Tag: sweater knitting

  • How to Check Fit Whether Knitting Bottom-up or Top-down

    How to Check Fit Whether Knitting Bottom-up or Top-down

    Many knitters prefer top-down sweater patterns because you can try them on as you knit, and they feel more confident fitting a sweater this way. This method has its pitfalls, however, which I wrote about in a previous post. First, it limits you to knitting only sweaters that are written for top-down knitting, or figuring […]

  • Mending a Sweater Hem

    Mending a Sweater Hem

    As spring arrives, some of my most-loved winter knits have seen some wear and tear. I’ve accumulated a small mending pile, including one of my favorite sweaters – the Poet sweater by Sari Nordlund (see it on Ravelry), knit in local Jacob wool yarn from Avillion Farm. The hem of the sweater had unraveled a […]

  • Wear Your Handknits: The Composure Cardigan

    Wear Your Handknits: The Composure Cardigan

    A friend recently suggested I do a post on how I style my knits. Since I talk a lot about designing and making projects that really fit into your wardrobe, I thought such a post was was long overdue! We’ve had a lot of back and forth this spring between warm and cool weather, and […]

  • Choosing a Sweater Size Part 2 – An Example

    Choosing a Sweater Size Part 2 – An Example

    A few months ago I wrote in this post about choosing your sweater size based on your upper chest measurement, and I thought I’d give an example of how I used this method to select my size in another designer’s pattern. The sweater I’m wearing in this photo is the Gingerbread Sweater from Espace Tricot. […]

  • Sweater Knitting: Seamless vs. Seamed

    Sweater Knitting: Seamless vs. Seamed

    Not surprisingly, there are some strong opinions on seamless vs. seamed sweater knitting. A lot of knitters prefer seamless sweaters. Now, I love a good seamless yoke as much as the next person, but I generally prefer to knit sweaters in pieces. Here are a few of the reasons to knit sweaters in pieces: