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Correcting Cables

Correcting Cables

In a garment with as many cables as Burrard, some are bound to be mis-crossed. Not that it makes any structural difference, of course; cables are a sort of clever  trompe l’oeil  effect, creating visual integrity along a particular cable ‘rope’,...
A Seamless Neck for the Ondawa

A Seamless Neck for the Ondawa

Here we go. I’ve finished both the front and back, and determined how many stitches will be left live in the centre of the Front and Back for the neck. 1. Bind off one side steek. 2. Flip the sweater inside out so the WS is facing you, and start working a...
Thousands of Ways to Show You Care

Thousands of Ways to Show You Care

The Blob is done, but am waiting for an opportunity to take the final modeled FO shots! One last step before that: how to maximize mileage from hand knit gifts. After all, such gifts are best given sandwiched between a bit of emotional leverage on one hand and dire...
Eight Steps to Obliterating the Past

Eight Steps to Obliterating the Past

I know you all are biting your nails, waiting in breathless anticipation for the next post about the Blob, so I decided to oblige! I had originally planned a chevron pattern for the body of the Seamless Hybrid. But doing two inches of 1×1 ribbing just about...
Yoked!

Yoked!

I tried out an experiment, and am quite excited it worked! See, I’ve always wanted to do a proper yoked sweater with tons of stranding. But being top-heavy already, the last thing I needed was a heavy horizontal pattern band across my shoulders. Yoked sweaters are...
Pole Miscellanea

Pole Miscellanea

Almost nearing the end of the circular section of Opposite Pole. I can smell victory! In the meanwhile, here are a couple of quick tutorials: Joining Loosely Spun Yarn Twist a 5” tail of the old yarn tightly and lay the new yarn over it. Release the end and let the...