When you put a pattern up for sale (whether it is on your own website or in a magazine) it always feels like a jump into the dark. Even though it’s been test knit and tech edited there is always some part of you that wonders if it is going to make sense to everyone reading it! This is probably why I feel extra happy when I start to see finished knits appearing. Not only does it mean that knitters liked the design enough to spend many weeks working on it but my instructions make enough sense that the can produce a finished piece from it!
This sensation was double with my Craftsy Celtic Cable class.Â I had both the pattern and a video class for people to follow.Â Would it all make sense to people, and would my meaning translate to video?
Well it would appear that the answer to both is yes :-)Â Over the last few weeks finished cardigans in all sizes with different yarns have started appearing and they look just amazing!Â I’ve got a few below to show you and admire…
MNKnitter knit with her own handspun!
Running a class like this on Craftsy has been an eye opener for me in terms of how knitters approach a new project.Â Based on the questions that I’m asked most frequently there seems to be a few common areas that knitters are running into problems.Â Not surprisingly the first most frequent question is in relation to yarn and yarn weight.Â After that there are lot of questions on gauge, how to adjust needle size for gauge differences and how to deal with correct stitch gauge but incorrect row gauge.Â After these initial question the only other significant one is about the set-up row for the cable stitches and then everyone just seems to be off on a roll and there is little to no questions.Â So if you’re intimidated about starting maybe you should take heart in that; it appears that once you get yourself past the first few hurdles the cardigan is fairly smooth sailing :-)