Saturday, November 08, 2014

NaKnitSweMo progress

wow, I am not having good sweater luck this month!
The gorgeoous! Norah Gaughan I am making is massive. My daughter's is a size 36 and it fits me!
My larger size is so massive! So I have frogged back to the arm divide and I am decreasing there, no added underarm sts.
This UrbanCardi for NaKniSweMo is also way too big! I had to frog it completely.

THEN I realized I was 4 sts off, and the ribbing between cables on one side was completely off center, so it was frogged again.
I am now back on track!

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

NaKniSweMo part 2

National Knit a Sweater Month has begun!

The beginning of the month had me finishing my Fading Lines sweater by JojiKnits, and ripping 8" out of my Merle sweater by Norah Gaughan, so I got a late start to this sweater project. Merle is sitting in a corner til i recake the yarn.

This Summer when I went to JimmyBeans Wool Stitch Mountain Retreat, I bought some yarn- of course...At the JBW store. It was this crazy deal, and nice fat yarn, and I knew I either wanted to make the central park hoodie OR the Urban Cardi/Jared Flood version.

Europa Tweed by Plymouth

So I am doing the Urban Cardi, in one piece. (free pattern)
Which meant I needed to chart things out on IPS so I could see what was going on.
(BTW I did not switch from in the round to kit flat mod so yes the numbers are all on one side)
(OWN PERSONAL USE, NOT FOR RESALE, blah blah blah, it i s just so i can make it without a headache. Dont ask for copies, cuz that is illegal. ya'll know the drill.)

And make it a pdf so I can put it on the tablet and bring it with me this weekend.
(photo is Jared's and just for a visual reference.)

The original pattern HERE is for a pullover. Jared modified it into the cardi and the mods are on his blog.HERE

One of the great things about using Intwined Pattern Studio is I can pop the text in and make a chart. Also I hated the symbol on the original charts, so I could make it a friendlier one. And I could now knit it in the round if it was not going to go the cardigan route. OR if I want to make it a larger size, I can now see where to add stitch columns at. So in under an hour, I had new charts, and a workable pdf.
Now the hard part- How much yarn do I pack?!
51,308 sts so just over the 50,000 st requirement for NaKniSweMo

Saturday, November 01, 2014


What is it?
"Every year, readers knit alongside our writing pals over at NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) again.
How it works with NaNoWriMo: write a 50,000-word novel in a month. As they say on that page: "This is not as scary as it sounds."

How it works with NaKniSweMo: knit a 50,000-stitch sweater in a month. Just about any full size sweater will meet this criteria! If you divide your chosen sweater pattern's rows or rounds by 30, you'll have an idea of how many rows you need to knit each day to make it. Yes, the stitch count thing is crazy, but I think I can say with confidence that most sweaters out there are at least that, or more."
Join the ravelry group:
So, what are you going to make?
I have 1.5 sleeves of my jojiknits Fading Lines sweater to finish, 

and my Merle Norah  Gaughan sweater is just about half way done.

But that doesn't mean I can't have a Nivember cast on, right?
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