Lots and lots of knitting

I haven’t done a knitting post in quite a while, since February?!?! but I certainly have been knitting up a storm! I won’t share details of every project I’ve made, but here’s a smattering and details on a couple.

My Rosemarkie Cardigan (bottom right) was my first (and only, so far) adult sized all over stranded project. You may have read about it here and here. It’s a design by my favorite designer, Alice Starmore. I finished it in July. Here is the body and one sleeve. The lines you see where the sleeves go and up the center of the body are called steeks. They’re extra stitches that you put in so you can knit the whole thing in the round on circular needles instead of back and forth on straight needles. This saves you from having to purl with two colors. Saves a lot of time. Steeks get cut right up the middle to open up those spaces. The knitting does not unravel as you think it would because of the sticky nature of the wool.

Here it is all finished and buttoned up!

and me actually wearing it! I wear it often, alternating with my Grandpa sweater. It’s so light and cozy and warm!

I have one or two more knitting projects to share with you, but this post is long enough. Come back next week to see more! My next knitting post will feature Julian’s Magic Carpet, the sweater just to the left of Rosemarkie in the group photo above.

Those are the only two I plan to post about, but let me know if you’d like more details about any of the other projects up there and I’ll be happy to post about them.

Evelyn

About Evelyn

I created this little blog so that I could have a place to show different crafts that I make for my family, my friends, my students, and myself! I have always enjoyed crafting. I particularly love paper and wool, and that's what I'm currently working with.
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2 Responses to Lots and lots of knitting

  1. Log & Mitten says:

    You mention it’s warm and cozy Evelyn and that’s exactly what crossed my mind when I saw you wearing it.

  2. Wow you have been busy. Your cardigan looks fabulous and you make a great model!

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