Buttons

Buttons

I am not a fan of buttons on cardigans. There, I have said it. Which leads me to the question: What is the true purpose of buttons? Is it their decorative or practical quality? The answer lies somewhere between. Yes, buttons are decorative, and I do agree that they do have a small practical value – the top button being …

The pink cardigan

Pink Front

One of the most enjoyable tasks a knitter or a designer can have in this knitting lark, is the time spent choosing a pattern stitch. We can happily get engrossed in our search for the perfect stitch pattern whether that is exploring social media sites and stitch libraries online or printed books and magazines.  The Harmony Guide to Knitting Stitches …

Redland Rose on Ravelry

Redland Rose - Front

Redland Rose is the third cardigan in the Rose Collection using NZ Touch Yarn’s 100% merino yarn. Like Charcoal Rose and Skyline Rose, this new cardigan is knitted flat from the bottom up working the back, two fronts and sleeves separately. The two front bands are then knitted and joined to each front using mattress stitch. The neck band is …

Size Inclusiveness

Sizing Table

Size inclusiveness has become a contentious issue in the fibre community. This was brought home to me last week through an email I received from a fellow designer. In her email, she acknowledged her sizing of knitting patterns was not inclusive and that after listening to conversations on the topic, she felt very disappointed in herself for not including larger …

Redland Rose

Redland Rose - Rear

It is winter here in Queensland, Australia. Not that you would think so on some days. Glorious no-cloud, full warm sun and me wearing jeans, tee-shirt and bare feet. I love our winter. I pretend it is summer and enjoy being able to get outside and do things without collapsing with heatstroke, copious drips of sweat dribbling down my face …

Charcoal Rose on Ravelry

Charcoal Rose

Charcoal Rose cardigan pattern is now available on Ravelry – Linda Cooper @Mainlycardigans’ Ravelry Store A combination of a simple 8 stitch cable pattern bordered by a k1,p1 rib stitch and stocking stitch defines this elegant cardigan. The cardigan is knitted flat from the bottom up working the back, two fronts and sleeves separately. It also features set-in sleeves. The …