kal knit-along

  1. Sjön Knitalong 1 - Material, information och inspiration

    Sjön Knitalong 1 - Material, information och inspiration

    Ryktet är sant, snart startar höstens knitalong!

    Jag heter Sofia Kammeborn och jag kommer att handleda dig genom stickningen av en kofta i islandsgarn.

    Nu ska vi sticka en kofta som heter Sjön. Det är ett Järbomönster, designat av Ingalill Johansson och den stickas i Léttlopi. Mönstret finns på svenska, engelska, norska, danska och finska och du hittar det alldeles gratis här. 

    Min nya kofta är redan en favorit som jag vet att jag kommer att använda mycket. Mönstret till Sjön har funnits ett tag och då rekommenderats att sticka i Léttlopi men med ett annat garn (som inte längre finns kvar) som kontrastfärg. Inför denna knitalong har mönstret uppdaterats av Madelene på Järbo, bland annat med ett nytt diagram och med tydligare instruktioner. Jag har stickat upp koftan efter det nya mönstret i två bruna toner av Léttlopi.

    Tanken med denna

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  2. Skyskrapa sweater - video and picture tutorials

    Skyskrapa sweater - video and picture tutorials

    Time for sweater knitting!

    Skyskrapa is a ease and fun children's sweater that is a seamless knit from top to bottom. Choose five favorite colors in soft and comfortable Alpe, an untreated DK wool yarn.

    Maybe this is the first time you try to knit with two colors at the same time? Perfect!

    The social part, where you can see other people's color choices, projects and publish their own pictures and thoughts is going on in the facebook group Sticka Skyscrapa (mostly in swedish, but participate in the language that your are comfortable with).

    If you do not have a facebook you can ask questions in the comments below, or email me at madelene.linderstam@jarbo.se.

    HERE you'll find the free pattern

    If you're new to knitting the blog entry below will help

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  3. Summer cardigan - Part 4

    Summer cardigan - Part 4

    We are now coming to the grand finale of the Summer Cardigan knit-along! This week, we’ll knit the front button/buttonhole bands and the pockets! You’ll also have a chance to add that little something extra in the form of charming buttons and ribbon. It will be exciting to see what you choose!

    Knitting the front button and buttonhole bands

     It is practical to knit the front bands before cutting the steek open because the bands offer additional stabilization before the cutting. It is also easier to work with the whole garment when the cardigan front pieces are still connected. 

    Pick up and knit the recommended number of stitches along each front following the information in the pattern. So that the front bands won’t be either too tight or too loose, pick up and knit 3 stitches for every 4 rows. In other words, skip about every 4t

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  4. Summer cardigan - Part 3

    Summer cardigan - Part 3

    Are you ready for knitting the sleeves? That’s exactly what we’ll be doing this week. You are warmly welcome to the third part of our summer cardigan knit-along!

    PICKING UP AND KNITTING NEW STITCHES

    Just as for the body, the sleeves will be knitted in the round. We will supplement the live stitches saved for each sleeve with new stitches picked up and knitted in the stitches we cast on at the underarms when dividing for the body and sleeves.

     Start off by sliding the live stitches saved for one sleeve onto a short circular or divide them onto a set of double-pointed needles (dpn).

     Beginning at the center of the underarm, pick up and knit half the total number of stitches across the underarm: insert the needle into the center of the stitch in the row below the cast-on and bring the yarn through as if to knit.

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  5. Summer cardigan - Part 2

    Summer cardigan - Part 2

    Welcome back! This week, we’ll continue knitting our summer cardigan, focusing on the body. After a flying start with a Latvian braid, shaping the yoke with increases and increase rounds, as well as the two-color stranded colorwork panel, we’ll take it easier now with a large section of stockinette in the round. This would be a good time to choose a recorded book you’ve been longing to “read,” so you can listen and immerse yourself in exciting stories while you knit.

    Even in this section, though, you’ll find a few small challenges!  As in last week’s part, I’ll take you through the knitting step by step.

     

    Dividing the body and sleeves

    The cardigan will now be divided into its components – the body and two sleeves. This is done by dividing the stitches of the yoke into two small sections and one large piece. When dividing the yoke i

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  6. Summer cardigan - Part 1

    Summer cardigan - Part 1

    Hello and welcome to part 1 of the Summer Cardigan KAL (knit-a-long)!

    This week we get underway by starting with the stranded colorwork yoke. Just think how much fun it will be finally loop the delightful Kambgarn around your needles.

    As preparation for beginning, you should already have taken your measurements, chosen your size, and knit a gauge swatch to make sure that your gauge matches the gauge listed in the pattern. Have you done all that? Good – now we’re ready to get going!

    Casting on

    Cast on with the classic long-tail cast-on, the method which, I would guess, is the one you learned in beginning knitting class.

    Ribbing

    The ribbing for the neckband is worked back and forth, as indicated in the pattern instructions. There is an edge stitch at each sid

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  7. Sommarkoftan: Materialinlägg

    Sommarkoftan: Materialinlägg

    Vill du sticka en somrig kofta med mig (Maja) i sommar? I så fall är du varmt välkomna till en ny Knit-along med oss här på Järbo Garn!

    Under sommaren kommer vi att sticka #sommarkoftan tillsammans steg för steg. Koftan är designad av mig, exklusivt för detta tillfälle, och det är också jag som håller i själva knit-alongen. Den här gången assisterad av min fantastiska kollega Madelene! Som vanligt samlas vi i en Facebookgrupp där ni som deltar kan ställa frågor, visa upp era alster och få tips och inspiration. I dag (torsdag den 20/6) publiceras mönstret i sin helhet. Det är för att du ska ha ett gott underlag när du väljer storlek och garnmängd. Vi vill helt enkelt skapa goda förutsättningar, för att din KAL-upplevelse ska bli så bra som möjligt!

    Här kan du se mönstret i sin helhet redan nu.

    Tekniska moment som ingår

    • Rundstickning uppifrån och ned
    • Lettis
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