Fluff Nugget Cardigan finished!

It is finally done! The button band went very quickly, and I was all excited to be nearly done. Then I realized how much finishing was left to do. Luckily I had woven in most of my ends as I went along, but I stopped and checked to make sure I have everything woven in... Continue Reading →

Fluff Nugget progress (15)

As promised, I actually picked up the stitches for the button band right away. It doesn't look like much at the moment since I only managed 2 rows after that. On the one hand, this feels like a bit of a slog since I'm now working over even more stitches than the body of the... Continue Reading →

Fluff Nugget progress (14)

This photo looks very similar to the previous one, except for the part where both sleeves are finished now! It is really funny how much my motivation increases once I can actually see the finish line of a project. It feels amazing to be done with all of the brioche. The sleeves seem a little... Continue Reading →

Fluff Nugget progress (13)

This weekend I decided to make myself stop daydreaming about all the new projects I want to make and get back to the ones I already have on the needles. That ended up translating into a ton of progress on my cardigan. Last week I was only halfway through the first sleeve, and now I'm... Continue Reading →

Fluff Nugget Progress (12)

I've knit a few more rounds of this sleeve, but I think I'm still feeling the frustration of sleeve island. At least it is longer than it looks. I tried it on and it already reaches past my elbow. The pattern calls for knitting this fairly long, to create more of a balloon sleeve. I... Continue Reading →

Fluff Nugget Progress (11)

Welcome to Sleeve Island. I had heard of this phenomenon from other sweater knitters, but I did not experience it on any of the other sweaters I've made. Maybe it's the brioche that's the problem, but I am definitely getting sleeve fatigue already and I'm not even halfway through the first one. On my previous... Continue Reading →

Fluff Nugget progress (10)

I managed to get a few rows of the sleeve done. The brioche in the round is still going pretty slowly but at least I've had a few rounds of practice to help with that. I think it will continue to be a little slower than the flat sections just because there is some purling... Continue Reading →

Fluff Nugget progress (9)

I spent a lot of time working on my Fluff Nugget cardigan this weekend. I finished all the panels for the body and got everything seamed up. I've also picked up the stitches for the first sleeve. The next step is learning how to do brioche in the round, since it is different from doing... Continue Reading →

Fluff Nugget progress (8)

I've finished with the main body of the cardigan and now have split for the sleeves. The right front section went really quickly, right up until I got near the top. Then I had to learn how to do german short rows in brioche. It wasn't super difficult, but it did take a couple attempts... Continue Reading →

Fluff Nugget progress (6)

It is nice switching back and forth between the fingering weight hat and this worsted weight cardigan. They feel like they are both progressing nicely, but this project is so much bigger. This one does feel like it should be going faster than it is, though. I think the brioche is what's doing that, since... Continue Reading →

Fluff Nugget progress (5)

My cardigan took a back seat for a week while I was speeding through my rainbow socks. Now I can get back into the groove of brioche knitting again. I appreciate having larger projects that I can go back to, knowing that it is not going to be done quickly. I felt a bit of... Continue Reading →

Fluff Nugget progress (4)

More cardigan progress today. I'm very happy that I'm at the point where I can comfortably knit on this and watch TV at the same time. There's still quite a long way to go so I'm going to be a complete pro at brioche by the time I'm done. Hopefully all the muscle memory I... Continue Reading →

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