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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Orange Tweedy Goodness on: August 31, 2007 12:32:15 PM
A Top-down Raglan in Cardigan form knit out of Rowan Harris DK in 011 Sunset.  I Knit the body back and forth the entire time, slowly increasing (about every inch or so) at the neckline until the circumference was 3" minus my desired finished width.  There is waist shaping (double decreases and increases ) at the sides, too.  The body was knit on sz4s, and the ribbing on 2s.  The shawl collar was created by picking up sts and knitting back and forth, with some heavy duty short row shaping aorund the neckline.  Pretty simple technically, but I believe I will get a lot of use out of it this fall and winter. 







There is more info and (bigger -- this is my first post with photobucket!) photos on my blog: http://zeitgeistyarns.blogspot.com/2007/08/orange-tweedy-goodness.html

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Cookie A twisted Flower sock on: May 09, 2007 09:30:18 AM
I have been on a knitting lull lately, but now that the semester is over, I am trying to wrap up some projects...first on the list is the twisted flower sock from the genius cookie a.  



as always, more info, photos, specs and details about my mods on the blog!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Built By Wendy 3964 Tunic Dress on: March 16, 2007 02:16:05 PM


Sorry the photos are a little weird.  It is sleeting out (read: no natural light) and the kitchen has gross lighting...

I highly recommend this pattern.  I think it is a little slight on the steps, but I have trouble following instructions, so I didn't mind. 

This one was made out of a heathered grey interlock jersey and I am already in the process of making another one with short sleeves out of a cotton print. 

I did find the tunic to have too much ease, even with the knowledge that it was a loose fitting garment, but it was easy to take it in.  Other than that and some fudging with the knit fabric, it was a pretty painless project!


4  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / trick for sewing stretchy knits with a basic machine? on: March 16, 2007 08:06:04 AM
hiya.
i consider myself to be a pretty experienced sewer, but have never dabbled too heavily into the knits.  I am making built by wendy simplicity # 3964 (http://www.simplicity.com/index.cfm?page=searchResults_C.cfm) and using an interlock jersey.  i am pulling the fabric slightly as i sew and it isnt too bad, but i find i need to sew each seam twice so it is more stable and there is no bunching.  is there a trick to sewing jersey i am missing?

also, the pattern wicked cute, but is running huge. i am the exact measurements of the size 12, but have taken in the back 2" and the front 1.5" on each side so i don't look huge in it!  i'll post photos when i am done with the whole shebang!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / mosiac knitting...now with turtleneck and puffed sleeves! on: February 04, 2007 04:29:10 PM
This was my final for Fashion Knitwear Design, my first machine knitting design class in Grad School.  There is a snap collar on the shoulder seam and up the turtleneck, puffy set in sleeves, folded hems and a mosaic pattern from Barbara Walker.  I call it "Hybrid" because it incorporated two of my favorite things from the past two sweaters I knit (the snap down collar and mosaic knitting).  It was machine knit because I didn't have the time to finish a fingering weight sweater in 3 weeks....and it was a class devoted entirely to machine knitting!


close-ups:

More info and ramblings about the glory that is Webs' garage sale on the blog
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Herringbone Sweater with Chartreuse Buttons: **Now with Custom Sweater Tutorial! on: January 18, 2007 08:48:56 AM
A sweater of my own design with Cascade 220.  The stitch pattern on the front is the Zebra Chevron from Barbara Wlaker's stitch treasury #1 p. 69.  It is created using slipped stitches, so you only use one color per row -- much faster (and I think easier) than fair isle!

There are more photos, info, etc on my blog here.

(Sorry these guys are a bit big!)  



Edited to add:  I just finished a pretty detailed tutorial on how to make custom fit sweater patterns, really the only pattern (besides the stitch structure) that I used for this sweater.  It is image heavy, so the link to it on my blog.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / I *heart* barbara walker on: November 10, 2006 02:33:44 PM
In continuing with my obsession with Barbara Walker, here is my most recently completed pair of socks.  It is a custom toe-up pattern with an eye of partridge heel and a stitch pattern from the 2nd treasury.

The lace stitch makes a wavy pattern and is very stretchy.

The heel photo is the best indicator of the color -- the others were taken under artifical light (gross).

enjoy!

more photos, info, etc on the blog (link below)



8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / uniquely constructed sweaters? on: November 08, 2006 11:28:33 AM
I am on the look out for uniquely constructed commercially made garments for a project for school.  (I am a design student).  I have a few already, but was wondering if you craftsters have some links of your own!  I would prefer already produced (knitted) sweaters, preferrably not from knitwear designers (takes the fun out of figuring it out..although I know there are a lot out there!) just a simple photo or url will do -- I am not going to make them, just try and figure out how a few have been constructed for a small project. 
   
Have you guys seen a sweater at a store recently that inrigued you?  please post a link -- maybe it will be inspiring for others as well!

thanks!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / all the KALs going on right now in the blogosphere? on: November 01, 2006 06:18:26 AM
So...we have a GREAT set of KAL here on craftster, but I know there are a lot out there that I always miss, i.e. sexy knitters, sew?, I knit! the tweed kal, the red kal, etc.  Is there a list anywhere of all the KAL blogs that are going on? 
would this be something people are interedted in?  Not to say that the craftster ones arent great, but the blog ones are good resources, too.....
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / new mag: yarn forward on: October 20, 2006 05:29:10 PM
has anyone received this new mag?  http://yarnforwardmagazine.co.uk/  it seems like a great idea, and supporting the gals who bring us magknits really appeals to me, but since there have been zero in the way of previews, and I am admittedly not super blown away/wanting more from the website design, I don't know what to expect.

ideas? 
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