pullover

Joining Up

This isn't a recruitment call, but when you join up a sweater, you really do need all your ducks (and wits) in a row. You've got the body on one set of needles, and, if you are like me, one sleeve on needles and the other on waste yarn. Then you have to keep all your stitches in line,

That Four Letter Word: Steek

It may have five letters, but say "steek" to most knitters - myself included - and they will shiver in fear. But I knew I would get more wear out of this sweater if it were a cardigan rather than a pullover. So from the beginning, I planned on steeking this project.

I added an extra set of stitches right

First Real Peek

Project – Mom’s Sweater
Free Pattern Library
Yarn – Patons Canadiana – Dark Water Blue

After spending a bunch of time just knitting away at the body, eventually you get to the fair isle portion where you can see what the sweater is really going to look like.

Besides,

Making Sure It Fits

Project – Mom's Sweater
Free Pattern Library
Yarn – Patons Canadiana - Dark Water Blue
Blogger – YoElizbo

When I got back to knitting my Mom's Sweater, I knew I had to do one thing before I got too invested in knitting the body--put it on waste yarn and

Bright, Happy Christmas Sweater - Finished!

Merry Christmas!  Happy Kwanzaa!  Seasons Greetings!  Happy Hanukkah! (did I leave anyone out?)

My Christmas sweater is FINISHED, and I can now wear it to all the holiday parties I will be attending this year.  Woo Hoo! :D

Using Bernat "Happy Holidays" yarn, I made the

Christmasy Fair Isle Sweater Yoke

(singing) Happy Holidays!  Happy Holidays!
May your fair-isle sweater glisten,
Using sparkly Bernat yarn!  :)

I am having SO much fun doing the fair-isle yoke on my Bernat Yoke Sweater. I am using Bernat "Happy Holidays" yarn, in Twinkly White, Silvered Red, and Glittery Green.

After knitting all that white yarn for the body

Circular Christmas Knitting

I'm so glad you have come back to the Bernat Blog to see the progress on my Christmas Sweater!

We are starting to get to the fun part now. Woo Hoo! Time to join all the parts together, and get started on the colorful yoke. Exciting!

Sparkly Christmas Sleeves

Sleigh bells and snowflakes are on my mind as I work on my sparkly Christmas sweater. I just can't wait to finish my sweater, so I can wear it!

I finished the body portion, and set it aside on stitch holders. And now, I'm starting the sleeves already.

Christmas Holiday Knitting!

Happy Holidays! :)

This year, I have decided to knit a Christmas sweater! Yay!

Bernat's Happy Holidays yarn is perfect for my plan.

I was hoping there would be an pattern available on the website, but unfortunately I was out of luck.

So, I'm improvising. ;)
After

FO: Michelle Sweater

Project – Michelle’s Pullover
Pattern Book – Top Down Classics #500860
Yarn – Patons Shetland Chunky
Blogger – YoElizbo

Finally rescued my Michelle sweater from my Mom's house and sat down and got knitting. When I got the body done, I tried it on, and discovered that I loved it--and had

Endless Cast On

Just a quick tip that I love sharing.

I've jumped into knitting my Mom's Sweater, and the first step is to cast on a bazillion stitches. Well, you know what I mean.

And here is the rub when it comes to casting on all those stitches, especially if you use a long tail cast on: Do I have enough yarn

But What is It?

So when last we chatted, I had forgotten my Michelle pullover, but had a lovely pile of Patons Canadiana, the New Generation sitting there waiting to be cast on. But what I neglected to tell you is what the heck I was planning on doing with it.

Shame on me.

Well, here it is:

Top Down Love

Project – Michelle's Pullover
Pattern Book – Top Down Classics #500860
Yarn – Patons Shetland Chunky
Blogger – YoElizbo

I really do enjoy knitting a sweater from the top down, so I am loving knitting on my Michelle pullover, from Top Down Classics. Here are my Top Three Reasons for Top

Waiting in the Wings

For a while now, I've had this wonderful box of yarn waiting in the closet, taunting me every time I walk by to "just cast on a few stitches, you know you want to."

Yes, I know I want to, I would mutter back, but I have other projects to finish. . .

Here it was, a lovely

Blocking Wool

Project -  Raglan Pullover for charity
Bernat Pattern Book #542012 – 9 Family Designs to Knit
Yarn – Bernat Felting in Snap Dragon
Blogger – Shandeh

Now, after several weeks of patient stockinette knitting, it's time to block all the pieces of my warm wool sweater for charity.  I don't mind

Traveling Zip-Neck Sweater

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

I like to take my knitting on the road. Ever since I taught my husband to drive (now, there's a story) he has pretty much insisted on driving everywhere. So I started taking my knitting with

Wonderful Wool

Project -  Raglan Pullover for charity
Bernat Pattern Book #542012 - 9 Family Designs to Knit
Yarn - Bernat Felting in Snap Dragon
Blogger - Shandeh

I've been blogging for Bernat now for over a year, and have learned SO MUCH!  It has truly been a blessing to me.  My crafting

Warm Wool Sweater for Charity

Project -  Raglan Pullover for charity
Bernat Pattern Book #542012 - 9 Family Designs to Knit
Yarn - Bernat Felting in Snap Dragon
Blogger - Shandeh

Every year, I knit about 5 or 6 things for charity, in between other projects for myself, friends, and family.  It's very satisfying to knit for charity, because

Knitters Embrace Climate Change

Project – Pedicure Socks
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Sock Stretch in Fruit Slices
Blogger – JDKnits

Ah, Fall: a knitter's favourite time of year. (This is a kind of climate change we can really get behind!)

A new season brings new projects. Lots of new projects (I think I have

All Sewn Up- FO

Project – Fading Cables Pullover
Patons Pattern Book #500872 – Next Steps Six – Learn to Cable
Yarn – Patons Classic Wool in Cherry
Blogger – YoElizbo

It is funny how knitting a sweater goes. You knit and knit and knit, and slowly the pieces begin to pile up. And then suddenly, you don't

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