Hopefully you all have your yarn in hand for the Odora KAL cast-on today? The Design Team and I have cast-on and we're flying through chart 1. I love how satisfying the early progress is when knitting top-down shawls. Odora is written for a garter-tab cast on, a very traditional method of constructing this style of shawl.… Continue reading Odora KAL Cast-On
Beginning Monday, May 2, we'll be knitting the Odora Shawl. For more information about the KAL, check out the Knitbits #653 then click over to the Berroco Lover's Ravelry Group to join us. Berroco has how-to's to help you through every step of the way from the garter tab cast-on to the bind-off and in between. Today… Continue reading Odora KAL- Yarn Selection
Have you ever done a knit-along? I've done a few in the last handful of years, and I always enjoy the process, even if I don't always "successfully" complete the project for whatever reason. (We all have those projects!) We wrapped up our Berroco Winter KAL, featuring the Helen Sweater and Ellen Cardigan, a few weeks ago, and… Continue reading Our Next Berroco Knit-along: the Odora Shawl
Our Helen/Ellen Winter KAL has concluded, and it was great fun! The Ravelry thread was active for the duration, with participants sharing their progress and modifications, and asking questions. One of the most fun aspects of a colorwork project is choosing a palette. There were some inspired choices that were vastly different from the original, such as… Continue reading Winter KAL Wrap-Up
As you saw in the last post, I worked the yoke in the round and the body of the cardigan flat, so that I only have to cut my yoke. Today I am ready to cut the steek! Following instructions from 150 Scandinavian Motifs by Mary Jane Mucklestone, I crocheted a chain on either side of my six-stitch… Continue reading Emily Explains: Cutting the Steek!
Hows the Berroco KAL going? With a little more than 7 weeks left, it is definitely not too late to start! Today's post demonstrates how to make left and right lifted increases used in Helen and Ellen. They are super simple, but if you have any trouble remembering what to do for which side (like me),… Continue reading Emily Explains: Left and Right Lifted Increases
I have decided that as much as I love Helen just the way it is, I think I will wear it more if it is a cardigan. So, with this in mind, I am going to cast on for my Helen just a bit differently than the pattern calls for and give steeking a try for… Continue reading Emily Explains: Turning a Pullover into a Cardigan
1. Swatch in your colors! Sometimes the dye can ever so slightly effect the weight of the yarn. Make a color work swatch and a stockinette swatch in the color you plan to knit the body of your sweater with. Measure these swatches. 2. Swatch in… Continue reading Emily Explains: Quick #BerrocoKAL Tips
Do you knit (and/or crochet) in the summer? If you are knitting, do your pattern and yarn choices change for the season? Since the Fall 2015 collection launched at the end of June, it has been thrilling to see what pieces knitters are excited about. Mrs. Watson, by the incredibly talented Martina Behm, has an impressive… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: What’s on Your Needles?