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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

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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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16 Weeks of Weekender Milestone 8: The Back

Not sure what this is? Check out the 16 Weeks of Weekender master post here! FINALLY we're out of the round! But it's not too crazy, just knitting back and forth, some gentle short-row shaping, and ribbing for the shoulders.  The only thing here that might be tricky is the short rows. Andrea Mowry includes a tutorial in the pattern - this one from Purl Soho. This tutorial is one of the best. My advice is to read the whole thing first to get your bearings (find the headings -that's the helpful part). If you follow these instructions, you shouldn't end up with any holes in your short rows! Let us know how the short rows go for you in the...

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Top 5: Best First Sweaters

  Have you decided to delve into the world of sweater knitting? Welcome! The process of choosing your first sweater can be daunting - you don't want to get out of your depth but you also don't want to make something you won't wear. It can be a hard balance to strike, so we've compiled a list of our favorite beginner knitting patterns! The criteria we used for this list are: it should be stylish - something you will actually wear it should be uncomplicated - straightforward design helps new knitters understand sweater construction it should help you become a better sweater knitter - by gently incorporating sweater-specific techniques While this list was compiled for beginners, these patterns are great for all...

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