Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are thankful for so many blessings including family and friends. We are working hard on handmade gifts this time of year and want to make it easier for you. Today starts our $5.00 pattern sale! No coupon needed just stop by Sew Spoiled's Esty Shop and find all the sewing patterns you need for your handmade gifts. 
We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Best Wises!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Finished Antler Cardigan Sweater

I truly love how well the Antler Cardigan turned out. I made this one for my youngest daughter and she says she loves it. I made it from Vanna's Choice, 100% Acrylic yarn. I knew that this sweater would have to be able to go through the washer and dyer. I had never attempted a few of the knitting techniques in this pattern, so I was learning as a go.
Some of the new techniques for me were...
Making a sweater bottom up,
Cable knitting,
Joining sleeves,
Button band, and
Kitchener stitch.
I found youtube videos on all of these skills. We are so lucky that you can learn from others online. I also adored going to Ravelry.com online and seeing all of the Antler Sweaters others had made. It really helped and inspired me to continue knitting.
I love that now I know how to knit this sweater! I can make it in any size! I started on this project Nov. 8th and finished it Nov. 22. That is only 15 days!  
I got two thumbs up! Awesome!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Antler Cardigan Sweater

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I love this sweater so much that I decided to try to make it! This cardigan is called the Antler Cardigan and it was written by Tin Can Knits by Emily Wessel and Alexa Ludeman. The Antler Cardigan is written for kid and adult sizes! Yes, I know that means I can make a small one for each of the girls and a mommy size one for me!! I can't wait! 
Of course, my daughter chose pink! So far I have finished the two sleeves and I am working the body. I used the peace sign hoody to show the size I am hoping for.  Tin Can Knits also wrote this helpful blog post for people like me who are still learning about knitting. I found it very helpful. 
I am a little worried about joining the sleeves into the round but I found this awesome blog post from Ysolha. Also, I was a little scared about the cable knitting until I watched this video.
Wow! Now I think I can make the entire sweater and after I make this one I want to make two more. Hope you give this sweater a try too.
Happy Knitting!