Category Archives: Carbeth

Unraveled, 2/6/2019.

Pattern: Carbeth, tweaked to be 1, longer, B, with quasi fingerless gloves at the ends of the arms, and iii, a smaller turtleneck. I also added bust darts — German short rows FTW! — and raised the back neck a … Continue reading

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Unraveled, 1/30/2019.

No report on my knitting this week, but not because there wasn’t any. Rather, it is because I finished my Carbeth! And I am not taking it off! I did the last bit of seaming on Sunday night during Madame … Continue reading

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More stuff in bullet form: A week or so ago I watched a loon struggle with a fish. It was happening  pretty far away across the lake, and even with binoculars — which sit on my desk year-round for just … Continue reading

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Progress continues — two steps forward, step-and-a-half back — on Carbeth. Funnily enough, I am not bothered at all by having to rip and reknit repeatedly, probably because the knitting, on US#10-1/2 needles, goes so fast. Plus, I got to … Continue reading

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The Carbeth preliminaries: Decide on yarn. Given that a 100% wool DK- or worsted-weight sweater is often too warm for me (hello, post-menopausal self!), Berroco Vintage — only 40% wool and machine-washable and -dryable — was the perfect choice. Order … Continue reading

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Unraveled Wednesday 2/28/18.

Really, really unraveled. Remember that post a few days ago when I was all giddy about ordering yarn for a Carbeth? Yeah, the best laid plans, yadda, yadda. I went to the doctor on Monday to have my shoulder checked out. … Continue reading

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Because I am nothing if not late to the party.

Have you seen all the Carbeths on Instagram and Ravelry and on blogs? Many are a solid (or solid tweed) color. sd Others are a bit more colorful. as Even pets get into the Carbeth act. sd I have resisted … Continue reading

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