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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Vinnaren i vår Sommarkofta-tävling är utsedd

    Vinnaren i vår Sommarkofta-tävling är utsedd

    Oj, det var verkligen inte lätt att välja ut en vinnare i vår tävling!

    Ni skickade in så många kreativa och inspirerande texter om era drömkoftor. Ni ser färgkombinationer i fiske, sommarstugor, motorcyklar... och allt däremellan. Häftigt - och stort tack till er alla som deltog!

    Vinnaren är Linda Alfons som beskriver en drömkofta att matcha med favoritklänning och skymningshimmel. Dessutom är Linda student och får nu muntra upp sommarjobbandet med stickning!

    Här kan ni Läsa Lindas egna ord om hennes blivande Sommarkofta:

    I mina drömmar har koftan grundfärgen peacock och glacier green som mönsterfärg. För att petrolblått är min älsklingsfärg och den ljust gröna färgen ser ut att vara den samma som på min finaste sommarfestklänning. En sådan klänning som passar på midsommar, men som förstås blir alldeles för tunn när det kyler på om kvällen. Då behöver jag en sommarkofta som passar till, både till klänningen och utomhustemperaturen. Färgerna är tydli

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