Handspun Cardigan: Buttonband Blues

Handspun Cardigan: Buttonband Blues

The Ravellenics have long ago packed up and I am still working on my cardigan.  I feel pretty good that I got as much of it done as I did. This magnum opus of a sweater is on track to go to Rhinebeck in October. It has not been without problems though. Luckily I am in the mood to sort them out rather than act a child and throw it in the corner with my pout face on. Sometimes it is all about timing.

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Successful Knitting Begins with a Dream...and a Swatch!

Successful Knitting Begins with a Dream...and a Swatch!

Swatching is preparation. You wouldn't sign up for a half marathon and think, "I probably don't have to prepare for this. I think I got it. I did do that little jog across the parking lot to get out of the way of that car the other day, so I do know how."  No. just because you know how to knit a sweater doesn't mean that you don't need to prepare every time. Each sweater is different, each yarn knits up differently and gauge could be different.  Every. Time.  So let's talk about the right way to swatch and set you up for project success!

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