Pastel Pink Dress

Yarn: Vardhman Baby Soft Knitting Yarn
Needle No.: 10
Quantity: 220 g

Front: Cast on 110 sts and start pointal pattern. Then in every 8th row decrease 1-1 sts from both sides till 15″.

Back: Knit same as front.

Sleeves: Cast on 90 sts knit pointal pattern for 2.5″. Knit another sleeve likewise collect all the sts of front back and sleeves and knit for 2.5″. Then knit 2×2 rib border. Then decrease 30-30 sts in every 6th row and knit for 4″ and cast off.

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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.

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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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Here’s How Hand Knitting and Parenting are Alike!

There are so many things knitting teaches us, but have you ever wondered about the similarities between parenting and knitting? Here’s all that knitting and parenting have in common:

  1. There’s a steep learning curve.
    Much like parenting, it may take a lot of practice before you feel confident enough to be able to say that you’re any good at what you do. In fact, it’s probably easier to master the technique than to be able to figure out parenting.For some, it may come easier than it does for others, you’ll end up making tons of mistakes either way.  Eventually, after a while, things will come to you naturally.
  2. Patience is the key.
    Most people end up quitting knitting mid-way, out of sheer frustration, saying it’s just not made for them. Most people are also not born with the level of patience that knitting requires; the practice creates the patience. None of us are born “knitting people.” It is similar with parenting. You don’t know what patience truly means until you’re bringing up your own child.
  3. You’ll pick up little tricks along the way.
    Dropped a stitch? No problem; you can knit it back up. The possibilities for learning tricks are endless. You’ll similarly learn lessons and tricks that make parenting.
  4. Every project is different with a new experience.
    You can use the same yarn for two different projects and have very different experiences. There are so many variables involved— needle size, fiber content—that you can never really expect the same results. The same is true for children: Each one is unique, and we as parents are shaped into different people along the way, as well.
  5. Your tea has probably gone cold.
    Be it knitting or a crying child, your attention will be pulled elsewhere. Get used to reheating your hot beverage over and over and over. Or simpler, just, learn to love it at room temperature.
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Hand Pouch With Hairband To Match

Yarn: Vardhman Knitting Yarn
Needle No.: 8
Quantity: 40g cream colour, 40g red colour

Abbreviations: st(s) stitch(es), K-knit, P-purl, st-st, stocking stitch i.e., right side K and wrong side P rows.

Instruction: Pouch – Make 2 pieces. Using colour 1 and no. 8 needles, cast on 47 sts. Work 2 rows in K2, P2 rib. Next row, make holes for draw-string as follows: K2, yarn forward K2 together repeat to end of row. Work 3 more rows in rib. Change to st-st. When the piece measures 8 cm from cast on edge work in fair isle according to the graph. Cast off.
Draw-string – Make 2. Fold 6.50m yarn 4 times, twist and double. Knot ends. To make up join seams and draw-strings through holes in opposite directions.
Hair Band – Using colour 1 and no. 8 needles cast on 92 sts. Work 17 rows in st-st. Then work the first 15 rows from the chart in 2 colours. Work 2 more rows in colour 1. Cast off. Join seams and the 2 ends.

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Colourful Striped Sweater

Yarn: Vardhman Jupiter Knitting Yarn
Needle No.: 9
Quantity: 460 g

Front: Cast on 110 sts and knit with dark blue colour till 11” then knit with orange colour till 6” and then with white colour till 3.5”. Start shaping the armhole in3-2-1 manner. Knit with light being colour for 3” and shape the neckline round in 5”.

Back: Back will be knitted same as front.

Sleeves: Cast on 52 sts and knit 2×2 rib border for 2”. Then knit striper pattern by increasing 1-1 sts from both sides till 18”. Shape armhole in a 3-2-3-2 manner and cast off all the sts in 4”. Knit the other sleeve likewise.

Neck: Pick neck sts and knit 2×2 rib border for 1” and cast off.

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