Sweater 2: Kit Knits a Cardigan

Energized by my knitting success, I immediately launched into a new project, also from Yarnplay. It’s an asymmetrical cardigan called Edie (pp. 87-93).

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I already had a bunch of Galway yarn (Plymouth Yarn Co.) I’d bought years ago (planning on making a cable sweater that never happened), so all I had to do was find the right size needles and get to work. This sweater proved a challenge because it required buttons. I was thinking triangular, to emphasize the asymmetry. A lengthy visit to Lambspun taught me what I didn’t want, but I couldn’t find anything that worked. I tried some of everything to no avail. I wound up buying the buttons at JoAnn’s. Thanks to the research I’d done at Lambspun, I found square buttons that worked in about three minutes. This sweater has come out on the small side, but is extra warm thanks to the combo of wool and tight knitting.

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Tomorrow: Sweater 3: Will the Knitting Ever End?

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Kit Dunsmore

Kit Dunsmore has believed in the magic underlying the muggle world since she was a child searching for the Shetland pony pooka she was sure was hiding in her back yard. She learned early on that books were magic doors into other worlds, and that she could revisit a beloved character or place by opening the right book. As she grew, she decided she wanted to make magic with words, too. Today Kit writes about things she loves: poodles and dragons, witches and artists, quirky underdogs and loyal friends. Whether her setting is 6th-century England, the imaginary Twelve Kingdoms, or an art-obsessed version of modern America, magic always finds its way into her story. She enjoys turning fairy tales inside out and watching characters sacrifice everything to reach their goal, but she also believes in happy endings. When she isn't writing, Kit experiences magic by making things with her hands. Over the years, she's made quilts, fabric sculptures, collages, sweaters, and blank books. Her newest interest is learning how to spin her own yarn, a skill guaranteed to strengthen one of her many delusions: that she is a self-sufficient pioneer woman. She also thinks she is a hobbit, a witch, an artist, and a good cook. Living in the foothills of Colorado, Kit enjoys the giant skies and prairie landscapes which suit her need for wide open spaces. In addition to hiking through glorious scenery with her husband or imagining herself living in the Middle Ages, Kit works as a pillow for her miniature poodle and polishes the next small piece of her handmade life.

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