October 13, 2016
It’s that time of year again! My instagram feed is suddenly full of knitters weaving in ends, blocking, or frantically trying to finish their Rhinebeck sweaters. The New York State Sheep and Wool Festival is held this weekend at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, New York and Ysolda is on her way! If you’re going say hello if you see her, and have a wonderful time.
For this week it seemed only right to look back at some the wonderful projects you’ve made from the book, The Rhinebeck Sweater. It’s a collection of 12 beautiful garments by Ysolda and eleven designer friends, including Gudrun Johnston, Mary-Jane Mucklestone and Laura Nelkin. And through the whole month of October, you can get 20% off using the coupon code ‘sheepandwool.’
I love this autumnal Pippin, knit by pandacita in Green Mountain Spinnery Weekend Wool.
Pumpkin Ale seems like a perfect knitting festival sweater to me – with pockets for change and an intricate back panel that will help you get spotted in the distance! This lovely version was knit by wildemoose.
Jenny at the Fair is a great design to play around with colour. There are some stunning colour palettes on Ravelry but I particularly like the muted, but fun tones of this one by knitosaurusrex.
Mulberry Street is a fun sweater with a cute back detail, ideal for showing off an awesome print on whatever you’re wearing underneath. I love this version by TeaKnitPurl. The sweater uses two yarns held together, and the solid base and variegated laceweight that she chose work together so well.
And finally, another gorgeous Pumpkin Ale, this time knit by Lateniteknittr. If I spotted someone wearing a cabled sweater in this colour I’d probably have to stop them to ask about it! So beautiful.
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Tombreck - a free chevron beanie pattern
Working the brioche neck detail on the Polwarth sweater
Decorative Channel Island Cast-on
3 Easy Stretchy Bind-offs (p2tog bind-off; k2togtbl, k1 bind-off; Jeny's surprisingly stretchy bind-off)
Tubular Bind-off for brioche stitch
Paired increase methods compared
How to work into double yarn overs
Brioche stitch double decreases
How to Knit in the round using Magic Loop
How to Knit in the round using DPNs
Avoiding ears when binding off
Tighter purl stitches for neater cables and ribbing
Cabling without a cable needle
Understanding "continue in pattern"
Joining the body and sleeves on a seamless bottom up sweater
How to pick a garment without a model for you (specifically addresses finding garment patterns when your gender identity isn't represented and the styles you want to knit might not be sized to fit your body)
How does ease affect inclusive size ranges?
Identifying and fixing mistakes in lace knitting
Getting started with stranded colourwork
Understanding colour dominance
Working stranded colourwork over small circumferences
Decreases in stranded colourwork
Holding the yarn for stranded colourwork
Ladderback Jacquard (a neat way to deal with long floats)
Cabling without a cable needle
Cabling without a cable needle on the wrong side
How to knit cabled decreases
Closed ring cable increases and decreases
How to work brioche stitch in the round
How to begin your first large cross stitch project
How to finish a cross stitch project with an embroidery hoop frame
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