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16 Weeks of Weekender Milestone 13: First Sleeve

Not sure what this is? Check out the 16 Weeks of Weekender master post here! Welcome to Sleeve Island!  This week, we pick up armhole stitches, decrease for a while, then knit a ribbed cuff with another tidy tubular bind-off. Some enterprising knitters knit sleeves 2 at a time on a magic loop. I prefer to knit them one at a time. I leave stitch markers in each decrease round on the first sleeve, then transfer them to the second sleeve as I knit each decrease round. This is an easy way to make sure I have the same number of decrease rounds on each sleeve! Do you have any sleeve knitting hacks?  If you're participating in the knitalong, post a...

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16 Weeks of Weekender: Week 12, Catch-up Week

NOT SURE WHAT THIS IS? CHECK OUT THE 16 WEEKS OF WEEKENDER MASTER POST HERE! Welcome to the final catch-up week! After this week, we're off to sleeve island (why do we call it that, anyways?) so take this opportunity to get your Weekender vest looking just right before moving on to the sleeves! For this week's post, show us your progress and let everyone know how many sweaters you've knit! As with the last Catch-Up Week, this week we're featuring some Instagram posts that are particularly enjoyable or inspiring! @oneofakate revels in her Weekender Vest before heading off to add sleeves. @stinafp flaunts a perfect tubular bind-off in Colorful Eclectic's Stonewall colorway. @ewesyouryarn is working with a perfectly juicy colorway!...

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16 Weeks of Weekender Milestone 11: Join Shoulders

Not sure what this is? Check out the 16 Weeks of Weekender master post here!   After this milestone, you will have a cool Weekender VEST. So close! To join the shoulders, we will be using a three-needle bind off. Which sounds kind of intimidating. THREE NEEDLES!?!? How on earth? No worries, it's way easier than it sounds. Andrea Mowry provides a well-written description of the three needle bind off. However, if a more visual learner, check out this tutorial from Purl Soho. Remember to work the three needle bind off with the garment right side out. The exposed seam is a fun design detail! I can't wait to see your Weekender vests!  If you're participating in the knitalong, post...

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16 Weeks of Weekender Milestone 10: Front and Bind Off Neck

Not sure what this is? Check out the 16 Weeks of Weekender master post here!   This week is just a rewind of the past 2 weeks. The front and back are knit exactly the same so I don't have a tutorial to share with you. Instead, why don't you tell us all where you knit? Do you have a favorite spot in your home? Maybe a cafe you frequent? A transit knitter, perhaps? We want to know! Share on Instagram and here :) If you're participating in the knitalong, post a picture of your first 4" to Instagram, then come back here and leave a quick comment about it. Remember to use the hashtags #colorfuleclectic and #16weeksofweekender in your Instagram posts! A mod will check...

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16 Weeks of Weekender Milestone 9: Bind Off the Neck

Not sure what this is? Check out the 16 Weeks of Weekender master post here! Things are really coming together this week! At this point, I feel like it's really becoming a sweater, ya know? This week's technique is the tubular bind-off. We're only binding off the neck hole; the shoulder stitches will remain on holders. The long-tail tubular bind off can be hard to conceptualize but once you do, it makes tons of sense. What we're doing is creating 2 parallel lines of stitches, then Kitchener stitching them together. Here's a link to a great tutorial, again from Purl Soho. Cuff-down sock knitters will be familiar with Kitchener stitch, but in case you need a tutorial, there's one linked in...

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