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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Holiday Gift KAL

I’ve been dying to get my hands (or more accurately, my needles) on Berroco Kodiak, so I was thrilled that Aude was chosen as the project for our Holiday Gift Knit-Along! Now I get to play with Kodiak and I don’t have to feel bad about buying more yarn, because I’m making it as a present!

I cast on this afternoon. My first observation? This yarn is deliciously soft! I’m seriously contemplating making an entire winter wardrobe from Kodiak (and I really can’t see a downside). My second observation? Holy cow, this chart is small! I made it through the first dozen rows with the help of a Post-It. It isn’t impossible, but I wouldn’t want to try it at night! Thankfully, Martha was making an enlarged copy for her own Aude and made an extra for me. While we generally ask that you don’t photocopy our booklets, in this case, we’re encouraging you to find a copier and blow it up.

Screen Shot 2013-10-16 at 4.52.58 PMNow I’m 26 rows in and just past the first pattern repeat. I haven’t run into any issues yet, but I know some knitters have been thrown by row 4.  You’re supposed to make one purl, but you won’t be able to make one like you normally would because next stitch is a yarn over. Emily covered this in a recent blog post and suggests that you work twice in the first stitch.

Want to join our Holiday Gift KAL? Get some yarn, a copy of booklet #337, and head over to the Berroco Lovers forum to share your progress.

Happy Knitting!

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