May 2012

The Finished Object: Zip-Neck Sweater

Project – Zip Neck Saddle Shoulder Pullover (Boy)
Patons free pattern
Yarn – Patons New Canadiana in Lime Juice

Just as the green shoots are pushing through the ground and the bright green leaves are unfurling from my trees, I finished the spring-like Zip-Neck Sweater I've been making for Son 2.

I popped along to the

The Finished Standout Cardigan

Project – Standout Cardigan
Pattern Book – #500886 Sumer Standouts
Yarn – Patons Silk Bamboo colorway #58425 Lotus

Ta da!

Its my first cardigan and I am very happy with my new sweater.

Saddle Shoulders and Steam Blocking

Project – Zip Neck Saddle Shoulder Pullover (Boy)
Patons free pattern
Yarn – Patons New Canadiana in Lime Juice

I did it. I finally reached the top of my knitted-at-the-same-time sleeves.

Saddle shoulders are funny old things. Because of the construction, you end up knitting these skinny little strips of fabric that hang off the tops of

Standout Cardigan Gets Seamed

Project – Standout Cardigan
Pattern Book – #500886 Sumer Standouts
Yarn – Patons Silk Bamboo colorway #58425 Lotus

Seaming.  The word brings a little shutter to my heart.  I have heard many stories about a sweater ruined due to bad seaming.  There are also stories about sweaters that

Vote for your favorites in the Mystery Afghan Knit-and-Crochet-Along

Four months ago, we gave you the first clue in the 2012 Waverly for Bernat Crochet-Along and Knit-Along. Week by week, piece by piece, you knitted and crocheted beautiful and creative afghans. Some participants followed our instructions exactly, while others added their own creative flair to the project.

The

Fun & Simple Project #3

This might look like my Fun & Simple Project #1, but in this case looks can be deceiving.

Yes, this is another Easy Scarf. Yes, it's made with Patons' Wild Child yarn (this  blue-green colorway is "Puppet"). But unlike the previous Easy Scarf, this was crocheted. (The first one was

Standout Cardigan Pt. 3

Project – Standout Cardigan
Pattern Book – Summer Standouts 500886
Yarn – Patons Silk Bamboo  85134 Royal

Things have been a bit hectic around here. Knitting time has been scarce, brain-power even scarcer.

Perfect, I hear you say, for scads of stocking-stitch on straight needles! And you're right. The perfect opportunity to make some progress on

Sleeves Squared

Project – Zip Neck Saddle Shoulder Pullover (Boy)
Patons free pattern
Yarn – Patons New Canadiana in Lime Juice

Having wrangled the front of the Zip Neck Sweater into shape, I have embarked upon the journey up the sleeves.

Since I was already miffed with the sweater over the whole "and at the same time" thing, I

Standout cardigan #1

Project – Standout Cardigan
Pattern Book – #500886 Sumer Standouts
Yarn – Patons Silk Bamboo #58425 Lotus

This past weekend has been glorious.  Bright blue skies and temperatures over 70.  Glorious.  With such a sure sign that summer is on the way, it is time to

Fun & Simple Project #2

Next up in my trio of fun and simple projects made from some of Patons' newer yarns: The Moxie Tube Snood. (I've no clue where the word "snood" originated, but it always makes me laugh. Kind of like how "skort" and "spork" never fail to amuse me.)

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