Christmas Knit-A-Long: Pattern part one
Let’s get the LoveKnitting festive Knit-A-Long started with the first part of the pattern! Read on to find out more, download the pattern and get our top tips.
We’re kicking off our Christmas KAL with instructions to knit the back of the baby jumper, to download them, click on the link below.
This part of the pattern will take on the stranded snowflakes, which are knitted using the stranding method. Inside your pattern download you will find a knitting chart to follow. If this is your first time following a chart or trying stranded knitting, read our handy guide on how to read a chart. Click here to read the guide.
When you work the snowflake chart, you’ll need to join in colour B (white), if you haven’t done this before, don’t worry! It truly is simple. Read this guide for joining on a new ball of yarn.
Monica’s top tips
Before starting, make sure you read Monica’s tips for working the chart;
- The chart is read from right to left on the right side of the garment and from left to right on the back of the garment.
- Use a piece of paper or smartphone to write down which line you are on, so that if you need to stop knitting, you’ll know where you need to pick up when you go back to it.
- When stranding yarns, twist colours every 2-3 sts to avoid large loops on the back of your work.
Monica will be available to answer questions and offer more advice on Monday 10th 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 for the rest of the time to answer any burning questions!
Share your progress
I’ll be sharing my progress tomorrow, 7th November, so make sure to take a look and let me know what you think! But we also want to see yours. You may have noticed a new feature in our comment box… you can now upload pictures! 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.
You can also follow my progress and upload your projects on Twitter, mentioning @loveknittingcom and using hashtag #LKKAL. Click the button below to find us.
This pattern is made by knitwear designer and teacher Monica Russel of The KnitKnacks.
Ready, set, get knitting!
Last updated: November 7th, 2014.