Be Mine Sweater - Week 1 Knitalong Tutorials
Alrighty guys, it's time to get our needles humming and knitting this stunning sweater! Watch my quick intro video to find out more about what you can expect from me along the way. I also go into how the sweater is knit in more detail. Please head over to Facebook and join our KAL group or if Ravelry is more your thing, join our group here.
Let's dive into the pattern. In the first tutorial video, I go over gauge in a chunky/slubby yarn and guide you through the first portion of the sleeve increases.
Key things to keep in mind:
* Don't skip the gauge swatch! 2 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch is your goal although a little under or over that is Ok. If your gauge is coming out to 3 stitches per inch, I'd recommend going up a needle size. If this sweater is knit too tightly, the loftiness of the yarn can get lost. It becomes heavier and a more densely knit sweater. So I encourage you to keep it loose and let the yarn BREATHE!
* In the video I walk you through how to do a M1L and a M1R stitch.
* Lastly - make sure you are keeping track of which row you are on so that you don't lose count! I actually prefer writing this down on a piece of pattern - so I made a vertical list of the rows (1-6 here) and then I mark the row off as I go. Others prefer using a stitch counter app - I have the app, Stitch Counter, that totally works. I just recommend keeping track, whatever you do!
* This week try to finish your the left sleeve portion, stopping at the section titled 'Body'
Thank you again for joining me! Please post photos of your work in progress in our groups and on instagram with the #knitcollageKAL I can't wait to see your work!
Hugs ~ Amy