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Welcome, Ranch 02: Forbes

Welcome, Ranch 02: Forbes

Our Ranch Project springs from the desire to continue to explore the possibilities for domestic yarn production. For each single batch release, we partner with single ranches to source single clips in quantities too limited to use in a core yarn line but for which we are able to highlight their unique and special qualities. Our aim is to also highlight the exceptional stories of these ranches and the noteworthy work they are doing in reimagining ranching practices in the U.S.   Ranch 02: Forbes, the second yarn line in our Ranch specific series, is named for the Forbes family...

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Fall 19 Knitalong: Dividing for Sleeves and Working the Body and Sleeves

Hello again, knitters! Today we’ll be talking about separating off your Cilfor sleeve stitches and getting into the main garment knitting of your sweater. Since Cilfor is knit from the top down, you’ll need to separate stitches from the yoke to create openings for the sleeves. This separation happens after all of the yoke increases are worked in a brief section of the pattern called “Divide for Body and Sleeves.” Follow this section closely, being sure to remove markers as you go. You may have wondered why the pattern required waste yarn; the waste yarn is used to hold on...

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Brooklyn Tweed Stockists Carrying Ranch 02: Forbes

Brooklyn Tweed Stockists Carrying Ranch 02: Forbes

Looking to grab some Ranch 02: Forbes while also supporting your local BT stockist? Here's a list of all the places you'll be able to do so!   Art of Yarn Kelowna, BC, Canada @artofyarn Black Sheep Yarns Port Moody, BC, Canada @blacksheepyarns Beehive Wool Shop Victoria, BC, Canada @beehivewoolshop Needles in the Hay Peterborough, ON, Canada @needlesinthehay Walnut by Amirisu Kyoto, Japan @amirisushop Loop London London, UK @looplondonloves Avenue Yarns Albany, CA @avenueyarns Rumpelstiltskin Yarn Store Sacramento, CA @rumpelstiltskin_yarn Wollhaus Pasadena, CA @woll.haus Westport Yarns Westport, CT @westportyarns Yarn Junction West Des Moines, IA @yarnjunctionco Wool & Company Saint Charles,...

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Fall 19 Knitalong: Upper Shaping and Yoke Knitting

Hello again, knitters! Today, we'll be moving through the upper portion of your sweater - which includes knitting short rows and raglan increases, as well as some reverse stockinette.      After casting on your Cilfor sweater, you'll be asked to work a few short rows. You might be wondering: what is a short row and why would you put them in a sweater? For sweaters specifically, short rows near the neck opening allow for a more anatomical fit around the the upper back and shoulders by adding more partial rows to the back of the garment. Those partial rows increase the fabric in the back, which...

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Fall 19 Knitalong: Swatching and Casting On

  Welcome back, knitters! Today we'll be talking all about swatching and casting on your Cilfor sweater.  Once you've got your yarn and needles in hand, fight the urge to immediately cast on - to ensure that your sweater will fit just right, you've got to start with a swatch. Making a swatch isn't just an arbitrary step in the process of knitting - it informs you of your gauge. Gauge is defined as the amount of stitches and rows/rounds that occur over a certain number of inches; for Cilfor, the gauge is 19 stitches & 28 rounds over 4" of stockinette stitch....

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