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Episode 89: The Sweater Curse

The podcast returns with a challenge to knitting mythology – is it possible to beat the Boyfriend Sweater Curse? Plus we catch up on what else I’ve been knitting; there are some blog recommendations and a beard-tastic documentary. Read about … Continue reading

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Charming

It is DONE! Actually, it was done on Friday night, but I haven’t had chance to blog about it until now. Yes, the Charmed Sweater is finished and it fits. Really it does. I would show you a picture of … Continue reading

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Numberwang

So, there are several mistakes in this sweater. And I’ve decided to take a friend’s advice and fix them another time, so that the sweater is never really finished, and therefore the curse can never take effect at full potency. … Continue reading

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Home Stretch

I’m getting there. Yesterday I joined the sleeves and body and knitted all. day. long. With the opening round running to about 288 stitches, progress was slow, but I built up a nice line of raglan double decreases every third … Continue reading

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Hiccup

Like the dinner guest who was a witty conversationalist at the start of the evening and now, after one too many glasses of punch, is zombie-staggering across the living room trying to do the dance to Bad Romance, this sweater … Continue reading

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Progress

I have 11 inches of Charmed Sweater: I did the hem using some of the same New Lanark wool I had, but in a DK weight. I did a knitted cast on with 5mm needles, then switched to 4mm needles … Continue reading

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Distracted

I am making progress on the Charmed Sweater. I have about 7 inches of the body done and it seems to be measuring up to the required 44″, although I’m going to get him to try it on and make … Continue reading

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The Plan

The Charmed Sweater has begun. I have swatched, I have measured the sweaters in the boy’s wardrobe (which, thankfully, were pretty consistent in their 4″ of positive ease, despite slight variations in weight/style). I have cast on the hem and … Continue reading

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Charmed Sweater

I have decided that my boyfriend’s soon-to-be-knitted jumper will now be referred to as the Charmed Sweater, in honour of its defiance of the sweater curse and general kickass mojo. By the time I’m done, I fully expect it to … Continue reading

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Defying the Sweater Curse

No doubt you are all familiar with the notorious Boyfriend Sweater Curse, which dictates that any attempt to handknit your beloved a sweater will result in said other half dumping you at the exact moment you complete your woollen labour … Continue reading

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