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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 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...

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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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Applying Techniques: Lavender Sachets

A year of new yarns and patterns mean lots of swatches for us to play with here in the Brooklyn Tweed office. So we thought, what better way to repurpose our Peerie colorwork swatches than to refresh our Lavender Sachets tutorial and share the inspiration? We love how cheerful, festive, and sweet-smelling this new batch of colorwork sachets turned out. They’re also delightfully quick and satisfying to make — so much so that we couldn’t help but zip up Svenson Pullover cabled swatches too. (Last-minute stocking stuffers, anyone?) Eager to repurpose your own swatches? Revisit our tutorial below! In the...

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