It’s difficult to share knitting when you are, in the main anyhow, making gifts for people, or in this case one person – a small niece due in April. I don’t tell folks about this corner of the internet but still. A surprise is a surprise. I recently went through my yarn stash to make sure… Continue reading Knitting update.
I haven’t posted much about the fiber part of Carbs & Fiber but I actually completed some knitting projects lately. Mostly I’ve been turning out dishcloths from the book 52 Weeks of Dishcloths (half the patterns are knitting, half crochet). There’s also a nice page of free patterns from Knitpicks, if you’re interested. Dishcloths are… Continue reading I Knit Some Things.
I made this sweater over the course of a few months for a dear friend’s first baby. I knew she was having a little girl, so I wanted it to be girly-ish but not crazily so. I liked the Knit Picks Swish Tonal yarn in Summer Blooms. It’s pink, but there’s some orange in there… Continue reading Baby girl’s cardigan.
The Radiating Star Blanket (pattern by Alexis Layton; available via free Ravelry download) satisfied my need for a beginner’s project that looks more advanced than it is. All you really need to know for this project is the knit stitch, yarn over and slip-knit-pass. It’s knit in the round, but if you’re not comfortable casting… Continue reading Radiating star blanket.
This is a shawl I made very soon after I picked up knitting after a long hiatus. It’s primarily garter stitch, with yarn overs down the center and a pleat or ruffle around the bottom edge. I love the color of this yarn, and the feel of it (it’s Stitch Nation Bamboo Ewe) but my… Continue reading Mara shawl.
When I first began knitting, I dreamed of making delicate heirloom items for my friends’ future babies. (Future babies! They are found in space, mostly.) I think most knitters do this, and for all I know many of them succeed. But the first thing—I mean the very first thing—I tried to knit was a baby blanket.… Continue reading Garter stitch baby blanket.