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Unraveling Sweaters - Adding in some body shaping

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Unraveling Sweaters - Adding in some body shaping

Once again, I've got homework assigned to me after a Virtual Knit Night. LOL, it even comes from a teacher. ;) We had a great discussion on adding some body shaping to the Grouse Creek sweater. I promised I would share it in writing here. Hopefully it all makes sense. If not, you can alway go back and watch the Facebook Live from last night. As always, if you have questions, feel free to comment below or send them to me directly through the store.   So the Grouse Creek has no shaping in the body. This means you just...

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August @ Sweet Yarns

August @ Sweet Yarns

Have you been enjoying your summer? I feel like we've had a pretty good balance of warm days and wet ones although it would be nice to have some hot days in a row. Then I'd really wish I was at a beach or a pool. Do you take your knitting with you to work on by the water?As we head into August, here is the latest news for Sweet Yarns for the month. Please read through all the notes below.   SHOPPINGAs Ontario is in Phase #3, we no longer have limitations on shopping instore other than customers need...

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Unraveling Sweaters - Making adjustments to sleeve decreases

Unraveling Sweaters - Making adjustments to sleeve decreases

We had a great chat last night on our Virtual Knit Night about making adjustments to a top down sweater like the Grouse Creek one we're doing right now. It's one of the reasons I really like doing top down sweaters - you can try them on and make adjustments so they fit you the way you want. I find a lot of designers do skinnier arms than what fits me so I'm always trying on and adjusting where I do my sleeve decreases. You definitely want the sleeve to still look nice but also fit, and leaving out all...

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Unraveling Sweaters - Body parts

Unraveling Sweaters - Body parts

It is so exciting to see all the lovely colourwork yokes that our Grouse Creek KAL people are knitting up. Some of you are definitely faster than me so I wanted to get this part of the blog series posted quickly. Remember: There is no need to rush. We've got lots of time. We're not racing. I don't want anyone to feel like they are behind. We'll all have a fablous sweater to wear when the cooler weather arrives.   Splitting the project into body and sleeves There is only a few rounds to go after the colourwork yoke is...

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Unraveling Sweaters - Getting started

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Unraveling Sweaters - Getting started

Now that you've got the right needles and you've done your gauge swatch, it's time to start your sweater. Woo hoo! Getting the yarn on the needles, you'll want to do a stretchy cast on to accommodate the ribbing that comes next. Long tail cast on is a great one for this as it gives some extra stretch. A lot of patterns have some short row shaping to lower the neckline at the front. This is done at the back of the neck with wrap and turns. I know wrap and turns can be a little confusing, so check out...

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