Posts Tagged ‘April 2013’

August 2013 Week 2

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

 

Stay tuned for a message from the sponsor of this post, Jennifer.
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Hello Fellow Chambourcin Knitters,
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As of today I have about 19″ of the back knit.
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Chambourcin

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Its beautiful and I am happy with how beautiful it is to this point. But, now I am stuck. I have started the arm hole. I am about 2 inches in and I have spent an inordinate amount of time trying to decide what to do with the lace pattern at the underarm. The designer does not specify, at least I can’t find it anywhere, on how to progress with the lace pattern, once you start the decreases.
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I checked out how the various sizes have done it on Ravelry. Some have carried 1/2 of the lace pattern up to the top and others have dropped the lace pattern and carried stockinette stitch rest of the way to the top. I like how the stockinette looks, but most of the finished garments that I looked at only had 4-5 rows of stockinette. After, I’ve finished decreasing I have nine extra stitches remaining. I think that would just look too wide and not right.
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So, I have thought about decreasing 3 more stitches on each side, so that I only have 6 stockinette stitches at the edges. Generally I find my armholes rather gaping on me so perhaps this is what I’ll do. Needless to say, I just can’t come to a decision that I’m comfortable with…..
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Oh decisions, which way would you proceed?
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All input is welcome. I’m so rarely undecided about how to handle knitting patterns and their corresponding idiosyncrasies, but this one just happens to have me stumped.
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Yes, I really, really like my sweaters to turn out perfect. I guess some would say that makes me a perfectionist, but indecisive, now that’s not me. Please, help me get out of this quagmire of choices!
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Cheers, and happy knitting and decision making!

-Jen
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April Sweater Week 1

Monday, April 8th, 2013

April 2013 Week 1

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It’s beautiful…not much else to say.
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Jennifer is humming right along with the April sweater.
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She’s burning the candle at both ends for this one.  Getting as much done as she can in these first 2 weeks.  She’s expecting company the end of the month…plus this will look perfect on her at Yarnover!
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Speaking of Yarnover…we are busy receiving boxes of hand dyed yarn for the market again this year.  It’s gonna be good!
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Don’t know about our 12 in 12 program.  Read more about it here.
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April 1st No Foolin

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

April Sweater

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I’ve got the pattern, I’ve picked my yarn and wound it, and I have a working gauge swatch.
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All Wound Up

I’m ready to cast on for April, are you???
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Come join me to knit this beautiful spring sweater. We have numerous great yarns available in the shop for this knit-a-long. And I would love to help you pick one out so that you too can start your Alexandria sweater.
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-Jennifer