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Under 60

Done and done! I had planned lots of modifications, like making the circular bit smaller behind the neck, and adding pockets, but finally did none of that. Laziness, what can I say? That, and the pleasure of following a really well written pattern. I might have made...

Humming Along

This is so much fun,  it feels like I’m knitting backwards along a clock face as time moves forwards.  2300 hours 2100 hours 1800 hours 1600 hours 1500 hours 1400 hours 1300 hours 0000 hours!! I’ll admit it got a teeny bit tedious towards the end, but I pushed on,...
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...

Twists and Turns

Some well-designed, complex-looking knits have such a perfect blend internal logic and self-references that they almost knit themselves. Consider the circular part of Opposite Pole: reversible cables (twists and braids), garter, simple cables, joining short rows, what...

Rosamund’s Sweater

At last! My errant 13th of 2013. It travelled with me, one-armed, for three months until I sat down and finished the arm in 3 days. I had envisioned Rosamund’s Cardigan as a big woolly thing, dramatic collar and sweeping curved edges. The twisted reversible cable rib...