Saturday, October 29, 2011

Dane's Red Sweater

Dane started requesting that I knit him a red sweater last spring. Every time I knit anything after that, even if it was brown or green, he’s say, “Are you knitting my red sweater?”

I finally got yarn (washable), but couldn’t get gauge. I finally knit the whole thing at a larger gauge, and have done the math every step of the way. I cast on 74, instead of 110, and have used that ratio for for the rest of the width. For length, I followed the pattern.

I'm finally finished, and Dane loves it!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Toboggan Sideways Cardigan

I just got the free pattern for for this cardigan, and I really want to make it. It will go so quickly! Anyone want to cast on with me?

Monday, October 10, 2011

Think first

I just blew it on the start of a sweater. Got my three inches of ribbing, then read, "switch to larger needles...." Whoops. Forgot to use the smaller needles in the first place. I just pulled the needles out.

I think the knit us a bit too loose, so I'm going to redo it on smaller needles, but make a bigger size.