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16 Weeks of Weekender Milestone 2: Cast On!

Not sure what this is? Check out the 16 Weeks of Weekender master post here! It's finally cast-on week! I know it's been a little confusing because the blog post is going up today (the 17th) but the actual big cast-on date is the 24th. Hopefully, it will become clear why the post is going up before the actual cast on date. The tubular cast on is a tricky trick to master and today I'm sharing some tips that might save you a little bit of frustration! The Weekender Sweater uses a Long Tail Tubular Cast On for the bottom hems. This cast on is invisible and stretchy which makes it an excellent choice for sweater hems. Andrea Mowry provided a...

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16 Weeks of Weekender Milestone 1: Swatching

  Not sure what this is? Check out the 16 Weeks of Weekender master post here! Any garment project that you knit should start with a swatch. We covered swatching and gauge earlier this year in the Getting Gauge Series. There’s even a post dedicated to swatching like a pro. After you’ve swatched, post a picture of it to Instagram then come back there to the comments and let us know how it went? What size needles did you end up with? How do you like your swatch? Do you have any special swatching tips to share? Remember to use the hashtags #colorfuleclectic and #16weeksofweekender in your Instagram posts! A mod will check your post and add your points.  ...

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Announcing the 16 Weeks of Weekender KAL!

  The Weekender is a simple worsted weight pullover, knit from the bottom up with drop sleeves. Classy details like a tubular cast-on and short rows make this simple sweater anything but boring! The Weekender is an excellent pattern for beginner and expert garment knitters alike.  image c/o Andrea Mowry on Ravelry   This KAL is all about process and participation. Instead of finished objects being entered into the prize pools, you gain points for each milestone you complete. Milestones are things like completing the tubular cast on, separating for the sleeves, blocking, etc. See the full list of milestones below. Completing each milestone will earn you one point. One point = one entry into the prize pool!   How...

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