Bleideag: an easy yoke sweater that beginners can tackle

Bleideag: an easy yoke sweater that beginners can tackle

by Laura Chau November 08, 2019

Bleideag is easy and relaxing to knit, available in a wide size range, and would be perfect for your first colourwork sweater project! The larger needles and quick chunky gauge make short work of this classic wardrobe staple. Here are links to tutorials that will help you tackle Bleideag, every step of the way. 
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Alternating cable cast on tutorial

Alternating cable cast on tutorial

by Ysolda support@ysolda.com November 01, 2019

An alternating cable cast on is a useful, stretchy cast on for ribbing that’s less fussy to work than a tubular cast on. It’s worked like a regular cable cast on, but instead of casting on each stitch knitwise stitches are alternately cast on knitwise and purlwise.

This tutorial includes both step by step photos and videos so you can use whichever suits you better.

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Gansey Bundle and Channel Island Cast On Tutorial

Gansey Bundle and Channel Island Cast On Tutorial

by Ysolda support@ysolda.com October 17, 2019

We love Gansey patterning and decided to go into our archive and reknit two old favourites. These were originally made in Blend no.1 and have now been reknit in Neighborhood Fiber Company Capital Luxury Sport. The cowl is made in Hollins Market and the hat in Reservoir Hill.
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How to join the shoulders on Wardie

How to join the shoulders on Wardie

by Ysolda support@ysolda.com October 11, 2019

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.

If you're interested in knitting Wardie but aren't sure about the finishing here's how the shoulders and sleeve go together.

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Inverleith Kal - Right and Left Lifted Increase Tutorial

Inverleith Kal - Right and Left Lifted Increase Tutorial

by Laura Chau July 19, 2019

Welcome to the Inverleith KAL! Today we're providing a photo tutorial on the right and left lifted increases used in Inverleith.
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Choosing a size to knit

Choosing a size to knit

by Ysolda Teague March 01, 2019

Confused by which size of a sweater pattern to make? To get the best fit you'll want to know what size you are, and how to read the sizing information provided in your pattern.
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How to swatch for a sweater

How to swatch for a sweater

by Ysolda Teague February 07, 2019

Swatches lie! One of the most common stories I hear, and one I've experienced myself, is that despite getting the right gauge on the swatch the sweater turned out unexpectedly huge or tiny. It's nearly impossible to control all of the variables that might affect the gauge in the swatch vs the finished garment but there are certainly some things you can do to maximise the honesty of your swatches.
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Knitting the Radost cowl from Knitworthy 5

by Ysolda Teague September 18, 2018

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Polwarth Triangle Tutorial

by Ysolda Teague July 06, 2016

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Crochet steeks on Cruden

by Daniel Mackay January 21, 2016

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Cabling without a cable needle, on the wrong side — Sarah’s way

by ysoldateague December 18, 2015

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Closed ring cable increases and decreases used in Liebevoll

by ysoldateague September 02, 2015

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