I finished seaming my Ruffled Cardigan. It turned out really nice. The pattern was purchased from Knit it Now. It is one of their dynamic patterns. The pattern was so easy to read. I guess I am off to look around on the Knit it Now website to pick out another pattern!
I am posting an update on the cardigan I am knitting. It is the Ruffled Cardigan from Knit it Now. This is a great pattern. The directions are well written and easy to read. I have finished knitting all the pieces, blocked them, and am sewing them together. The photo is the long ruffled band that will be knit around the edges of the cardigan. I just love the way the tuck stitch pattern has turned out on the band. I should have my cardigan finished this weekend, so keep an eye out for some pictures!
I am participating in a knit along on the Knit it Now Ravelry group. The pattern for the knit along is the Ruffled Cardigan from Knit it Now. After making several swatches on my SK860 mid-gauge machine, I finally broke down and ordered some yarn. I was trying to knit from my stash, but none of the yarns seemed to work well for the pattern. The ruffled lace border on cardigan is knit in tuck stitch. The tuck stitch is knit at a higher tension than the stockinette stitch. Most of the yarns I swatched from my stash did not make a nice soft tuck stitch. The yarns were worsted and towards the higher end of the tension dial just when knit in stockinette stitch, so I could not knit the tuck at +2 tension. The yarn I ordered is a 100% wool from the Yarn Barn. So far I have knit the back and one of the fronts of the cardigan. I hope to have most of the knitting done by Friday and can work on blocking and sewing the pieces together over the weekend.
There is a new machine knitting website called Knit it Now. I recently attended a webinar for Design a Knit (DAK) knitting software. I was so impressed with the Webinar. I plan on signing up for all their webinars. Some of them cover topics I already know, but I know I can always learn from someone else.
The website is very easy to navigate and it up do date technology wise. I am really happy that someone has taken the time to make a site like Knit it Now. It is run by the owner of BT Yarns, Sue Jalowiec and her partner Matt. I have bought yarn from Sue before and she has always been a pleasure to work with. The person behind the website design, Matt, has done a wonderful job making the site very user friendly while integrating the latest website technology.
Knit is Now has really nice dynamic patterns for sale. The dynamic patterns can be resized to work with any type machine and yarn. They also have a learning library you can subscribe too. The learning library has tons and tons of tutorials on machine knitting. To top it all off, Knit it Now offers live webinars which cover an array of topics. You can connect to the instructor in the “live” classroom.
I could go on….but I really think you will want to check the site out for yourself. www.knititnow.com