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Well, the back and front of my Vanilla pullover are in the process of being blocked.  Once the pieces are dry, I can seam and start knitting the sleeves.  I knew that the pieces would bias a little due to the stitch pattern, but once I got the wires in, everything looked great.  I am very excited for this linen top!

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And, because I hate not being able to knit for a single minute, I officially…

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Managed to re-finish the Right Front of my Delicate Bones top over the weekend, and also got to make some good progress on my Vanilla Pullover.  I’m hoping to finish the back and have both front and back blocking by Wednesday evening, so keep your fingers crossed that I can stay on track!

Since Vanilla is close to being wrapped up, I’ve started swatching for two new pullovers:  English Roses and Chicago.

English Roses is a crew neck pullover with a buttoned back for a different look.  Three shades of Grignasco Loden are used for a color block effect reminiscent of roses in an English garden.

And last, but certainly not least, Chicago is a crew neck pullover with all over horseshoe cables, and I think this may become one of my favorite knits for fall.

I do have a few other design ideas in the works, that I’m hoping to submit for a few submission calls.  So fingers crossed on those!

Managed to re-finish the Right Front of my Delicate Bones top over the weekend, and also got to…

Managed to re-finish the Right Front of my Delicate Bones top over the weekend, and also got to make some good progress on my Vanilla Pullover.  

Managed to re-finish the Right Front of my Delicate Bones top over the weekend, and also got to… Managed to re-finish the Right Front of my Delicate Bones top over the weekend, and also got to make some good progress on my Vanilla Pullover.  

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On the Mat

I was so happy to finally have my Delicate Bones top blocking, until I noticed that the Left and Right fronts were each different lengths.  So now it’s back to knitting one of them over, all that work for a 2″ difference, sigh.

But I do have to say that despite the setback, I still really love the way the lace panels have turned out, and I’m particularly fond of the small details: the twisted…

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As I’m starting to finish my last few projects for the summer, I can’t help but start to think about some quick fall projects to wear as we slowly transition to winter.  I’m lucky enough to live in Southern California, so it’s rare that we have a truly cold fall day, our winters tend to hover around January and February, so I will have ample time before I need to think about knitting true winter wear.

This fall, I’m going to focus my attention on vests: pullover, buttoned, fly-away, fitted, loose, any kind, any color.  Some of the shapes I’m really interested in are pictured above, and hopefully I can find some time to design a few of my own.

Tempted Tuesday – In-Vest-Ed

As I’m starting to finish my last few projects for the summer, I can’t help but start to think about some quick fall projects to wear as we slowly transition to winter.  

Tempted Tuesday – In-Vest-Ed As I’m starting to finish my last few projects for the summer, I can’t help but start to think about some quick fall projects to wear as we slowly transition to winter.  

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I managed to complete the second sleeve of my Campus Jacket yesterday, so she was seamed and is now blocking, patiently waiting for me to fall in love with her.  We have yet to see if I can reciprocate those feelings.  lol.

But, this means that I get to continue working on this last lace top for summer, which I am naming Delicate Bones.  The inspiration came from corset boning, which used to create beautifully structured garments.  The lace detail here is merely decoration, and on size 1 US needles, is not something one knits lightheartedly.  But I love it, and I’m hoping you will too once I finish knitting the sample.

Figuring out this lace pattern was a nightmare in of itself, I couldn’t find one that I like enough, or was giving the fabric the look that I wanted.  So after about 5 or 6 swatches, I managed to create the one that you see above.

The top features a curved hem at the back and the two fronts, created with short row shaping, and trimmed in a neat 1/2 inch of twisted rib.  Some peak shots for your viewing pleasure are above!

Delicate Bones – WIP

I managed to complete the second sleeve of my Campus Jacket yesterday, so she was seamed and is now blocking, patiently waiting for me to fall in love with her.  

Delicate Bones – WIP I managed to complete the second sleeve of my Campus Jacket yesterday, so she was seamed and is now blocking, patiently waiting for me to fall in love with her.  

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I’m so excited to finally release my Rippled Cardigan, made with Madelinetosh’s Tosh Merino Light in Cousteau.  It’s a very simple v-neck cardigan with set-in sleeves.  All the drama occurs at the waist with a vertical lace pattern that tapers to a point, highlighting small waists, and a flattering detail for larger waists.

I hope  you all enjoy this one as much as I do! It is available on Ravelry and Etsy.

Rippled Cardigan
Klever Knits by Kirsten Singer

Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, Cousteau
3 (3, 3, 4, 4) skeins; 1260 – 1680 yards

Needles: Size 5 US Straight Needles, or size to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle for weaving in ends, sewing buttons
¼” buttons – 7 buttons

Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows = 4” over Stockinette Stitch, Size 5 US Needles
OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Finished Measurements: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46)”
Sample Shown in 34”

Rippled Cardigan – Live!

I’m so excited to finally release my Rippled Cardigan, made with Madelinetosh’s Tosh Merino Light in Cousteau.  

Rippled Cardigan – Live! I’m so excited to finally release my Rippled Cardigan, made with Madelinetosh’s Tosh Merino Light in Cousteau.  

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It’s been quite busy over here in my knitting world.  I’m this close to finishing my Campus Jacket, just have one sleeve and the shawl collar to go.  But, I’m not quite sure I like how it’s turning out.  I love the fit of the back, and I think the sleeves are great, but something about the front just isn’t sitting right with me.  The bind off detail on the chest doesn’t strike me as the most flattering, but I’m hoping that once everything’s been finished and it’s had a good blocking, everything will settle into place.  We’ll see.

I’ve also completely finished my Rippled Cardigan (and sewn on the buttons!) and can’t wait to take the FO project photos on Saturday afternoon.  Expect this pattern to go live on Monday afternoon!  Here are some teaser shots just to keep you intrigued!

And a sweet announcement:  One of my designs has been accepted by Knit Now Magazine, and will be going live in February in Issue 44, so keep a look out for that!!

Busy Knitter…

It’s been quite busy over here in my knitting world.  I’m this close to finishing my Campus Jacket, just have one sleeve and the shawl collar to go.  

Busy Knitter… It’s been quite busy over here in my knitting world.  I’m this close to finishing my Campus Jacket, just have one sleeve and the shawl collar to go.  

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These lovely cardigans certainly qualify for a Tempted Tuesday post, but probably more due to the fact that while I am tempted to knit them, that process itself would just take sooo long!  Maybe one day when I go on a very long road trip I’ll think about creating one of these stunners!

If you are feeling bolder than I, feel free to start knitting!  These patterns make for great starting points.  Just cast on the number of stitches called for, and knit to your heart’s content!  Just beware, this will take way more yarn than called for in the pattern.

Tempted Tuesday – Long Cardigans

These lovely cardigans certainly qualify for a Tempted Tuesday post, but probably more due to the fact that while I am 

Tempted Tuesday – Long Cardigans These lovely cardigans certainly qualify for a Tempted Tuesday post, but probably more due to the fact that while I am 

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Camping & a Campus Jacket

Camping & a Campus Jacket

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This weekend we drove up to Rock Creek for a weekend of camping and hiking, which of course meant taking along knitting for the drive, and for around the fire.  It seemed a very fitting time to cast on the Campus Jacket pattern by Amy Christoffers.  I decided to use Berroco’s Inca Tweed in this gorgeous firey, tweedy red, Cantuta.

I’m using size 9 US needles, and cast on for the 37 1/2″ size to…

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Well, I finally have my finished quilt square for my Summer Cabin Sweater and it has been blocked!  This is going to be such a fun piece because of the construction of the sweater.  Now that I have the center square, I can literally build a sweater around it!  To keep things simple, I’m going to have the body worked in Stockinette Stitch, simple 1×1 rib hems, and drop shoulders with a loose light fit, perfect for summer nights.

And I have finally re-picked up my Vanilla Pullover.  I had to start all over as I had managed to drop a few stitches on the left side, causing it to have a very noticeable lean.  Second times the charm?

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Well, I finally have my finished quilt square for my Summer Cabin Sweater and it has been blocked! 

Quilting – Knitting Style Well, I finally have my finished quilt square for my Summer Cabin Sweater and it has been blocked! 

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