Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Pullover Finished

I have finished the English rib pullover that I started last week, I was quite pleased with how it came out, here it is.
 
 Here is the ribber cast on edge, I thought with it being on the chunky ribber that the ast one edge would be all stretched, but it wasn't, it came out just fine.


I wasn't that happy with how I joined the seam at the bottom of the neck band where it folds over and where the two neckbands join on the center back neck, they look a bit scruffy, but nevermind, I'll get used to that.

 
 I am however really pleased with the armhole ribbing join.
 
 
Talk to you later,
Alex.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Front, Back And Neckband Complete

Yesterday I completed the back of this pullover and today I finished the front today and got so carried away that I forgot to take a picture of it and went straight into knitting the neckband!

Here is the back complete.

 
Here is the front, back and the neck band knitted, sorry I didn't take an individual picture of the front, like I said, I got carried away, lol.

 
Talk to you later,
Alex.

Friday, 6 September 2013

Update And Something For Maureen

I have now got all the yarn wound into balls and lots of them! So the Sweater is...No more.


I have just knitted the tension swatch in the Fisherman's/English rib that the Sleeveless V - neck pullover will be made in, I have the Knitware pattern made up now and I shall hopefully be starting it tomorrow.
 

Yesterday, I think it was, one of my followers, Maureen, asked me a question - Where did you get the pattern for the raglan aran sweater for the Bond? She kindly asked if I would scan it in but I don't have a scanner, well, I tell a lie, I do, but I have no clue on how you set it up, so I took very close up photo's of both pages for the pattern...I can read it ok, but I hope you can and anyone else interested.
If you or anyone are wondering, the pattern is out of the early 80's Bond basic pattern book, and the patterns in it are VERY basic, although, very easy! Hope this helps.


Page 1:
 
 Page 2:
 
Page 3:
 
I do hope you can read them, if not and you need them a bit larger you can click on the photo and it will enlarge, failing that, you can save them to your pictures on your computer and then zoom in and should be nice and clear.
 
Talk to you later,
Alex.
 
 

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Remember This?

Here is a cabled Sweater that I made about a year ago and I had never been happy with it, the neck was always to wide and the body was never long enough, so I came across it today and I am going to pull it all out and make it into something else. I plan to make a sleeveless pullover in fisherman's rib on the Knitmaster 155 and ribber (obviously) but we'll see. I will post pictures of the yarn when it is all unravelled.

Here is what it looked like before it gets pulled out.

Talk to you later,
Alex.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Cricketer's Cable Sweater Completed

Today I just finished sewing up the two remaining side seams that I just couldn't be bothered to do last night! After spending a few minutes today doing that and sewing in all the ends, here it is, ready for winter! You could say I like to make things in advance! Haha.


 I love the way this fully fashioned decrease comes out when sew together, I just love the bold diagonal line against the rest of the knitting, I made this fully fashioned decrease by transferring the 4th stitch in from the end onto the 3rd stitch in from the end and then moved all three stitches back in by 1 needle, then get rid of the empty needle.
 Here it is on me, it fits really well, I was just slightly disappointed that the sleeves were a tad bit long as you can see it is bunching up a bit there on my arm, never mind, I am however, impressed with how it came out, overall.
 
Talk to you later,
Alex.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Nearly Finished!

I have been working away at this jumper today, I have sewn up three raglan seams and then knitted the neck band and have sewn it in place, then I have sewn up the last raglan seam.
So all there is to be done now is - I need to sew up the side and sleeve seams and then the neck band seam.
Sorry for the bad picture, it's a little wonky, lol, nevermind.

Talk to you later,
Alex.

Cricketers Cable Raglan Sweater

Hello everyone, first, I would like to apologies for my long absence, again! I have just been so busy that I never have much time to post on here anymore, but I would like to try and make the effort to post as often as I can and here is a start!

Last Thursday (the Thursday just gone) I spotted one of Susan's videos on how to do "cricketers cable" I thought it looked very fetching and since I was already looking for something I could make with this two tone aran yarn that I had, this was it. I didn't want to just do it plain and I didn't want to do cables I had Incorporated into a jumper before.
After seeing the video, I thought "that's it!" so I got the Bond Sweater Machine out and started making the basic raglan sweater out of the Bond pattern book. I made the back plain and the front had three sets of the cricketers cable along it with two basic 3x3 cables in between, the sleeves have the cricketers cable running up the centre of them.

Here are the pieces knitted, now I need to join up three of the raglan seams so I can start the neck band.

Talk to you later,
Alex.
Back.
Front.
 Here is a close up of the cable pattern on the front.
 Sleeves.
 A close up of the cricketers cable running up the sleeve.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Sorry Everyone For My Long Absence!

I am deeply sorry for being offline for a while, my computer finally gave up the ghost and was without one for some time, I have a new one now so with hope should be posting regularly.
I have not done any knitting at all, oh, I tell a lie, I set the Knitmaster 155 up with the ribber to see how the new clamps worked that I got from my sister for Christmas.
The ribber works flawlessly and I managed to sit there for a couple of hours making a few different types of ribs. I need to get a short chunky ribber comb as I only have the full 110 needle comb which is a bit cumbersome when making smaller samples or projects.

As for the hand knit baby jacket and the tuck pullover for my nephew Oskar, they have not been continued with for some time. I need to sew in the last sleeve and sew up the side seam on the tuck pullover and I need to knit, well, a lot on the hand knit baby jacket!! I had given up with it before Halloween which I promised myself I wouldn't!! Hopefully I can continue with that too (famous last words)

Talk to you later,

Alex.