Bright Orange Sweater

Yarn: Vardhman Mohair plus knitting yarn
Needle No.: 10
Quantity: 500 g

Front: Cast on 120 sts and knit 1X1 border of 4.5”. Then start with pointel knit making mesh in V-shape. knit 2.5” and cast 50-50 sts for sleeves on both sides and knit them together in the same pattern till 15”.

Back: Knit same as front.

Neck: Join both the front and back neck panels (cast off 5 sts after knitting 6 sts to create the neck) Pick neck sts and knit 1X1 rib border for 1.5” and cast off.

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

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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Beige & Green Mix Sweater

With its natural colors, here is introducing a sweater ideal for an outdoor picnic or a trekking expedition.

Yarn: Microshine knitting yarn
Needle No.: 9
Quantity: 450 g

Front :- Cast on 110 sts and knit 1X1 border of 2.5”. Then start with plain knit after every 6th row decrease 1-1 sts from both the sides till 8.5”.
Knit for 1” then in every 6th row decrease 1-1 sts from both the sides till 7”. Later, start shaping the armhole in 3-2-1 manner. Knit for 3.5” and shape the neckline round in 4”.
Knit the pattern as per the graph measuring 8.5” above the border and Keep 26-26 sts for shoulder.

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

Sleeves:- Cast on 46 sts and knit 1X1 rib border for 2.5”. Then start with plain knit and in every 6th row increase 1-1 sts from both the sides till its 16”.
After knitting 10” implement the design of the picture of the pullover then decrease 3-3-3 sts for armhole shape and cast off all the sts in 3”.
Knit the other sleeve likewise.

Neck :- Pick neck sts and knit 1X1 rib border for 1.5” and cast off.

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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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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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