Christmas Knit-A-Long: Pattern part two
The second part of our K-A-L pattern is here – this week we are tackling the front of the sweater! Read on to download it, find out about the techniques involved and get our top tips.
Well done to all of you who have completed the first part of the pattern! It has been great to read how proud people are of their progress so far and taking on new challenges. Judging by all the incredible photos I’ve seen, you’re all knitting fabulously and I am seriously impressed by the quality and colour choices!
Update: 17/11/2014 16:30 GMT: Click on the button below to download the updated version of the pattern to knit the front.
All the best,
Jenni & the LoveKnitting team
The front part of the pattern will see some honeycomb cabling, which is a great stitch pattern that is easy to follow. Click here to learn more about the honeycomb cable.
Monica’s top tips
This pattern is made by knitwear designer and teacher Monica Russel of The KnitKnacks. Before starting, make sure you read Monica’s tips for knitting the front:
- I love working with a wooden cable needle as the stitches never fall off!
- Use a strand of a different coloured yarn to mark where you start the armhole shaping- this makes sewing up the garment much easier.
Monica will be available to answer questions and offer more advice on Monday 17th November, 3-4 pm, so you if have any questions for her, simply comment at the bottom of this blog and she will reply then. I will also be here everyday to answer any burning questions!
Share your progress
I’ll be sharing my progress tomorrow, 14th November, so make sure to take a look and let me know what you think. It’s wonderful to hear where you are all knitting from, who you are knitting for and why, so keep your comments coming! And don’t forget, you can also show us your progress by uploading your pictures too.
All you need to do is:
1. Click on ‘choose file’, where you can select an image from your computer
2. Write your comments in the box
3. Click on ‘post comment‘ to submit it.
We’d love to see how your project is coming to life so go ahead and share your progress with us and the rest of the lovely KAL knitters.
Just found us? Want to download the first part of the pattern? Find it here.
Last updated: November 18th, 2014.