Monday, February 12, 2024
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
|Tulip I used in sweater
Tulips for 2 more choices in the "twisted body and
sleeve. Everything and how to work it is in the pattern.
Try it on at this point. Use 2 long
cable needles or put a length of
slippery purl cotton in stitches.
You can put the purl cotton in the
hole of the needle and pull it through.
the stitches. After joining
must be divisible by 24 +1. each "pie"
will add about 3". I had to actually
decrease it a lot before the yoke
on my first go. It fits perfectly now.
You can see the underarm stitches on safety pins that are to be kitchenered
|Sewing the steek. Tulip has stripes too!
Mark it well!
|Darcy trying it on before I cut the steeks
and shaped the back neck with short rows
I washed it before I cut steeks to be sure both
|Front borders are set for clasps, but if you prefer
buttons just make buttonhole loops with yarn for the
|The back is so pretty it would make a great
pullover! Just start the row under the arm
and work front same as back. Work the short
rows from the center front! E mail me at email@example.com for help!
|Hold your hand under the scissors and
be sure not to snip yarn on the back.
Easier than it looks!!! Make a sample
|Steeks cut and zig zaged edges. Believe
me it will NOT come apart. Work sewing from
same direction= top to bottom
Saturday, January 22, 2022
Here is my gorgeous granddaughter in MY new sweater. I am keeping it.
I took lots of pictures along the way to help you knit it. It is knit in the round with steeks at the front, and back neck and on the henley opening.Back with Yggdrasil the tree of the
No steeks at the side but by carefully marking the side stitch you sew the middle stitch about 1/4" less than the width of the upper sleeve and sew it on with yarn along a garter ridge on the sleeve. Picture to follow.
I knit the neck in the round with a steek in the middle decreasing on both sides to match every row. Clearly marked on the pattern. No need to work back and forth and the way I knit the neck it makes it lovely rounded!
There are bindrunes all over this sweater. They are named on the pattern, all good ones like Spiritual health, Protection, Wolf, Horse and "A conspiracy of ravens"!! Who knew this is what a group of ravens are called. Huginn and Munin live on the upper sleeves. There are a lot of charts and big so you can see them. Don't try to connect them around the body. I put the 3 lower front charts on the top of a magnet board and the 3 lower back charts below. It is easy to tell what row you are on by the pattern and the solid black lines every 10 rows. You can number the lines if you wish. The top is easy to follow by watching where you are on the animals. You can see the rows done below the magnet strips and just move it every row. Don't move the charts, only when you need to flip the panels over and work on up.The sleeve is charted the same way. If you can't understand this please write me at firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
Saturday, October 19, 2019
|My family in my sweaters New hat and sweater on Paul my son
instruction for finishing a Norwegian style sweater knit in the round
with steeks. The above sweater on my son Paul is my new Mythical
Creatures Too. The "Too" is to distinguish it from the earlier Mythical
Creatures hat. It had a different design. That other hat is in the last blog....
|Men's or Women's Pullover with Placket and Pewter clasps in Rauma Finull PT2
|Upper Back of Mythical Creatures Too.... Fabeldyr means mythical creatures
in Norwegian (Dyr does not meen deer! but animal!)
this word may be omited if you want the grey boder all the way around.
See picture below for this border at sides...
mark and cut body slightly less than width. About 4-5 sts at edge of body are
lost at each side.
|Back of placket with 4 machine stitching rows ready to cut
|Cutting placket open after sewn as above
|Picking up sts along placket edge... Pick up 4 out of 5 sts for good ease
with smallest diameter needle.
|Front Placket finished, cut, sts picked up along side and garter border knit on each side.
|Sewing garter row on border to body with matress stitch on body side,
matching the garter bump on sleeve side.
You need to match sleeve to armhole in about 4 places and ease in body edge.
Facings is tacked to inside over cut edge later.
Keep the body stitches exactly in the same line!
|Upper sleeve with Gargoyle
"Castle Walls" Embroidery with her permission, of course.
|Ink Circles "Castle Walls" with multiple wonderful Gargoyles!!!
I am stitching this too....
|Hemming neckband to inside with whip stitch, keeping
cut edges of steek to inside.
|Mythical Creatures Too hat to match sweater
|Ladies smaller Mythical Creatures Too hat .. Finishing up quickly then
to write the pattern!
I showed this picture so you can see how I follow the pattern
with a magnet board.
|New St Olav cardi for children (in progress!!!) Darling Kinley, my lovely model!!!
|Back of childs sweater
|Viking ship on sleeves
|What Annie and I do to get away from this computer!!!! This is
in my backyard. Fantastic small lake!