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Emily Explains: Styling my Helen

I am officially done with my Helen cardigan! I love it so much, it may be my favorite sweater I have ever made for myself. Read more

Emily Explains: Blocking Your Sweater

My Helen cardigan is finished, and now it’s time to block the sweater! Today I’m going to share some tips for blocking your knits.  Read more

Emily Explains: Colorwork on the sleeves

I love how the Ellen cardigan’s sleeves have some pattern so much that I wanted to give my Helen cardigan some pattern too. I played around with Helen’s chart to try a few patterns out on the wrist.

 

 

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little chart I made from Helen’s original chart

Deciding after my first try, I wanted to keep the patterning simple. I decided to keep with the first 7 rows of the chart. So I tried again.

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second try

The pattern was close but still not quite right. I rearranged my chart one more time.

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Chart taken from Helen’s original chart used in the yoke

Can you notice the difference? It is subtle. The grey lines alter in length every other time they appear vs. every third time they appear in my first and second try.

I hope you all are enjoying your sweater knitting as much as I have. Don’t forget to share your progress with the #BerrocoKAL !

Emily

 

 

 

 

Emily Explains: Quick #BerrocoKAL Tips

          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. Read more

Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: My First Zipper

I it find equally awesome and intimidating that knitting has seemingly endless techniques to be learned. When I cast on for Willard in our Berroco Home Crochet & Knit-Along at the end of June, I decided it was the right time to try sewing in a zipper. Read more

Emily Explains: A Quick Knit for Saint Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Today was off to a horrible start when I realized I forgot to wear something green! With some yarn and needles, I got right to work during my lunch break to solve this problem. I knitted myself a four leaf clover!

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Emily Explains: Snow Day Fun

When I am home on a snowy day there is nothing I want to do more than curl up with a bowl of popcorn, some tea and yarn. Yesterday, I had the popcorn and the tea, but I did not have enough yarn to cast on for a new project!  Read more

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