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16 Weeks of Weekender Milestone 7: Separating for Sleeves

Not sure what this is? Check out the 16 Weeks of Weekender master post here! Back to the grind this week! It seems that a lot of you took the "catch-up week" as a "get-ahead" week! That's great, but don't forget to come back and post on the weekly milestones as they go up to ensure that you get your points.  This week, we're finishing off the body and getting ready to knit the front and back separately. So... more stockinette in the round! What we want to know this week is: whatcha watchin'? What do you have on the tv/computer screen/phone as you knit your Weekender? Personally, I've been re-watching all of BuzzFeed Unsolved in preparation for the new...

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Knitter's Toolbox: Joining a New Ball

Today, we're putting another item in our Knitter's Toolbox. The Knitter’s Toolbox series will feature essential techniques for successful knitting projects. Today’s post is about how to join a new ball of yarn. Such a simple, yet fundamental task. This post will go over different methods of starting a new ball of yarn and why some might be better than others. Where to Change Balls At first blush, one might answer, “When you run out of yarn, duh!” However, with a little bit of planning, that new join could become invisible! When you’re working flat, the best time to change out balls of yarn is at the beginning of a new row. When working in the round, change to a...

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16 Weeks of Weekender: Week 6

Not sure what this is? Check out the 16 Weeks of Weekender master post here! This week is a catch-up week which means that you have a little extra time to work on the body before next week. Since there's no milestone this week, we're highlighting some participants who have shared part of their knitting process on Instagram. Excellent Vibes I like these pictures because they exude the fun and coziness that I love about knitting. @ewesyouryarn got creative when measuring the first 4", @oneofakate showed off knitting and crochet in one image, and @kj_sauer gave me some serious snack envy! Speedsters!  This is a 16-week-long KAL, but that proved to be too slow for these knitters! @carolyndaydesigns finished her...

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Fiber Files: BFL

image c/o HennrySeifert on Wikimedia Commons. Edits have been made. Today, we’re back with a new installment in the Fiber Files! Fiber Files are a new series here where we delve into the world of different yarn fibers, where they come from, and how to best use them in your makes! Today, we’re starting with a popular breed of sheep: BFL. BFL is short for Bluefaced Leicester (pronounced like “lester”). The name comes from the breed’s appearance: they have white facial hair over black skin, so their faces appear blue. The breed originated in Leicestershire County in England (hence the second part of the name) but has grown in worldwide popularity since the mid-1900s. BFL ewe and her lambs image...

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16 Weeks of Weekender Milestone 5: Second 4" of the Body

Not sure what this is? Check out the 16 Weeks of Weekender master post here! This week... more stockinette! Personally, I love it! Do you like simple stockinette in the round? This week's prompt is to tell us about your stitch markers. You should have a stitch marker to remind you to slip the middle stitch on the front and back. What does yours look like? Does it have any special significance?  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 your post and add your points. Extra points and prizes are...

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