Inc-2 Tutorial

July 20, 2014 by Jennifer Wood

This increase can be confusing at first, but not bad once you get the hang of it. I use it because it is a good tight increase and it does not distract from the pretty designs in the body of the sweater. On some of my older patterns I called the stitch in between the two makers the seam stitch. Now I call it the raglan stitch because that is less confusing.

 

Inc-2 Tutorial by Jennifer Wood

Use the RH needle to pick up the st below the raglan (seam) st on the LH needle.

Inc-2 Tutorial by Jennifer Wood

Place it on the LH needle, then knit this new st.

Inc-2 Tutorial by Jennifer Wood

Sl m, knit into the back of the raglan (seam) st, sl m.

Inc-2 Tutorial by Jennifer Wood

Sl m.

Inc-2 Tutorial by Jennifer Wood

With the LH needle pick up the left side of the same stitch in the row below the raglan (seam) st.

Inc-2 Tutorial by Jennifer Wood

Knit into the back of this stitch.

 

Inc-2 Tutorial by Jennifer Wood

An increase of 2 stitches.

Inc-2 Tutorial by Jennifer Wood

How it looks used as a raglan increase.

 

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Introducing Milana

April 7, 2014 by Jennifer Wood

The long awaited pattern is finally ready! It was quite the job getting this tech edited and tested but it is finally good to go!

Milana by Jennifer Wood

The name Milana has many origins with different meanings. I picked this name because I thought several were fitting for the design. The Sanskirt origin means joining together like the single cables from the neckline join together to form the double cable on the front.

Milana by Jennifer Wood

 

The Spanish origin means miracle of the blessed virgin and light. I had quite the time writing the instructions for the neckline of this design, but miraculously I accomplished it.

Milana by Jennifer Wood

Although it does not have a Italian origin, Milan is both a city and a province in Italy; Milana brings to mind grace and sophistication reminiscent of its inspiration which is expressed in this design.

Milana by Jennifer Wood

The beautiful cables in this design are built upon an eight stitch left crossed cable arranged in certain ways. As one of the tester’s so eloquently put it “I love that the whole pattern is like a meditation on a single cable… how one simple twist can create many different design elements”.

Milana by Jennifer Wood

 

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Introducing Walden Cowl

March 3, 2014 by Jennifer Wood

Walden is a pretty and simple little cowl. The color of this cowl reminded me of the color of ponds and the landscape around them. I chose Walden pond because the simple elegance of the cowl reflects  Henry David Thoreau’s  experiment of the “simple life” which is chronicled in his book Walden : or, Life in the Woods. 

 Walden Cowl by Jennifer Wood

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”

Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

Walden Cowl by Jennifer Wood

 

This cowl has a simple lace pattern that allows you to dream lots of dreams while knitting!

Walden Cowl by Jennifer Wood

There are instructions in the pattern to adjust the size.

Walden Cowl by Jennifer Wood

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Introducing Sophie

January 10, 2014 by Jennifer Wood

You know there is no such thing as too many cardigans! So here is another and there will be plenty more in the future.I love playing with cables, twisting them this way and that way ending up with something that does not look like your traditional cable. The lovely decoration the cables give this sweater is perfect for wearing with dresses. Just enough to adorn but not distract from the dress. Of course it works quite well with pants or any day you want to feel cute. I picked the name Sophie just because I think it is a pretty name and that it fits the sweater. Moreover the name Sophie means wisdom, so maybe it is wise to have lots of charming cardigans! Sophie by Jennifer Wood Sophie by Jennifer Wood Sophie by Jennifer Wood Sophie by Jennifer Wood Sophie by Jennifer Wood Sophie by Jennifer Wood Sophie by Jennifer WoodThis cardigan is constructed from the top down in one piece with saddle shoulders and set-in sleeves. The shoulders are shaped by short rows. There is no body shaping past the armholes; the cable panels and ribbed band add some natural shaping. The length of the body and sleeves are easily adjusted. I love the Anzula Cricket I used for this design, it is super soft, feels great next to the skin and has great stitch definition.

 

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