Tag Archives: Prairie Silk

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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Gauging & Swatching – Again

I decided to use Thor’s birthday sweater as a learning tool on the topic of yarn selection. I was attracted to Josh Bennett‘s Man’s Cable Cardigan and thought it might be a good way to use up some of my … Continue reading

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More Gauging & Swatching

Thor’s birthday is coming up quickly and we’re in the middle of a move, so I don’t have time to design my own pattern – which I would prefer to do.  (After all, it’s for his birthday, and he should … Continue reading

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