Tips & Tutorials

Many people here and there and elsewhere have expressed fear of sewing with knits. It’s not as difficult as you might imagine, if you adopt a few strategies ahead of time. Because people’s tools are a bit different, you might have to do some things differently than I do. I’ll list everything I can think [...]

Last summer, I started sewing a pretty wrap top, Butterick B5328, but got distracted by other things and never finished it. I just unearthed the pieces and started working on it again. As is usual for me, I got hung up on the way my gathers were turning out. No matter how much I tried [...]


In the Spring/Summer Jeans Sew Along at Pattern Review, there has been some discussion about creative treatments for the rear patch pockets. Some of the participants confessed to spending a lot of time checking out other people’s backsides–much more time than they would ordinarily. And yes, I’ve been guilty of that too, LOL. What are [...]

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    • February Lady Sweater 14 March 2014

      02/17/13 - It’s definitely on the small side. I would prefer more ease, but think I’ll get some wear out of this sweater. I also think it may have been a poor choice in project for me. While it was fun to knit, the FO reminds me a little too much of maternity wear. On to BIGGER and BETTER things :)

      02/12/13 - Unblocked, this fits my 8 yo daughter. Hopefully, it will fit me post-blocking. I don’t usually use this many pins when blocking a sweater, but I’m determined to boss my knitting around.

      If it fits me, when done, then that’s ok. If it fits my daughter when done, that’s ok too. If it fits neither of us, I’m going to be a sad little knitter.

      When I cast on for this, I was concerned about the super wash yarn growing a lot during the blocking process. Now that I’ve mostly knit the sweater, I’m concerned that it’s not going to grow enough. It’s rather small.

    • Gelsomina 6 March 2014
    • Shimmer in Blue 6 March 2014

      190 grams two skeins.

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