Posts tagged stranded knitting

Princess Harald stranded pullover

Today I’m happy to share with you a pullover that I finished… I have no idea when. January? Maybe. Long enough ago to get to enjoy wearing it this winter, I can tell you that that much. So I realized I’d better show it to you quickly since the first… read more »

Swatching my next winter pullover

It comes that time again when a knitter must swatch for the next project! I need a new sweater to start when we go to my mom and step-dad’s for Christmas. I haven’t actually finished my current project. You saw a glimpse of it in this post. It’s a long-bodied… read more »

Different color palette and some tips for a Fayne beret

I thought I’d share with you my own version of my new knitting pattern, Fayne, that I actually knit for myself. If you missed Tuesday’s post, this is what it looks like, but in alternate colors! (Pullover I knit from a vintage pattern, blogged here) The green sample knit below… read more »

Fayne beret: new knitting pattern release

I’m so happy to share that I’ve just released my latest knitting pattern, Fayne. You can purchase Fayne on Ravelry, or keep reading for more links at the end of this post. If you’re a sucker for plaid like I am, I hope you’ll fall in love with Fayne! Model: Madison… read more »

Get your knitting needles ready for my next pattern (perfect for a holiday gift!)

Hi everyone! I’m just about ready to release my latest knitting pattern, a fun new hat. Can you guess what it is? If you guessed a plaid beret, you’re correct! Knitting plaid is no small feat, usually involving intarsia knit flat and/or sewing or crocheting vertical lines in the finished… read more »

Knitting pattern release: Sprigs and Berries

I’m very happy to announce that I’ve just released my latest knitting pattern! It’s a unisex mitten pattern in four sizes and two color palettes, and it’s called Sprigs and Berries. You can buy it and read more about it on Ravelry (you don’t have to be a member!). I… read more »

Nisse: knitting pattern release

Friends, it’s been a long time coming, but my second knitting pattern is finally released! Meet Nisse. Nisse is a whimsical little stranded hat inspired by folk-and-novelty themed patterns of the 1940s and 1950s. It features little fellows called nisse, tiny household spirits from Scandinavian folklore, but you might know… read more »

Victory beret: swatching and casting on

Thanks for your patience, everyone! Your comments on my last post were very much appreciated by both Mel and I, I can’t even tell you how much! ♥ I now can get down to a little bit of Knit for Victory business. So let’s talk swatching and casting on, for… read more »

Victory beret: intro tips for stranded knitting

Alright everyone! This post is especially for those of you knitting my Victory beret as one of your first fair isle projects, for Knit for Victory. I’ve talked about stranded knitting / fair isle in the past, and have two older posts that extensively cover a few of the topics… read more »

Lumberjill squirrels hat

Friends, it’s been awhile since I’ve completed a knitting project, and I have sewing to blame. While I’ve been busy filling out my wardrobe, my knitting has suffered, which is unusual for me and a side effect of sewing I don’t like! So I may cool down the sewing a… read more »

VKC: Planning colors for vintage stranded knitting

Hi everyone! Has it been long enough since I’ve been able to do a Vintage Knitting College post?? Good grief! I was expecting to have so much more time to devote to this, but with the condo selling/house buying, obviously life has gotten in the way. Thank you all for… read more »

VKC: Charts & vintage stranded knitting patterns

Hi everyone! Let’s talk about stranded knitting and charts. A bit about charts and stranded knitting Modern stranded knitting pattern use charts to convey the colorwork part of the pattern. Sometimes they’ll use multiple colors in a colored chart, sometimes just shades of gray, or different shapes to represent different… read more »

VKC: Tension, puckers & even stranded knitting

Today, let’s talk about how to keep your stranded knitting nice and even looking! I’ll cover a few things that tie together to make that happen, and give you my best advice for lovely looking stranded knitting. Tension You may or may not find that your tension changes from knitting… read more »

VKC: Getting started with stranded (fair isle) knitting

This post is the first official lesson in the Vintage Knitting College! I’m starting off with a series of posts for Colorwork: 101. Bestway #82 pattern As you know, you’ll be following along with a pullover I’ll be knitting from a 1940s pattern, Bestway #82. It’s available as a .pdf… read more »

A very spoooooky Halloween

Happy Halloween, everyone! Guess what spooooky project I’ve been keeping under my hat? Well okay, not under my hat. It is my hat! And surely a spooky bit of knitting will help strike the fear of Halloween into you! There are creepy black bats, flying across an orange background… Skeletons… read more »

Possible Land Girl knit-along?

Hi everyone, I’m back from vacation! I love when you have a good trip but are gone long enough that it also feels really nice to be back home! I have tons of catching up to do on blogs and of course at least one vacation round-up post to write,… read more »