This little shrug is an simple pattern to use up the odds and ends of sock yarn. The lace around the neck does have a tendency to roll but I love it anyways! Remnants ShrugDownload Remnants ShrugDownload
The back piece of my dragon sweater is off the needles and blocked. I couldn't seem to follow my own directions and had to rip out the entire thing back to the underarm bind off. Apparently I cannot watch TV and knit at the same time. I've noticed lately that many of my favorite shirts… Continue reading Back Neck Shaping- A Stab In the Dark
One dragon is completed and the other one has been cast on! I've been busy with other projects (like yarn dyeing) which has slowed down my knitting progress. But I'm still super excited about the Drops Air yarn and my new dragon friend who I think I'll call Steve. To follow the shape of my… Continue reading Dragons, Dyes, and an Awesome Hank Winder
There's always some kind of snag when it comes to knitting. For my latest sweater, I neglected to take the underarm curve into consideration when planning the placement of the dragon. I didn't realize this until the wing stitches were being consumed alive by the underarm decreases. I'm going to have to rip back about… Continue reading My Dragon Wings Are Being Eaten by the Underarm!
After taking measurements from a favorite store-bought sweater and ordering "the softest and fluffiest yarn ever," I've finally settled on a motif – dragons! I wanted something to wander up the front of the sweater but didn't really want anything floral or too sweet. This is where Pinterest comes in really handy! I've been collecting… Continue reading Bad Ass Dragon Sweater- The Beginnings
After four separate attempts, I've finally produced a wearable sleeve cap! It's a little embarrassing that I totally overlooked taking the around-the-arm shoulder-to-shoulder measurement and kept producing silly narrow sleeve caps, but at least I figured it out! In case you missed it, you can catch up from my previous post, the sleeve cap nightmare.… Continue reading Plotting a Succesful Sleeve Cap- What a Learning Curve!
The sleeve cap curve is a bit of a mystery to me. It's why I've stuck to raglan construction for most of my knitting life. It's not that I haven't designed and knitted set-in sleeve sweaters but it's always with a deep breath and my fingers crossed that the sleeve cap will fit correctly. I… Continue reading The Sleeve Cap Nightmare