I’ve been working on some tutorial videos for the Follow Your Arrow KAL and found some fun footage I don’t think I’ve ever shared publicly, including this little field trip we took last spring to the New Lanark Mill.What could be better than a museum that makes and sells yarn? (This was originally shot for the Perfect Sweater online class I did last March so if you took that you may have already seen it). I also wrote about my visit to one of the only other operational spinning mules, Bartlettyarns, in The Rhinebeck Sweater.
Keep an eye out for more technique and tip videos in the near future – I have several in the editing queue. If you’re working on the Follow Your Arrow pattern you may find the following videos helpful for clue 1, but be warned that they’re a bit spoilery. If you haven’t jumped in yet you could still complete clue 1 before clue 2 is released on Monday, if you put your mind (and needles!) to it. All the info on the knitalongis here, and there’s a dedicated Ravelry group.
The Wardie cardigan is worked in pieces from the bottom up. When the front and back are complete they're joined at the shoulders and then the sleeves are worked from stitches picked up around the armhole. The shoulders are shaped at the back, with neat cabled decreases and the bound off edge of the front pieces wraps over the shoulder to join the decreased edge. This style of shaping is known as English tailoring and gives a beautiful fit and a neat finish that's often found on high end ready to wear knitwear.
If you're interested in knitting Wardie but aren't sure about the finishing here's how the shoulders and sleeve go together.