Monthly Archives: June 2015

  • Designing a “Sassy” sweater

    Posted on June 30, 2015 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog, Classes.

    Preparing for my only teaching trip to the East Coast this year, I developed a new class for teaching everything Annetarsia in a single day. I knit 3 fun projects for “Annetarsia: Be the Boss of your Intarsia”, and I knit them all twice, using different yarns.  I wasn’t ready to move on, so I […]

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  • Finished Swirl

    Posted on June 23, 2015 by annetarsia in Blog.

    Throughout this whole project, I wondered how this was going to work. There isn’t a way to try it on, until the very, very end.  It is an exercise in positive thinking.  It is also a really great design, because the finished project fits perfectly and is easy to wear.  Look, the sleeves actually ended […]

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  • Seaming the Swirl – Part 3 (Sleeves)

    Posted on June 19, 2015 by annetarsia in Blog, Classes.

    The Swirl technically has one seam. After finishing the shoulder you may proceed to seam the sleeve from shoulder to cuff, but I recommend a different path.  Because the end of a seam is often where fabric seems to bunch up inappropriately, end a seam where smoothing the fabric is easiest, generally under the arm.  […]

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  • Seaming the Swirl – Part 2 (Shoulders)

    Posted on June 17, 2015 by annetarsia in Blog, Classes.

    Having established the seam for the back collar, working from the center back, you will approach the curve of the shoulder. Seaming the collar to the back is fairly straight-forward, as you match stitches on each side.  As you approach the shoulder, where you will be seaming stitches from the collar to rows from the […]

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  • Seaming “the Swirl” – Part 1 (Back)

    Posted on June 15, 2015 by annetarsia in Blog, Classes.

    The Swirl only has one seam, but it is a doozy.  I found finishing this sweater to be a fun challenge, and thought that I would share how I decided to do the seaming and finishing work. Double-click on any photo to enlarge for details. My yarn, Noro Silk Garden Lite, is lovely, although not […]

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  • The Swirl

    Posted on June 14, 2015 by annetarsia in Blog.

    At the end of 2014, WEBS had a Year-end sale, and I scored 10 balls of Noro Silk Garden lite, Col. 2090.  This happens to be the perfect amount of yarn to knit a Swirl, which I have always meant to do.  This was my big chance, so I cast on, and this has been […]

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