Casting on stitches for a sweater is no joke—you're committing, at least in the moment, to knit many, many stitches in an effort to make your own clothes. Go you! But many sweater patterns, especially bottom-up sweater knitting patterns, such as Jhumpa (shown above), require you to cast on a good deal of stitches at… Continue reading How to Knit a Sweater from the Bottom Up: Cast on Large Number of Stitches
If you are an Instagram user, you've probably seen some great posts from yarn crafters over there, showing off some of their first projects. The hashtags #myfirsthandknitsweater and #firstsweater inspired by Andrea Mowry and Kristin at Voolenvine Yarns started circulating late last week, and we were so pleased to see some of them were knit… Continue reading My First Sweater
Hi there, how are you? Whether you're joining us for a knit-along or just want to show off your recently finished project, there's a few places you can find us in the digital realm. You probably are already aware, but all the information about our yarns, including where to find them near you, are over… Continue reading How to Keep in Touch with Berroco
Following up to my previous post about how to prepare your sweater knitting pattern before the Lopi Sweater knit-along, I wanted to share three tips for those of us larger ladies. These tips will work for almost ANY bottom up seamless yoke sweater, whether it's got colorwork or textured stitches or whatever. Everything here is… Continue reading How to Knit a Sweater from the Bottom Up: Adding Larger Sizes
I love Lopi sweaters, but as you might have noticed in my last post, I especially love Lopi cardigans. If I am being very honest I don't wear my Weatherman pullover as much as I wish I did because if I am being very very honest—I don't think that yoked sweaters suit me. I am… Continue reading Sweater Modification: Pullover or Cardigan
As part of our Lopi Sweater Knit-along (KAL for short), we're going to be walking you through how to knit a seamless sweater from the bottom up. This construction is very frequently found in a variety of Lopi Sweater knitting patterns, or knitting patterns with a stranded colorwork yoke, and is pretty easy to customize… Continue reading How to Knit a Sweater from the Bottom-Up: Getting Ready
I love love love my Lopi sweaters—to date, I have knit 6 and I'm so excited for our Knit-along that I'm casting on #7. Choosing which pattern to knit has been a difficult process, I want them ALL! Here is my short list: Síðsumarskápa by Védís Jónsdóttir for Ístex ($6.50; sizes 36.5–47.25") This sweater coat from… Continue reading Lopi KAL: Planning
We're getting ready to start our first knit-along of 2018, and this time our focus is on the seamless colorwork sweater knitting patterns from Iceland! Berroco is the North American distributor for Ístex Lopi yarns, meaning they ship the yarn to us and we send it out to the local yarn stores in the United… Continue reading Knit a Lopi Sweater with Us!