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Here’s How to be a Better Knitter in 7 Easy Steps.

January 14, 2019

Like any learned skill, knitting is something you can get better at, and it’s not as hard as you might have imagined. Here’s how you can be better in these easy steps! 01. Read the whole pattern before you start Just like anything else knowing what you’re doing is essential for everyone. Even the most … Continue reading "Here’s How to be a Better Knitter in 7 Easy Steps." Read more

Like any learned skill, knitting is something you can get better at, and it’s not as hard as you might have imagined. Here’s how you can be better in these easy steps!

01. Read the whole pattern before you start
Just like anything else knowing what you’re doing is essential for everyone. Even the most skilled knitters can make mistakes. Even though you might just want to skim through the pattern take your time and go through the whole thing. This will ensure you have everything ready before you can start your knit or is the knit requires skills you may not have come across before.

02. Don’t be afraid to try new skills
Learning new skills can be intimidating. The lack of familiarity and experience leaves a lot of room for failure but that is why you need to do it. If there’s a skill you haven’t tried or tried only once or twice don’t be afraid to try it again. This will make you familiar with the technique and help you master it as you go on.

03. Practice. Practice. Practice!
Keeping your practice up is key when it comes to knitting. Keeping your skills brushes up with loads of practice will pay huge dividends as time goes on. This ensures you never lose touch of your skills and knit the best you can every time.

04. Carry your knit wherever you go
It is good practice to carry your knits wherever you go. Take advantage of any opportunity that you get to complete you r project or just practice as you go. Travelling to places or sitting in public gives you plenty of time and opportunity to polish your skills and keep your hands busy.

05. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes
It’s you knit and you can do whatever you want! Keep yourself open to ideas and do whatever you want to. Making mistakes is how you’ll learn to fix them and you’ll be a better knitter at the end. So try new things and see yourself improve as you go.

06. Have lots of patience
As they say, patience is a virtue, and it is especially important while knitting. You may come across failures or long stretches of tedious tasks but you need to have patience. All good things in life take time and you know for a fact that the end result is going to be worth it!

07. Have a cup of tea nearby
Like all things in life even knitters need their fuel to keep them going. So, never forget to prepare yourself a cup of tea before you’re ready to pick up your needles and create your wonderful designs into reality!

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Orange Cable Sweater

January 04, 2019

Yarn: Vardhman Microshine Knitting Yarn Needle No.: 9 Quantity: 450 g Front: Cast on 130 sts and knit 1X1 border of 2”. Then start with purl knit and cable in the middle of the panel after every 6th row decrease 1-1 sts from both the sides till 9”. Knit a mesh design of 2-2 sts … Continue reading "Orange Cable Sweater" Read more

Yarn: Vardhman Microshine Knitting Yarn
Needle No.: 9
Quantity: 450 g

Front: Cast on 130 sts and knit 1X1 border of 2”. Then start with purl knit and cable in the middle of the panel after every 6th row decrease 1-1 sts from both the sides till 9”. Knit a mesh design of 2-2 sts till 17”. Later, start shaping the armhole in 3-2-1 manner. Knit for 3” and shape the neckline in V-shape along with the cable in 4” and keep 28-28 sts for shoulder.

Back: Knit same as front but the shape for the neckline to be round in 1” only.

Sleeves: Cast on 56 sts and knit 1X1 rib border for 2”. Then start with purl knit and in every 6th row increase 1-1 sts from both the sides till its 17.5”. Decrease 3-3-3 sts for armhole shape and cast off all the sts in 3”. Knit the other sleeve likewise.

Neck: Pick the back neck sts and increase 32 sts in front to knit 1X1 rib border for 1” and cast off.

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Chic High Low Red Sweater

December 18, 2018

Yarn: Fusion Knitting Yarn Needle No.: 8 Quantity: 550g Front: Cast on 4, and then start with plain knit. After every row increase 3-3 sts from both the sides till 130 sts. Start decreasing 1-1 sts after every row till 12”. Later, start shaping the armhole in 4-3-2-1 manner. Knit for 1” and shape the … Continue reading "Chic High Low Red Sweater" Read more

Yarn: Fusion Knitting Yarn
Needle No.: 8
Quantity: 550g

Front: Cast on 4, and then start with plain knit. After every row increase 3-3 sts from both the sides till 130 sts. Start decreasing 1-1 sts after every row till 12”. Later, start shaping the armhole in 4-3-2-1 manner. Knit for 1” and shape the neckline by decreasing 1-1 sts in every row till 7”, and keep 15-15 sts for shoulder.

Sleeves: Cast on 76 sts and knit 41 rows of purl knit. Then start with 10-10 sts or purl knit from the edges and plain knit in the middle. Every 6th row decrease 2 sts from the middle and 1-1 sts from both the sides (4 sts) till it’s 17.5”. Then knit plain, after knitting every 6th row increase 1-1 sts till 11” then decrease 2-2 sts for armhole shape and cast off all the sts in 4”. Knit the other sleeve likewise.

Back: Knit same as front but do not shape the neckline.

Neck: Pick neck sts and add 60 sts more to it. Knit 1X1 rib border for 1.5” and cast off.

Belt: Cast 16 sts and knit a vertical cable till the waist size add dori and pom-poms for knot.

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Yellow & Orange Pullover

December 08, 2018

Yarn: Bon-Bon Knitting Yarn Needle No.: 6 Quantity: 600g Front: Cast on 90 sts and knit 2X2 border of 3”. Then start with cable of two colors as per the design shown in the given picture, decrease 1-1 sts from both the ends knit up to 10”, knit Plain up to 1” then after every … Continue reading "Yellow & Orange Pullover" Read more

Yarn: Bon-Bon Knitting Yarn
Needle No.: 6
Quantity: 600g

Front: Cast on 90 sts and knit 2X2 border of 3”. Then start with cable of two colors as per the design shown in the given picture, decrease 1-1 sts from both the ends knit up to 10”, knit Plain up to 1” then after every 6th row decrease 1-1 sts from both the sides till 8”.

Back: Knit same as the front.

Sleeves: Cast on 44 sts and knit 2X2 rib border for 3.5”. Then start with two color cable knit and in every 6th row increase 1-1 sts from both the sides till its 18”. Shape the raglan sleeve diagonally till 8”, knit another sleeve likewise.

Neck: Pick neck and shoulder sts and knit 2X2 rib border for 4” and cast off.

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5 Must have Neck Styles this Winter!

November 30, 2018

There’s no overstating the importance of a flattering neckline when you’re hunting down the perfect top or dress for your body, so why not when you’re hunting for the perfect sweater? It’s easy to let your focus gear toward other areas, but the right neck shape can frame your face, create balanced proportions, and set … Continue reading "5 Must have Neck Styles this Winter!" Read more

There’s no overstating the importance of a flattering neckline when you’re hunting down the perfect top or dress for your body, so why not when you’re hunting for the perfect sweater? It’s easy to let your focus gear toward other areas, but the right neck shape can frame your face, create balanced proportions, and set the tone for your entire look — essentially making or breaking it.

These days, sweaters are available in all sorts of styles, with buttons down the front, called a “cardigan” sweater, or as a pullover, and with a variety of necklines. Few of the flattering necklines are:

MOCK TURTLE NECK

The mock turtleneck is a popular style, classic and beautiful. In the sweater above you can see how the neckline is narrow enough to lie flat against the neck, while still maintaining a comfortable fit. The mock turtleneck is a double-thick neckline, so that there are actually two layers of knitted fabric against the neck, folded over and stitched down.

STAND UP COLLAR

The stand-up collar, also called the “Jackie Kennedy collar”, is a modified version of a mock turtleneck neckline. It is higher, wider and shallower than a mock turtleneck, and instead of hugging the neck the way a mock turtleneck will do, it stands up and is away from the neck.

TURTLE NECK

The turtleneck is also a popular style. A true turtleneck is a single layer which can be worn folded over once, or twice, against the backdrop of the sweater. A standard turtleneck will be 4-6 inches long, depending on the size of the sweater, or can be custom knitted to be up to 11 inches long.

ROUND CREW NECK

The standard round crew neck, shown in the above photo, is designed to be wide enough to be non-constricting and deep enough to fit easily over the head. This is the type of round neckline found on most pullover sweaters.

V NECK

Anyone can look great in this universal neckline. The key to nailing the perfect V neck sweater ? Depth. A classic style, it also draws the eye in, balancing out broad shoulders and thick torsos, and lengthening short necks.

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