Knitting and math??

Posted On December 24, 2010

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My shipment of Sublime organic cotton DK came in a few days ago, just in time for some Christmas knitting : ) I immediately started the Double V Cardigan   and gosh I am excited! I have knitted a bit more than the photo below, since I just bound off for the back.
Double V WIP 1
This is only my second ever  go at knitting a sweater and I never knew how much note taking, counting and maths could be involved in knitting. This pattern has you begin the neck shaping before the side shaping is completed and then the neck shaping continues while the armhole and shoulder shaping is worked. For me, a relatively new knitter this is a  lot to handle, but I’m happy powering through it and will be delighted when I’m done and can wear something I truly made myself.

I also cast on for a pair of bright pink anklets, but they will be hibernating for a while since I can’t stop knitting this sweater!
Pink Anklets


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Posted On December 17, 2010

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Browsing the new issues of Knitty, Twist Collective and the new holiday patterns on Ravelry, seeing all the wonderful  winter scarfs, hats, mittens and sweaters has got me wishing that it was winter here in Australia. I have always been a winter person, and ever since I’ve become a knitter I’m an even bigger fan of those frosty months. I mean there is no other time that it is reasonably ok to pile of loads of handmade scarfs, hats, sweaters and gloves and walk out of the house feeling proud you knit all that stuff yourself. So to help me through the not-nearly-cold-enough-to-wear-knitwear time of year for me, I am going to share some of my favourite winter sweater patterns and just pretend for a moment that I can wear them outside : )

Here goes:

Tea Leaves Cardigan by Melissa LaBarre
The Tea Leaves Cardigan is a really popular sweater, and theres no wonder why. It is simple enough to not stress you out over complicated lace pattern but it keeps you interested with beautiful yoke detail, and ooo it’s knit in Madeline Tosh worsted.

Printed Silk Cardigan by Connie Chang Chinchio
This is a great sweater for spring/autumn I just love the stitch pattern, it is really unique. I can see myself in this : )

Miette  by Andi Satterlund
This is a gorgeous sweater! I love the lace detail and the cropped style with the 3/4 sleeves. This would be perfect over a dress in summer and spring and over a top with jeans during the cooler months, and to top it off, the pattern is free!
Pebbles Wide Rib Hoodie by Carrie Bostick Hoge
I’m a sucker for hoodies, they are just really versatile and suit my weekend adventures. This looks like a lot of fun to make and will be great for casual wear

Emelie by Elin Berglund
This is a really really pretty sweater, this is definetly something I want to make in the next few months and I’m really excited to see how mine turns out. Just a gorgeous pattern!

Estelle Pullover by Linden Down
The Estelle Pullover was originally a cardigan but I really like the pullover version. I wear a lot of pullovers but have never seen one as pretty as this and with such lovely detailing

Classic Silk Open Cardi by Pam Allen
I really like Pam Allen’s designs and this is one of my favourites. I do like open cardigans but don’t see a lot of knitting patterns for them, this is one that I really really want to knit
Some More Sweaters to drool about…..

(Left to Right: Annabel, Lapis Yoke , Laar, Audrey in Unst, Acer Cardigan and Greenaway)

What are some of your favourite Sweater Patterns?