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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Episode 316 Arched Gussets, Norwegian Fir

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Video: The Sister Episode. My sister came for a visit. Thank you to everyone who has watched and commented. We have a lot of similar mannerisms. YouTube…if you watch on your phone the comments are way down on the screen so you have to scroll down to see them.

From KnittingGladys:

You said something in the podcast about a “knoot” (i apologiize for spelling). What the heck is a “Knoot”? I probably heard it wrong, but if you could clarify i would truly appreciate ir I LOVE the podcast!


That’s a great question, Kathy. I should have clarified. A nupp is in traditional Estonian knitting. It is a cluster of stitches that looks somewhat like a bobble but is made differently.

From Jan/DavisJan58

Hi Paula, I listened to this podcast today and as always, I loved it. I have wanted to give a rating or review in the past but have always been so busy. I always thought I will do that sometime. I had time today but could not figure out how to do this. I listen to podcasts through the podcast app on my phone. Do you know if there is a way to do this there?
My children are grown and so far no grandchildren but I will have to save that Odette Hoodie pattern for someday or find a baby to knit for!
Thank you so much for your wonderful podcasts.
I do not know whether other podcast apps allow you to leave reviews. Help, anyone?

Tranquil Mist by Cindy Garland. Yes, I frogged it!

Lesson learned: What is a lifeline? It is a string or holder that you run through the whole row of your work so if you have to frog (or unravel back), the stitches won’t drop down. Use hole that some needles have or use a tapestry needle and weave through, without going through ring markers. I usually have put in the lifeline on a resting row. The main thing I don’t like about lifelines is knitting the row after the lifeline. Now I insert the lifeline on pattern row rather than resting row. This makes it easier to knit the row after the lifeline.


Links to retreats and registration materials are in the Knitting Pipeline Retreats Group on Ravelry. There is also a sticky thread with all upcoming retreat dates.

From Jo:

We want to encourage everyone to participate in the Boards a little more, and to that end we will be hosting a discussion and giveaway thread.

The heading at the top of this thread shows the number of VOICES or individuals who comment. A prize will be awarded by RNG at the end of September for every 50 voices participating. 200 Voices? At least 4 prizes.

Topics we’d like to see are:
-what is making you grateful now?
-what are you excited about in your knitting at the moment?
-what is your favorite thing about Fall?
-have you recently had a knitting success or failure that you want to share?

Let’s get this party started! I especially hope we will hear from some folks who generally don’t post a lot, so we can get to know you, as well as the “usual suspects”!

Chat is ok in this thread, let’s cheer each other on!

Thank you, Jo!

The Bookshelf KAL will run from August 1st to October 31st.

Needle Notes

Odette Hoodie by Carrie Bostick Hoge

Making tags for the sweaters. Where do you put tags? Cardigans: I usually put on side “seam”.

Slightly felted wool. Embroidered her name. Used blue painter’s tape to make straight lines. Ok if a little wonky. I like that. Blanket stitch to sew to sweater. Favorite embroidery thread is Valencia and Presencia.

Leaf Top Baby Hat smaller size by Susan B Anderson from Kindred Knits

Finished top differently. Made one stem and then proceeded with leaves as pattern indicates. Pulled all ends through stem and knotted it.

Inside of hat. I knotted the wad of ends and left them.

Arched Gusset Mitten by Purl Soho

Arched Gusset #1 See Project notes.

Did not care for instructions for top of mitten so used my old stand-by similar to the top of a hat. Divided stitches into 4 segments with markers. Knit to m, k2 tog, slip m. Next round, knit. Repeat these two rounds until each segment has half the original number of stitches. Then decrease on every row until there are 4 sts. Run yarn through loops.

Thumb seemed short to me so I lengthened it on the larger size. I have small hands and thumb was too short for me and so I figured that anyone whose hand fit the mitten would have a problem with it.

Tip: Print pattern without all the photos…keep some of them.

Instructions for separating thumb stitches a little confusing to me so I needed at least one photo to get that straight in my head.

Arched Gusset #2 Small size—fits me.

Malabrigo Worsted Stone Blue

US 5 (3.75 mm) need tight gauge for mittens.

I used Quince & Co Chickadee in Carrie’s Yellow colorway.

I used scraps of wool for keeping track of the raglan increases. Ring markers don’t work well because they have to be moved. The scraps of wool need to be moved also but you can just lift the ends up and over without moving the whole thing.

I worked the sleeves flat and seamed with mattress stitch. This was easier and quicker for me than purling every other round on dpns.

Seems a little large to me but she will grow into it. Very sweet cardigan that combines two of my favorite things, garter stitch and lace.

In The Pipeline


Indigo Frost by Isabelle Kraemer. Quince & Co Lark


The Midwife Revolt Vol 1 by Jodi Daynard. Free for Amazon Prime members, both Kindle and Audio. Five Stars within the genre.

Our Own Country (Midwife #2) by Jodi Daynard.

Far Away Home: An American Historical Novel by Susan Denning. Pioneer. Historical fiction/western. $.99 on Kindle or free on Kindle Unlimited.

The Sister’s of St. Croix by Diney Costeloe. Holocaust resistance novel.


Haste ye back!


csj0423 said...

Hi Paula:

I love the Norwegian Fir cardigan. I have knitted one for each of my granddaughters and each of them was deemed "too beautiful" by my daughter in law. I too only used one button at the top, You and I knit quite a few of the same little girl patterns. Not sure whether I see what you are working on and go check them out or whether I end up having knitted what shows up on your podcast. Who knows? Maybe it is because we are Midwest girls at heart. I started out in Danville, Il although I have been in the San Francisco Bay area longer than the time I lived in Illinois.


Minerva Jo said...

I just found your podcast and am listening to my second episode. I'm in Central IL too! (Springfield)

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