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Winter of Colorwork KAL Part 7: Finishing

Winter of Colorwork KAL Part 7: Finishing

Hello knitters, and welcome to the penultimate week of our Winter of Colorwork KAL. Today we are talking about finishing tips and tricks for colorwork cardigans to ensure that each aspect of your knitted garment will wear well over time. After steeking a cardigan you will need to add some much needed structure to the freshly cut edge by picking up and knitting the collar and button band. Your pattern will indicate how many stitches to pick up for each section of your cardigan, typically along the right front edge, right front neck, top of sleeves & back neck, left front neck,...

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Winter of Colorwork KAL Part 5: Joining the Sleeves to the Body

Winter of Colorwork KAL Part 5: Joining the Sleeves to the Body

Welcome back knitters, this week we’ll be talking all about the steps needed to join your Pascal sleeves to your sweater body and then begin working through the yoke - the final steps before steeking! At this point you will have three knitted tubes to work with: two sleeve tubes, a right and a left, on waste yarn or stitch holders and a sweater body tube still live on your needles. To join these three pieces together first locate the “Union Round” section of your pattern, for the digital version of Pascal that will be page 10. TIP: Lay your...

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Winter of Colorwork KAL Part 4: Beginning the Body

Winter of Colorwork KAL Part 4: Beginning the Body

Hello again Winter of Colorwork KAL friends! We're approaching the end of the first month of 2019 — can you believe it? — and have been making ample progress on our Pascal sweaters. Last week, we talked about the importance of swatching, things to keep in mind when casting on, and knitting up the sleeves for your Pascal. Once both of your sleeves are complete, it's time to knit the sweater body. Pascal's body begins with a garter stitch welt hem. Although the body of the sweater is knit in the round, the hem is knit flat to eliminate the need to cut...

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Winter of Colorwork KAL Part 3: Cast On & Sleeves

Winter of Colorwork KAL Part 3: Cast On & Sleeves

Let's Knit Along! We're so excited to finally start our Pascal Cardigans with you for our Winter of Colorwork KAL — are you?! Let's get to it...   Cast On & Sleeves This week we're starting with the sleeves. They're knit in the round, starting with a garter stitch band, so the Long Tail Cast On is a great choice to create a tidy edge. But first — have you swatched in garter stitch, stockinette, and colorwork to determine the needle sizes you’ll need? 14 stitches & 22 rounds = 4" in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking | Suggested Size:...

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Tips On Growing Into Your Craft

A great variety of knitting patterns are now more available and accessible than ever before, thanks in part to online pattern databases and publishing houses dedicated to knitting patterns — in Brooklyn Tweed’s library alone there are more than 500 patterns. With so many options to choose from, now is a great time to expand your current skill set and venture off into uncharted knitting territory! (Or shall we say, charted knitting territory?) In Anatomy of a Brooklyn Tweed Pattern, the sixth installment of our Foundations series, we walk you through the information and resources that we provide in our...

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