Working on a lace project… Tantric Puzzle wrap in gothic lace. It’s a pretty easy pattern repeat, let’s see how I feel, 60" in times two! #knitting #laceknitting #tincanknits #sweaterweather #mymorning #homeschoollife #cuppatea #cjkoho #maybeacrafted #savethebees
I absolutely love this sweater designed by @tincanknits I ❤ rainbows was super fun to make. I think I will make it again for Ali once she gets older.
Circular yokes look lovely but often have some fit issues (unless short rows are used). But this pattern fits just perfectly and no short rows are needed. The pattern is a bit pricey – $7 for a cardigan that’s mostly stockinette – but totally worth it. Highly recommended!
FO: Gramps Cardigan (project, pattern), and matching booties. I’ve made this pattern a few times and it never fails to be absolutely adorable. Seriously, it’s a hipster baby sweater with sewn elbow patches and real pockets. What more is there to say?
Mods: knitted the sleeves narrower, lengthened the body, added waist-shaping and short-row shaping to back neck.
I’ve been in denial about it ever since I tried the cardigan on the first time: it’s going to have to undergo some sweater surgery at some point. :( I added a bit of length to the body when knitting – which was a mistake. The cardigan is too long and doesn’t fit comfortably around my hips. Too bad the pattern is bottom-up, otherwise it would be an easy fix. Another mistake is the collar: it’s bound off too loosely and needs to be ripped out. Sigh.
Incidentally, I was reading Robin Hobb’s Assassin’s Apprentice while this project was on the needles. The crest of the royal family in the book (or ‘sigil’ in Game of Thrones speak) is an antlered buck. And, on the map of the realm (the sign of a good fantasy book), there was a small island called Antler Island. Serendipitous.
So I finished Logan’s Christmas gift! He wanted a scarf that was “State Farm red” and I think it turned out pretty great. Squishy Malabrigo in a simple pattern? Yes, perfect. I may have to steal it. #knitting #tincanknits #wheat #scarf #malabrigo #boyfriend #christmas #gift
Behold, one half of a pair of socks. Decided to try out Rye by Tin Can Knits for shits and giggles with some yarn I have a ton of for some kick around house socks.
This is the adult small. Yes, the foot looks laughably short. Yes, my foot really fits in there. They’re still actually too big. Next time I make this pattern, I’ll try the child’s large, because no matter what, adult socks will never fit me.