Tag Archives: Shirley Paden

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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Pattern Design

Mormor (grandmother) rarely used a knitting or crocheting pattern, and my mother – on the few occasions I saw her knit (never crochet) – never used a pattern.  I never saw either of them write a pattern. I remember Mormor taking measurements … Continue reading

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Knitting the Old Way & Design

I never saw any woman in my family in Norway follow the kind of patterns we see today – at least here in the U.S. – and by that I refer to the patterns with detailed, line-by-line instructions.  Consummate knitters that they … Continue reading

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