We all know finishing can make a project look “homemade” or “handmade.” I’ve written several Tuesday Tips on seaming. We’ve looked as seaming garter stitch, shoulders, and even tackled the dreaded topic of selvedge edge and mattress stitch. No matter how wonderful your seaming, if your ends are not woven in well, your piece will look homemande. So the question is: how do you weave in ends? The answer is, there is more than one answer . . . so, I am going to devote a few Tuesday tips to the topic of
Many of you have sent wonderful suggestions for Tuesday Tips. You’ve emailed and left comments, and asked for some fabulous stuff. Sure, there have been plenty of fancy requests, but by far the most frequently requested tutorials involve seaming.
We’ve explored the shoulder seam, and this month we turn our attention to
Many of you have sent wonderful suggestions for Tuesday Tips. There’s been a lot of interest in seaming and other finishing techniques. We’ve explored the shoulder seam, and we will be visiting other basic seaming techniques in future Tuesday Tips.
Today we’re going to explore a really fun one, the . . .
The cross back (or shoulder to shoulder measurement) is the most important measurement in a set in sleeve sweater and the hardest to get right.
On my Ravelry group we are getting ready to start the Corcoran Knit Along (starting June 20th, 2016). * The KAL will be filled with video tutorials and how tos (exclusive to the KAL participants) including one on how to read a schematic and choose the right size.
EDIT – The KAL / Sweater classes are still available for sale on Ravelry and the videos and message boards never expire.
Choosing the right size is the most vital step to a happy sweater. A few weeks ago we looked at how to measure armhole depth, now it’s time to look at . . .
One of the things that can make or break a sweater is your armhole depth. If it’s too tight, your sweater will bunch under the arm (not to mention be very uncomfortable), if it’s too loose your sweater can look sloppy.
On my Ravelry group we run video sweater KALs several times a year. The KALs are filled with video tutorials and how tos (exclusive to the KAL participants) and there’s always information on picking the right size.
You can find out more about my video sweater classes here
I am so excited to be running my first (of many) KALs on my Ravelry group. There will be tons of teaching and fun along the way. Think of it like a sweater class for the price of a pattern! Not only that, I’ve arranged for the wonderful yarn store FiberWild to be our official yarn supplier for our KAL yarn (at an amazing discount, plus free shipping on orders over $75!). You can order your Classic Elite Song, as well as any needles or notions you’ll need.
$7 – Use promo code: Cor2016 during the presale period before June 20 and get 10% off!
After Aug. 15th the pattern alone will be $7, the pattern with how tos, 15 video tutorials, and modification notes will be $12.
CLICK HERE for more information
TO ADD TO SHOPPING CART
For a while now I’ve been writing a column for Creative Knitting called Patty’s Purls of Wisdom. Knitter’s send in their questions, ala Dear Abbey, and I answer them. It’s full of all kinds of knitting advice, this knitter asked a brilliant question that is more complex than you think.