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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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A Little Something for You

Thank you so much for your overwhelmingly positive response to Here Comes the Sun, our Valentine's Day colorway for 2019! We have put together a little gift to say thank you for your support. Please enjoy these free downloads to use as your computer or smartphone desktop background! Simply right-click, ctrl-click, or long press to save to your device. For Your Computer Fullscreen Resolution or Widescreen Resolution For Your Phone Download now Download now Thanks again for your support. Remember to spread the love this Valentine's Day. Click here to shop Here Comes the Sun.

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Wardrobe Building: Permission to Change

Creating a plan to build your wardrobe can be very fun and energizing. Rewarding, too, if you stick to it and see your plans come to fruition. But it can also be stressful if you put too much stake into it. If you’re on social media, you may feel the pressure to “keep up” or produce new handmades all the time. This post is a reminder to be gentle with yourself. Everyone experiences highs and lows - and that includes motivation to knit! This post will go over common reasons why we lose interest in our plans, and ways to deal with them. Why? There are many reasons why a plan that you were passionate about 2 months ago now...

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