Archive for the ‘Origami Cardi’ Category


knittedyarns 2007 – The Year in Yarn

Looking back, 2007 was a year where my knitting made significant progress. When I consider the projects that I completed this year, I wonder where I found the time to make them all! By category, here are my 2007 finished objects: SWEATERS Black and Red with Fair Isle Crewneck Sweater – Made from Karabella cashmere […]

knittedyarns Origami Cardi Progress

The Origami Cardi has been a challenge due to the unusual shape. While I’m adept at modifying knitting instructions for  yarn and needle size, this project requires more faith since it doesn’t conform to routine sweater shapes. Despite this, I’ve really enjoyed working on the sweater. Here are some initial shots of it now that I’ve finished […]

knittedyarns Omaha Bound in Stitches

I had to go to Omaha for a short business trip. Of course, it’s important to point out that while the time in Omaha may be short, it’s difficult to get from New York City to Omaha in a short amount of time since most flights require a switch in another midwestern city. Given how […]

knittedyarns Origami Cardi Recalculated and Re-swatched

As a post-conference treat, I took my Origami Cardi to Caribou Coffee, a Starbucks competitor which has a northern feel to the interior and very friendly, helpful staff. While imbibing a large caffinated cappuccino to mitigate my throbbing headache, I sat and recalculated the stitches required for my gauge. My calculations showed that I could […]

knittedyarns Origami Cardi Causes Yarn Adventure in Forest Park

When I remeasured the Origami Cardi on a flat surface the next day, I discovered that despite my math it measured about four inches too long. This could account for the fact that it was taking forever to knit one row and using lots of yarn. Back to the pattern and calculator, I realized that the pattern […]

knittedyarns Origami Cardi Over Chicago Trailed by Navy Lace Scarf

Having done my math, I cast on for the back of the Origami Cardi in the car service to Newark Airport. Using my gauge, I figured that I needed 195 stitches, which is way more than I’ve ever cast on before! That said, I continued valiently through 5 rows of the berry in the box […]

knittedyarns Origami Cardi-Am I Up to the Challenge?

As my current projects near finishing, I’m at that point where I ponder my stash and patterns to determine which project calls out to me loudest. Norah Gaughan’s Origami Cardi in the Summer issue of Interweave Magazine kept intriguing me. The problem was that the  photograph of the cardi in the magazine didn’t reveal the […]