Yarn-Over, Ligature… Same Difference.
lig·a·ture [lig-uh-cher, -choor] noun. — Printing. a character or type combining two or more letters. (Yarn overs aren't all that different)

I finished a hat for me yesterday! It's made from a crazy chunky yarn that Ikkleknitter (ravlink) gave me at the knit-night on Tuesday. It knit up really fast, and was the perfect thing for a bit of hat-improvisation. I didn't have a pattern, I just sort of did it. This is a new thing for me; knitting without a pattern. It can be a lot of fun, if you're not adverse to a bit of ripping. I love it, and I can't wait for it to get colder so I can wear it!


I found some great tutorials over at Math4Knitters; how to do the duplicate stitch over different kinds of knitting. She has tutorials (with photos!) on how to do it with Stockinette, Garter Stitch, and Ribbing. I know this might be old news to most of you, but I was really struggling with how to do it with ribbing. Now I know :)

Whenever I find some useful bit of information, I stick in my side bar under "Knitting Techniques". Check it out! There's some really great tips there.


Look what came in the mail today! Interweave Knits: Winter 2008.

Sometimes I'm lukewarm when it comes to some Interweave Knits issues, but not so with this one. There's lots I like about this issue!

I'm really excited about Blooming Cardigan, even if it does look like it's in need of some waist shaping. Personally, I don't think a sweater should call for BOTH buttons and a sash, but that's just me.

But that's not all for cardigans. There's also Ropes and Picots Cardigan and Marilyn's Bedjacket!

I am in love with Anne Kuo Lukito's Pfeiffer Falls Hooded Scarf. It's a scarf, a hood, and even has pockets! This one looks like a lot of fun ^__^

I've been eyeing Climbing Vines for awhile now, and I'm so happy it's in this issue!

But I think I'm even more likely to knit something as simple as the Dainty Pinstripes Pullover. Which really looks very pretty.

I'm not big on vests or pullovers with close necks, and there's also a pattern for some cabled pillow covers that look pretty nice. I had heard early on some criticism for this issue, but I'm pretty excited about it.


  1. Josiane said...
    Your hat looks great! It also looks warm and cozy, perfect for the winter!
    EJ said...
    I also find I'm disappointed with the Interweave Knits issues. Glad this one seems really good. Thanks for the preview.
    Elaine said...
    Really cute hat. It definitely looks warm.
    pdxknitterati said...
    I love the Climbing Vines, although I'd like it even more with a different neckline. Scheming...but I want the leaves to work out perfectly, too...
    Jersey said...
    I love it too - what fun!
    Debbie said...
    Ok - you are teasing me with all the yummy patterns in Interweave. I have yet to see a copy. It takes forever to get stuff here in Alaska. Have a great day! Debbie
    Kitten With a Whiplash said...
    1. The hat is uber-cute. I've never followed a whole knitting pattern, but have "borrowed" from several.
    2. Thanks for the Math4Knitters link, I hadn't heard of them before.
    3. I agree, no need for a belt and buttons. The belt makes it look like the sweater should wrap around the model more, but is too small for her.
    Rachel O said...
    Cute, cute hat. Really fun.
    tom said...
    Glad that the Interweave Knits looks good this issue. Looking forward to seeing it.
    purple-power said...
    The hat is soooo cute. Thanks also for the sneak peak at the IK issue.

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