Tag Archive ‘NaKniSweMoDo’

 

knittedyarns Green Mitered Tank Top Done!

My Green Mitered Tank Top in 100% cotton with slubs is finished. I used Norah Gaughan’s pattern in the Summer 2009 Vogue Knitting and love the shaping as I have mentioned before. I can’t recommend this pattern enough. Like many of Norah Gaughan’s patterns, the shaping is unusual. It starts with almost twice the number […]

knittedyarns Sunset on a Knitting-filled Fire Island Vacation

The end of vacations is always bitter sweet, especially summer ones on Fair Harbor’s car-free beach. While the weather wasn’t sunny and bright every day, it allowed us space to re-charge our batteries and get away from the everyday routine. One great advantage of vacation knitting is that you have a tangible reminder of your […]

knittedyarns Mitered Tank Top on Fair Harbor Beach

Norah Gaughan’s Mitered Tank Top from the Summer 2009 Vogue Knitting shows off Norah’s genius for designing tops with unusual shapes that are flattering for women to wear. At the bottom, the Mitered Tank Top starts with enough stitches on one side to make the bottom of most sweaters! It uses a decorative decrease to […]

knittedyarns Planning Vacation Knitting

This year, we’re going to Fire Island for a beach vacation where we both get to indulge in our hobbies. My husband wind surfs in the bay and I knit on the ocean beach. In preparation, I plan out my knitting, especially since there aren’t any yarn stores on Fire Island in case I run […]

knittedyarns Wedding Sweater-Klimt Vest Needs Sleeves

One of the problems with using a vest pattern to make a sweater is that you need to reassess the armholes to ensure that they work for a sweater and that you’re on your own for knitting the sleeves. This is the challenge that I face with Jean Moss’ Klimt Vest.  To help me, I […]

knittedyarns New Spring Sweater in the Works!

  Spring brings with it a sense of renewal. From a knitting perspective, that means time to start a new sweater project.  While I have been testing some of the new summery yarns that I got at a recent yarn swap to see what the fibers want to be, I am going to make a […]

knittedyarns Thermal Scoop Neck Pullover DONE!

My Knitty-inspired Thermal Scoop Neck Pullover is finally finished! It came out wonderfully. The knitted pattern gives the sweater the sense of soft alpaca long underwear albeit sexier with it’s side shaping. The biggest hurdle with this sweater was the thin alpaca yarn that I used. I had bought it at Silk City Fibers where […]

knittedyarns Gliterati-Thermal Scoop Neck Pullover Acutriments

  To accompany the Thermal Scoop Neck Pullover, I am using some fine mohair (think: Rown Kid Silk) with a twist of silver throughout to make a lacy scarf/foulard and coordinated lace cuffs. I bought this special yarn on sale at Silk City Fibers (where I always find something wonderful!) The goal is to dress […]

knittedyarns Thermal Scoop Neck Sweater-First Sleeve

Knitting sleeves can seem endless. Some knitters like my mom, knit sleeves two at a time so that you don’t have to knit the same piece twice. I find it much easier to knit one sleeve at a time. Otherwise, I spend more time untangling the two pieces. Instead, I keep track of the rows […]

knittedyarns Thermal Scoop Neck Sweater Front Done

My  Thermal Scoop Neck Sweater is making progress. Stitch by stitch it keeps growing. One of the changes that I made to Laura Chau’s Thermal Sweater on Knitty is eliminating the button tab on the Scoop Neck. Since I’m knitting the sweater in two pieces rather than the round, I also  needed to modify the […]