Knitting News


Well, well, well.  I'm past the lace chart and right back to the garter stitch shaping.  Somehow I feel like I'm half way through this project but because it's knit from tip to tip I'm having a hard time judging the half way point.  I loved knitting the lace section and cannot wait for the next one!

I've knit a tiny bit on my sweater, nearing the end of the body shaping decreasing.  This knit is perfectly paired with watching TV or talking with others.  Comfort knitting at its finest.

In other news, I'm planning on knitting my son in law a sweater and am mulling over some pattern ideas.  Of course, I could design my own and that will be my fall back pattern from Ann Budd's top down sweater designs.  However, do you have a favorite men's sweater pattern that you love in worsted weight wool?  I'd love to know!

I'm also planning on knitting my sister a cardigan exactly like the one I'm knitting now.  I cannot wait to see what are her favorite colors.

What are you knitting or creating this week?


Comments

  1. Your shawl looks lovely, and it will be even more beautiful with another lace section. You are a generous knitter, planning sweaters for family members. I'm sure they will love and appreciate them!

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  2. That lace section is absolutely beautiful. It gives the shawl a WOW look. I have another pair of socks started and I've about settled on a k3p1 rib for the leg and top of the instep. I've made this pattern before and the socks fit so much better. You might check Knitting Pure and Simple for a sweater pattern. You could also use a lady's pattern and switch sides for the buttons and buttonholes.

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    1. I will definitely check out pure and simple :)

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  3. I am trying to imagine a time when I might consider knitting a sweater for someone else - such a lovely thought.

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  4. Wow! That's a lot of sweaters!!! I like the look of Flax. It's a free (I think) pattern from Tin Can Knits.

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  5. Sadly I have not knitted at all this summer. Too much going on that I can't sit for a few minutes and relax enough to do it. Can't wait for fall/winter months so that I can get back at it. :) Your knitting is so beautiful!

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  6. Love the quiet color of the last yarn/sweater photo. I don't have a men's sweater under my belt yet . SORRY . But I love all Knitting PUre and Simple patterns and they are top down

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  7. I haven't knit it myself, but another blog friend knit her husband a Cobblestone sweater, and said it was a relatively easy knit, but interesting to do. For what that's worth.

    I think your shawl is looking really nice!

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  8. Your shawl is so beautiful! Such delicate lace - love it. sorry - no suggestions for a man's sweater.

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  9. that lace section is exquisite!

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  10. Karen, the lacework on your shawl is just gorgeous!

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  11. I think this is going to be my favorite of your beautiful shawls! Sooooo pretty! I finished Ranuculus #2 yesterday after receiving the "rescue yarn" on Monday. I'm trying to decide about starting #3. Your people are so lucky to have you knitting for them!! blessings ~ tanna

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  12. I've been lurking for ages and decided it was high time I commented! I love your blog, and really look forward to your posts. It's winter here in Sydney but very mild and the worsted weight sweaters are not getting much wear. So I've just started a spring knit in 5 ply - Baby Cocktails 'Shaken or Stirred' cardigan. I've also an ongoing mitred squares blanket that is my TV watching knitting.

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    1. I am thrilled you de-lurked. I remember when I was reading many blogs and my very very first comment posting, it felt HUGE! Welcome to the blog and I'm glad you commented :)

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  13. The lace makes the shawl pop. It is going to be a beauty. I am knitting on the same old, same old - the Smooth Operator Socks - stripes and the Gemma Shawl in the palest blush. I knit a sweater ages ago for my husband and the kids called it his Mr. Rogers Sweater. It was a boring but warm V-neck cardigan from an old Brunswick knitting booklet. I don't really have any favorite patterns for men.

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  14. Oh my goodness that lace is so beautiful and so very delicate looking.

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  15. Oh goodness, you are making me want to know some lace. That shawl is so beautiful, Karen.
    Can't wait to see what color you knit your sister's sweater in.
    Knitting news for me- knitting a bit on everything, which means socks! :)

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  16. Loving all the knitting! I am going to knit and sew and celebrate family birthdays and go to the State Fair. A fun weekend for sure.

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