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Summertime Trades Knit-a-long!

For the next Colorful Eclectic knitalong, we will be knitting Time Trades by Caitlin Hunter of Boyland Knitworks (link to pattern). Special thanks to Carly for suggesting this pattern! We like this pattern for a summer KAL because it’s light and lacy but warm enough to keep you from shivering in a heavily air-conditioned office or restaurant. Time Trades is a large, parallelogram-shaped shawl that is knit on the bias. The multicolor effect is created by using a 5 mini-skein gradient and 2 coordinating full skeins of sock yarn. We recommend Colorful Eclectic Pathfinder (75/25 Superwash Merino/Nylon). Liz has come up with four beautiful kits for Time Trades, have a look at them here. The gradient sets are also available separately! This multi-colored shawl...

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16 Weeks of Weekender Milestones 14-16: Second Sleeve, Blocking, and FOs!

NOT SURE WHAT THIS IS? CHECK OUT THE 16 WEEKS OF WEEKENDER MASTER POST HERE! Congrats, Weekender finishers! To address the elephant in the room: yes, this KAL was supposed to end almost a week ago. And the blog posts for the last 2 weeks didn't go up as scheduled, either. For this, I am sorry. Life got in the way and got me down.  Your FO posts to Instagram have not gone unnoticed. The finished Weekenders are gorgeous! If you have been waiting for the blog posts to share your Weekender, here it is. This is a summary post for weeks 14-16. If you leave a comment here, it will count as your check-in for weeks 14,15, and 16. Any...

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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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