November 18, 2012

Knitting Backwards Tutorial

On some knitting projects knowing how to knit backwards (left to right) is very handy.  I put together a tutorial to show how I knit backwards.  There are a handful of pictures and short captions and I hope it's helpful to others.

Something messed up Picasa, again, so I reloaded the photos.  I apologize for any inconvenience.

Still Here

It's been a difficult autumn and I've been busy dealing with higher pain and everyday life.  More pleasantly I've done a lot of knitting, and even made some sewing progress.  A vest I'm knitting should go nicely with navy blue wool trousers from Burda.  I'm so excited to get sewing again!

I made up a muslin of Simplicity 4366 but it wasn't the style or fit I'd envisioned.  So I traced the Burda pattern, #119 from 04/2010, checked it against the Simplicity muslin, and it looks like a winner.  I just need to do a shorts muslin, treat my wool twill, and sew them up.
Burda #119 04/2010

I started this vest watching the Presidential election returns so it's appropriately titled Election Vest.  It uses cobalt blue wool/mohair with handdyed bluish-purplish wool for contrast.  I worked a 5" wide ribbed waistband in blue, then started a two color pattern called Bricks to show off the handdyed yarn.  Tonight I'm up to the neckline.


I hope November is treating everyone well.  I haven't had a chance to post about Wovember, the UK's wool promoting month, but have been wearing wool every day and loving it!
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