May 30th, 2012

Caeles KAL Week 3

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How did the first part of the sweater go for you? Are you ready to move on to shaping the armholes? You’ll need to know how to work M1R, M1L, M1L-P, and M1R-P increases. This video should help:

Do you have any tips for remembering which one is which? I still haven’t figured out the best way to remember it myself!

Moving on to the fronts, you’ll pick up the stitches at the shoulders and begin working down. You’ll also notice the “dreaded” AT THE SAME TIME makes and appearance. The neck and armhole shaping is worked at the same time, so you’ll want to make sure you do this. I have found it’s handy to write out the directions with both sets of shaping and check them off as complete.

I have notes all over my pattern (and they’re color-coded!). I have highlighted the stitch counts and measurements for the size I’m knitting and I have counting marks and other various notes all over!

Next week, we’ll join the fronts to the back and begin working the body. Do you have any questions so far? Let us know and we’ll answer. Is there anything you’ve encountered so far that you would like to see a video for?

We’d love to see your progress. Head on over to the Ravelry group and share a picture!

Happy Knitting!

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4 Responses to “Caeles KAL Week 3”

  1. Joan Grahlfs Says:

    This sentence works for cables, increases, and decreases:

    I’ll be RIGHT BACK, I LEFT the FRONT door open.

    M1R, go through the back
    M1L, go through the front

    C4B, will turn to right
    C4F, will turn to left

    Joan Grahlfs

  2. Jocelyn Grayson Says:

    I always say “right back” (as in “I’ll be right back”).  So, if you want it to lean to the right, you pick up the strand from the back.

  3. Jocelyn Grayson Says:

     Ha! I should have looked at your comment first!

  4. WEBSmary Says:

    Thanks Joan and Jocelyn! This will help me remember. I love getting tips from our customers!

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