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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.






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.


second try

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



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 !






Modifications to Stranded Knitting Pattern: Alison’s Finished Helen

The Winter Knitalong is still going strong, but Alison has finished knitting her Helen sweater-dress! The finished project is absolutely stunning, because Alison truly made it her own.

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Emily Explains: Stranded Knitting in the Round

One of my best friends from high school is from Iceland. She used to go home to visit and come back with photos that looked as if they came from a stunning fashion magazine. The sweaters on her friends and family members were  gorgeous! Many were made by hand, gifts from someone special. I’ll never forget the pictures of those sweaters. Read more

Ask Amanda: What’s the difference between Fair Isle and intarsia?

When you’re starting out with color knitting, it can be kind of tricky to understand the difference between Fair Isle and intarsia. Read more


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