Categories

Filter by

Winter of Colorwork KAL Part 6: Steeking

Winter of Colorwork KAL Part 6: Steeking

Welcome back knitters! For those of you who have been knitting Pascal cardigans along with us, you should now be done knitting the body of your cardigan. If you are still working on your sweater, don't fret! We'll be here for you when you're ready. Before we secure and cut the steek, we’ll be grafting together our underarm stitches using a tapestry needle and the Kitchener Stitch. The Kitchener Stitch is used to sew live stitches together in a way that mimics a row of knitting. Pieces to be joined are live on needles, with right sides facing out and both...

Read more

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...

Read more

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:...

Read more

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...

Read more

Wool People 11: Fabric and Texture

We’re celebrating independence and collaboration with the release of Wool People 11 today! We always enjoy the chance our Wool People project offers to work alongside independent designers, both new and established — there’s a sense of fresh energy and perspective in combing through the hundreds of submissions we receive for these collections and in bringing the selected designs to life. This issue feels extra special because it incorporates our two newest yarns, Arbor and Vale. Next week we’ll do a feature on the Vale accessories and share the designers’ thoughts about working with our new laceweight. But before we...

Read more