Bang Out a Carbeth

Thanks! It’s not one of my usual choices, but I really like it, too.

Onto the sleeves … thinking 2 on magic loop for speed / equal length reasons. But that technique is new to me … anyone know of a good online explainer or have some tips?


I found it on amazon!!!


Also here!


@heyames the one and only time i attempted magic looping i got serious ladders. i probably did it wrong. i like dpns, but sometimes get ladders there if i am not careful - especially if the knitting is something other than stockinette. i invested in some 12” circulars to try out on this project, but i have not gotten to my sleeves yet. watching closely to see what other answers you get…

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There’s a Magic Loop thread, which has some great tips here


Yay! That’s terrific. :smiley:

Thank you! I did keep digging last night and found some, so I’ll add these.

I think I need to try on what I have and decide if it’s worth fighting the dye lot battles.

I hope your knitting is moving smoothly!


You could also just start the ribbing a little early. Any dye lot issues would be a lot less noticeable.

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Using up some deep stash yarn; joining a fun knit along; trying out a new and interesting shape, though making it longer; and trying out my first A Year of Techniques: helical stripes!


Thank you! I’m in the awkward space like lulu where I want nicely formed sleeves but not sure if it can be achieved with magic loopery (esp as I’m going to try to continue the running up the arm, inspired by your Carbeth, Nell!)

We will see how we get on!! :smiley::muscle:


Right. I have to try it out and see if it even has potential for my body. :wink: It’s a great design. One of my favorite parts is how the decreases come to that point!



Gerri Barosso

I never get ladders when I’m magic looping in ribbing. Only in sticking stitch. Hope it works out for you!!

I’m thinking about banging out a Carbeth for Shaun White. He earned it!!


That yarn has such a pretty twist! What is it?

My Carbeth was also super wide I ripped it back and got a better gauge for my very bulky yarn … also made one extra increase on my sleeves because the fabric is so thick and has no drape, I felt I needed “arm movement space” I am happy with the results and the sweater is adorable :blush:

Thanks! We’ll see how it goes … I’m hoping I can manage this modification as Nell’s version is so lovely!!

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Here is the yarn I’m using, It is super soft and great to knit with! CARBETH%20YARN

I found it on sale at WEBS!!!


These colors are great.

I am with Ann and ordered the Shibui. I have knit with it before and love how it feels. I have swatched and washed. One strand on 10.5 needles. 15 sts/inch. I think since this is not a fitted garment I will stay with this. What do you all think? Different size needles? Up or down a size? I would like your thoughts, O mighty knitting wizards. Thank you and Happy Valentines Day :heart:

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