Wednesday Wrap Up

Hello friends-I am almost complete with my Nimbus cardigan.  I’ve seamed the front sides and back of cardigan so far so good.  I really worked on getting the gauge correct especially since I didn’t use the same yarn as the designer.   Gauge is is either something you put up with or clearly dislike.   I feel that one way to improve your knitting is try things that you aren’t comfortable with doing.   I have a knitting and crocheting bucket list and gauge was at the top of both.

I’m a planner so I already thinking about projects for next year.  Below are  some my items for 2019:

  • Strand and steeking
  • bias knitting
  • double knitting
  • creating a wardrobe
  • brioche
  • gloves

What are some items on your knitting bucket list?  Please leave a response.

Here’s a update of the cardigan.  Although, the gauge is correct for the body of the cardigan.  I will make adjustments are the arms.  I have trouble with fit especially my upper arms-I have muscular arms.  I increased the armholes for the body and now I have to adjust the pattern for the sleeves.  I will have to add additional stitches so I have to do some math based on the armhole openings.  I count every 3rd stitch along the bind of edge.  I’ve calculated that I need to cast on 66 stitches for sleeves.   I’ve done this in the past for other sweaters.  This is something that I’ve come up with for sleeve adjustments.  There are probably other ways to make adjustments on sweaters so please comment if you have another way.  I’m always interested in trying a different technique.

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The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

I always enjoyed creating different items be it knitting, sewing or even cooking a meal.  It is it the creativity that I enjoy the most starting with nothing and having an end product.  This brings me much satisfaction.    I feel that everyone should have an outlet for them to help to relax and do something that brings them joy and possibly joy to others.

Knitting brings me this type of joy.   I primarily knit for my sister but I enjoy knitting for others as well as myself.   At little background, I started knitting about 5 years ago and haven’t looked back.   I did what many people have probably done to learn to knit by using YouTube as my go to resource well as a  local yarn shop  (LYS) called Cozy for some pointers. I also used Craftsy as well.

I currently am working on two projects.   The Nimbus cardigan by Berroco using Cascade Ecological yarn in silver.   A baby gift- my own creation of a ragland cardigan with some lace detail.  I’m just casting on with this one so it is truly a work in progress.   I will update more on Friday with some pictures of my projects.   I usually a couple of projects going.

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