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Winter of Colorwork KAL Wrap Up

Winter of Colorwork KAL Wrap Up

On this final day of our Winter of Colorwork KAL, we want to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has been knitting along with us. With each project uploaded to Ravelry or shared on Instagram, our minds expand with inspiration and the creative potential of this venerable craft we all deeply cherish. If you have been following along with our KAL blog posts over these past few weeks, your Pascal cardigan, or other colorwork project,  should be finished or nearly complete - but if you still have some knitting to do don't fret, it's all a part of...

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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 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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Winter of Colorwork KAL Part 2: Pattern Selection, Fit, and Swatching

Today is the big day! With the launch of our Winter 19 collection, the Winter of Colorwork KAL has officially begun. If you haven't decided which pattern you're going to knit along with, you still have time — the Cast On Date is next Wednesday, January 23. Browse our Winter 19 collection for some new colorwork patterns, or search our pattern archive. There are also thousands of wonderful patterns to choose from on Ravelry. Then, read our previous post for tips on selecting your colors — whether or not you knit Gudrun Johnston's Pascal Cardigan with us, the same tips apply! Selecting a...

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Winter of Colorwork KAL Part 1: Selecting Colors

We wrote plenty of resources last year leading up to our Winter of Colorwork KAL, so we'll use this time before and during the KAL as opportunities to share our tips and techniques for working each part of your colorwork project — choosing colors, swatching for stranded colorwork, and sweater construction (if you're working on a sweater), to name just a few. Members of the Brooklyn Tweed Team are also knitting along with Gudrun Johnston's Pascal Cardigan in Quarry (to be released next week with our Winter 19 collection), so our posts each week will be focused on working the parts of this project...

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