I love this pattern, I really do. It’s so pretty and I absolutely adore those crossed lines. But the Rippenschal is fighting me every inch of the way as you can see from these pictures. I’ve made mistakes in nearly every repeat and it shows! 

So, it’s going to be frogged and then I’ll be thinking whether to try again or if I’m going to use the scrumptious Cascade yarn for something else… 


All done with my sister’s sweater! The ends are all woven in and I’m happy she likes it. The pattern is Jared Flood’s Grettir and I made the rolled collar instead of the turtleneck. So so happy the fair isle didn’t pucker at all ^_^!!

Is there really a difference?!

Is there really a difference between DK and Worsted weight wool?

I am knitting with Cascade 220 for the first time after reading rave reviews about it (I have to say I LOVE it!) and whilst looking at it realised that is it exactly the same weight as most of my DK weight yarns.

Ravelry says that DK is 8 wpi and Worsted is 10 wpi…hmmm.

What do you think? 


Becoming a Weasley: Three sweaters down, four to go!

Managed to finish number three and even motivated myself to complete the duplicate stitch letter, all in one weekend!

I can’t wait to order more yarn and get started on number 4 😊

Pattern is “Flax” by Tin Can Knits, with a modification so that there’s no ribbing on the sleeve. Yarn is cascade 220 superwash, purchased from Eat.Sleep.Knit.

Knitting: Boundless Cape is Finished!
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See the full gallery on Posterous It turned into a rainy afternoon, all the better for hunkering down and doing some knitting. I manged to finish up the cape and decided to steam block it. The only modification I made to the cape was to increase the length. It is surprisingly warm and the hood is fabulous. The cable pattern was challenging enough to hold my interest, but also easy to somewhat memorize. I bought five skeins of Cascase 200 for this pattern and ended up only using four. This was a fun project!