February 05, 2019
In my last post, announcing the knitalong, I mentioned prizes and here's what you could win. Of course, getting a sweater you really love that loves your body back is a pretty great prize too!
Having an online store means that it can be hard to share with you just how special the yarns we choose are — nothing beats actually feeling and knitting a yarn yourself. So we thought it would be fun to put together a little selection pack for trying out and swatching yarns that might be new to you.
3 winners will receive a swatching pack which includes mini skeins (15 to 20g, plenty to knit a decent sized swatch or two) of 8 of our favourite yarns plus a set of exclusive sweater stitch markers made by Katrinkles featuring my sweater designs.
One prize winner will receive the swatching pack, stitch markers plus a £50 gift card to www.ysolda.com.
And the grand prize winner will receive the swatching pack, stitch markers plus a £100 gift card.
Yarn colours may differ from those shown but will include yarns from Julie Asselin, Rauma, Hillesvåg and yarns we'll be launching soon like Einrum and Nightshades.
Prize winners will be randomly drawn by April 3rd from finished projects posted to Ravelry and tagged ysoldasweaterkal. See my last post for full details on how to join in. No purchase necessary. Have you decided what to make yet?
Don't quite share my enthusiasm for swatching? Wish yours were more accurate? Our next knitalong post will be all about getting more accurate results from your swatches.
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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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