Category Archives: Sweater Design

Schematics, Design & the Bell Curve

Many of knitters and crocheters – and I include myself – get rather annoyed when we pay for and download a pattern to find that it contains no schematic.  In this post I decided to discuss sketching one’s own. Due … Continue reading

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“It’s Too Short!”

Sometimes you find that a child or grandchild grew taller without growing much wider!  The long sleeves of the sweater you lovingly knit that once fit perfectly now end several inches or centimeters above the wrist.  Or maybe even the … Continue reading

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Transforming Plain to Stylish for Valentine’s Day

Every Valentine’s Day I give Thor something I’ve designed and knit with him in mind.  I felt I had to make up for his birthday sweater out of yarn that quickly pilled miserably.  So last month I raided my stash … Continue reading

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Designing a Sweater for Thor, Part 1: Initial Decisions

This series is based on a sweater I am designing and knitting for Thor’s birthday.  I have designed and knit many sweaters, but I design them for a specific recipient and never knit the sweater twice.  For this sweater, I will follow … Continue reading

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Things I Had Forgotten About the Pacific Northwest

I have received many emails from knitters who liked my serial approach to past topics.  Several, interested in attempting to design a sweater, asked if I would do a series on designing a sweater.  Next Sunday, using Thor’s birthday sweater as … Continue reading

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