Four Sleeve Styles You Cannot Miss This Winter!

Seamless Yoke
The seamless yoke style is the simplest sweater to knit in the round from the top down. These sweaters are unique in their lack of visible armhole shaping. Since the shoulders and armholes are not well defined, the yokes of these sweaters have a less tailored fit.

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Raglan
The next simplest style is the raglan. Sweaters with raglan shaping have distinctive “seams” between the front(s), back, and sleeves that form diagonal lines running from the neck edge to the base of the armholes. Beginning at the neck, the number of stitches on the front(s), back, and sleeves increase at regular intervals along these lines to give each section a triangular shape. Raglan sweaters fit nicely at the shoulders and lend themselves well to a close fit or waist shaping.

Sweater DesignModified Drop-Shoulder

For the modified drop-shoulder style, the sleeves join the yoke in “notches” that extend from the shoulders to the base of the armholes. Other than stitches cast on at the base of the armholes, there is no armhole shaping. Modified drop-shoulder (also called indented sleeve or square armhole) sweaters are characterized by a boxy shape and casual style. The sleeves are attached to the body along straight armhole edges. The resulting square shape provides a broad canvas on which it’s easy to incorporate texture patterns.

Modified drop shoulderSet-In Sleeve

Set-in sleeve styles have a classic tailored fit. The front(s) and back are worked separately to the desired armhole depth, with increases worked along the edges to tailor the shape of the armholes. Sweaters with set-in sleeves have tailored silhouettes and a timeless, classic quality. Because there is no excess fabric at the armholes, it gives a more refined look to even casual styles.

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Couple Sweater Design

Yarn: Vardhman Zaima Knitting Yarn
Needle No.: 7
Quantity: 615 g

Front: Cast on 114 sts and start 2×2 pattern. After 4.5″ exchange 2 cables of 32-32 sts at equal distance from centre. After 10″ exchange second
cable. After 20.5″ decrease 4-3-2-1 sts for armhole. Knit 10″ from below cable and exchange cables. After 6″, decrease centre sts in round shape for 3″. Keep 30-20 sts for shoulders.
Back: Knit same as front without cables.
Sleeves: Cast on 46 sts and start 2×2 pattern and then increase 1-1 sts from both sides in every 6th row till 23″ then decrease 2-2 sts for armhole sleeve likewise.
Neck: Pick neck sts & knit 2×2 border for 3″ and cast off.

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Cell Phone Vs. Knitting!

Various studies across the globe show interesting effects of using our fingers (read hands) for either cell phone or hand knitting. As the usage of cell phones is increasing, we must know its side effects too, if any. Read on and tell us if you agree.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF EXCESSIVE PHONE TIME?

  • Can cause depression, anxiety, and insomnia
  • Has a negative impact on concentration levels resulting in distraction from the task at hand
  • Exposure to disturbing news can lead to psychological effects
  • Too much social media can make you jealous of others

But using within limits has its own advantages like being in the know of the world events and staying connected with friends and family.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF KNITTING?

  • Helps you focus on the present moment
  • Gives a sense of personal control
  • Makes you feel enthusiastic and happy
  • Gives a sense of achievement and creative satisfaction
  • Keeps your brain sharp and can slow the effects of aging on your brain
  • Knitting is good for your heart! Knitting and crocheting can lower heart rate and blood pressure.

 

Here’s what we propose, pick up hand knitting and knit a new cell phone cover!

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Quick Gift Ideas To Impress Your Dad This Father’s Day

Gifts make everyone happy and handmade gifts make everyone the happiest. The best thing about handmade gifts is that they speak volume of the love and care with which they are made. The gift has a personal touch which makes it special. Gift your father something special this Father’s Day. Vardhman Hand Knitting Yarns brings you ideas which are quick and easy to make with yarns.

Socks
Gifting your dad knitted socks would make a very thoughtful gift. You can also make the socks using crochets.

SocksLaptop/iPad cover
Use vibrant colours to make the laptop cover. It would make him smile every time he takes his laptop out of the bag. This is the apt gift for all the tech-savvy dads!

Laptop SleeveMuffler/Scarf
Knit or crochet your favourite pattern to make a muffler and a classic gift for your dad is all set by tomorrow. It will feel like your warm hug all throughout the winters.
MufflerHeadbands
Headbands are both fashionable and functional. Make a simple striped pattern with a good colour combination and voila! within an evening the perfect trendy gift for your dearest daddy is ready.HeadBand

Wrapping with yarns
Lastly, if you are too late to knit and have already planned to gift him something else, you can use yarns to decorate your gift to make it look warm.
Gift Wrapping

 

 

This father’s day, earn brownie points by making extra effort to surprise your dad with special handmade gifts. It is the gesture that always counts and expresses much more than words ever will.

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Four Sleeve Styles You Cannot Miss This Winter!

Seamless Yoke
The seamless yoke style is the simplest sweater to knit in the round from the top down. These sweaters are unique in their lack of visible armhole shaping. Since the shoulders and armholes are not well defined, the yokes of these sweaters have a less tailored fit.

Sweater Design

Raglan

The next simplest style is the raglan. Sweaters with raglan shaping have distinctive “seams” between the front(s), back, and sleeves that form diagonal lines running from the neck edge to the base of the armholes. Beginning at the neck, the number of stitches on the front(s), back, and sleeves increase at regular intervals along these lines to give each section a triangular shape. Raglan sweaters fit nicely at the shoulders and lend themselves well to a close fit or waist shaping.

Sweater DesignModified Drop-Shoulder

For the modified drop-shoulder style, the sleeves join the yoke in “notches” that extend from the shoulders to the base of the armholes. Other than stitches cast on at the base of the armholes, there is no armhole shaping. Modified drop-shoulder (also called indented sleeve or square armhole) sweaters are characterized by a boxy shape and casual style. The sleeves are attached to the body along straight armhole edges. The resulting square shape provides a broad canvas on which it’s easy to incorporate texture patterns.

Modified drop shoulderSet-In Sleeve
Set-in sleeve styles have a classic tailored fit. The front(s) and back are worked separately to the desired armhole depth, with increases worked along the edges to tailor the shape of the armholes. Sweaters with set-in sleeves have tailored silhouettes and a timeless, classic quality. Because there is no excess fabric at the armholes, it gives a more refined look to even casual styles.

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