of toques, scarves, and mittens and am now starting my first sweater. And by starting I mean I bought all the wool and everything and now I can't start.
The pattern says to cast on 35 sts using the long-tail cast-on method (which I think is how I was taught anyway, so that's fine) but then it says to work triple yarn-over cast-on for 40 more stitches. And then later to drop certain yarn-overs.
I am confused! How do I do a triple yarn-over and then how do I drop the yos?
Can anyone help me?
Yesterday I was sitting in the sun, knitting away at a sock, and it occured to me just how much I loved the colors in the wool. I usually knit in the evening, so had never seen the colors so clearly. Since enjoying the wool is so much of the joy in knitting, I realized I have to get better lighting for my evening knitting. Any suggestions for good light sources? A lot of little task lights that I see are halogen--I love the quality of the light, but it's too hot. What do you all use to see your knitting after the sun has set?