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Lopi Sweater Knit-along: That’s a wrap!

We finished our Lopi sweater knit-along a few weeks ago, but before I did a whole round-up post, I wanted to give some people a little more time to post photos, so it could be a very comprehensive post. So here we are, with some of the finished projects from our latest knit-along!   SO… Continue reading Lopi Sweater Knit-along: That’s a wrap!

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Jennifer Steingass Talks Top-Down Sweater Knitting + Dreyma

The random number generator has spoken and Cheryl is our giveaway winner! We've just mostly wrapped up our Lopi Sweater knit-along! I say mostly because not everyone is finished, and some of us (yours truly included) have cast on for more than one so we'll still be chatting in the Berroco Lovers group on Ravelry… Continue reading Jennifer Steingass Talks Top-Down Sweater Knitting + Dreyma

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Designing a Lopi Sweater with Lars Rains: Construction

We're back with another installment from our friend Lars Rains of Modern Lopi as he works through the progress of designing a new sweater for his upcoming Modern Lopi 2 book. This week, Lars examines the construction of traditional Icelandic sweaters. Well, the Winter Olympics are officially over and normally I would have had more… Continue reading Designing a Lopi Sweater with Lars Rains: Construction

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How to Knit a Sweater from the Bottom Up: Joining the Sleeves and Body

Hello again sweater knitters! If you're coming to us as part of our Lopi sweater KAL, this week we're at one of the most fun parts, but also a part that can be very confusing—joining the sleeves to the body to begin working the yoke. But soon you, too, can have your sleeves and body… Continue reading How to Knit a Sweater from the Bottom Up: Joining the Sleeves and Body

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How to Increase a Stitch in Knitting

If you're following along with our Lopi Sweater knit-along progress, by now you've finished the body of your sweater, in which you may or may not have worked waist shaping. So now that we're working on the sleeves, this could be the first opportunity  you've had to work increases into your knitting project. Today's blog… Continue reading How to Increase a Stitch in Knitting

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Designing a Lopi Sweater with Lars Rains: Inspiration

We're back with our second blog from designer Lars Rains on his journey to design a sweater for his upcoming book, Modern Lopi: Two. If you're new to this series, get to know a little bit about Lars in our first post, then keep on reading to see where Lars got his inspiration for this… Continue reading Designing a Lopi Sweater with Lars Rains: Inspiration

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How to Knit a Sweater from the Bottom Up: Adding Waist Shaping

Traditionally, Lopi sweaters are straight up and down through the body, with no waist shaping to nip in just a bit at the smallest part of a body. Some designers are adding just a bit of waist shaping—you can find very gentle shaping in Ysolda Teague's Strokkur pattern (shown above), for example. If you are… Continue reading How to Knit a Sweater from the Bottom Up: Adding Waist Shaping

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Designing a Lopi Sweater with Lars Rains

Knitwear designer and fellow Lopi yarns enthusiast Lars Rains is working on a follow up to his Modern Lopi: One book—and to help celebrate our Lopi sweater Knit-along, Lars is going to be working on a series of blog posts here on the Berroco Blog about how he goes about designing these sweaters. (Just a… Continue reading Designing a Lopi Sweater with Lars Rains

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How to Knit a Sweater from the Bottom Up: Cast on Large Number of Stitches

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