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Just Keep Going is a one skein DK weight cowl that is perfect for holiday knitting.

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Wardrobe Knitting -What it means to me

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This is me wearing a sweater I test knitted recently. I am so completely pumped up with how it turned out and I will absolutely live in this sweater this winter.

Just wearing something made out of my own hands leaves me so satisfied and self-contented. Continue reading “Wardrobe Knitting -What it means to me”

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Top Down Sweater – Tips for neat sleeve knitting

Last week I shared some tips on how to easily try on a top-down sweater while still on the needles. If you missed that one, please check it here.

In this post, I am going to share some tips to knit a neat sleeve on a top-down sweater with no holes in the underarm area. These are some things I have tried over the years and have worked well for me.

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While picking up and knitting the sleeve of a top-down sweater, often there are holes in the underarm area and a common remedy suggested is to sew the holes close as part of finishing the sweater. I feel this is an extra step and I wanted solutions that do not involve sewing. I grew fond of top-down knitting for the absence of sewing, in the first place. πŸ™‚

Continue reading “Top Down Sweater – Tips for neat sleeve knitting”

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Top Down Sweater – Tips for easy tryout

There are several reasons why I love knitting a sweater top-down. One of them is it lets you can try it on the go. In fact, to me, this has remained the one singular reason I keep choosing top-down over other methods of construction. I blogged my thoughts here when I did try a bottom-up seamed sweater once.

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I am currently test-knitting a top-down sweater for Eviescottdesigns and recently finished doing what I fondly call the top-down-tryout-ritual. πŸ™‚ Continue reading “Top Down Sweater – Tips for easy tryout”