CH 62: Knitting a sweater (and sharing my fears)

Helen —  February 13, 2015 — 2 Comments

Curious Handmade Podcast

Its February and that means that we’re talking about knitting sweaters and garments on the show this month.

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Meadow Yarn


In the spirit of the theme of sweater month I ask Anj, the owner of Meadow yarn about her sweater knitting. Anj replied saying:

“Just about our favourite thing to knit is a sweater… The options are infinite and the result always hugely satisfying, whether it’s a fine fair isle or a chunky quick-knit it’s always a pleasure to see a finished sweater roll off the needles. At the moment with temperatures sub-zero we’re thinking about Icelandic Lopi yarn… used to create traditional Icelandic ‘Yoked’ sweaters, known as Lopapeysas, they remain hugely popular with knitters around the world and contemplating the endless shade combinations – from the traditional ‘naturals’ to the vivid, jewel- bright colours – is just about the best fun we have on a chilly day at Meadow Yarn!”

You can purchase Icelandic Lopi yarn and other gorgeous products at

What’s in the WIP?

I’m designing again and enjoying using this stitch dictionary:

Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary: More than 150 stitch patterns to knit top down, bottom up, back and forth, and in the round

I’m also working on my Custom Fit V Neck Pullover by Amy Herzog.

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2 responses to CH 62: Knitting a sweater (and sharing my fears)

  1. I share some of your same fears/thoughts about knitting sweaters: not being able to try them on in advance, the inability to return them, sizing, etc. That said, I find something very satisfying about having a large project in my knitting bag. It’s similar to having a nice, long read at my bedside. I love Aran designs and cables, and have recently become fond of natural, undyed yarns, so am beginning a new sweater knitting stage in my life. I knit my first sweater more years ago than I care to share here, but still have the fondest of memories of my aunt and great aunt as they patiently taught me the basics of sweater knitting.
    Knit on!

  2. oh, and on a totally unrelated subject: YIPPEEEEE! I’m so excited to have won last week’s giveaway!
    Thank you so very much!!!

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