Oh, I love KALs so much!
I started with Dirty Martini and I just can't stop!!
Well, a new season is coming and we need a new featherweight sweater to wear. Isn't true?!
So, if the sweater is worked in Holst Garn Supersoft and it weighs less then 200 grams...
Can you resist? Me, not...
Soft Stones is 50% discounted until Sunday, April 26 at midnight (Rome Time) as pre-order.
The full pattern will be ready for download on April 27, 2015.
Join the fun to the Soft Stones Knit-A-Long! The KAL will run from May 1st to July 1st, 2015. All info in my Ravelry Group here.
Everyone can partecipate at any time and any finished sweater published by the deadline will receive one free pattern from my Ravelry Store!
Are you still here?
I'm waiting for you on Ravelry!
Yes, I understand the compulsion to cast on that invades you when you have the perfect yarn for the perfect pattern and the perfect day to start this new project that you admired so much and you never found the time to start.
I also know how do you feel when the project of your heart reveals actually a tiny sweater maybe good for your teen niece... or a huge, shapeless thing that makes you look half tall and twice as wide!
Why? Where did I go wrong?!
Did you swatch to test your gauge? And, did you wash and block your swatch?
You need to do a correct gauge swatch before starting any garment and many accessories!
What is a gauge swatch and where I take it?
Gauge refers to the number of stitches and rows/rounds that a knitter makes per inch/cm using a certain yarn weight and needle size. Gauge varies from knitter to knitter: everyone can achieve a different gauge using the same yarn and needle size suggested in a pattern, so you should find the recommended gauge with your style and appropriated needles.
A swatch is a square or a rectangle that shown the knitting stitches used in a garment. It should be more than 4 inches/10 cm in depth and width and big enough to show off a whole pattern repeat (for example a lace chart or a cable panel repeat).
Once obtained your swatch, you should soak and block it as the pattern suggest and you will have your final swatch!
Congrats, let's start knitting!
Hello, I'm Ela.
I live with my family in northern Italy, in a lucky green oasis at the borders of the agricultural park near Milan.
I'm a mom of one wonderful teen daughter and two terrific dogs, a happy wife, an independent knitwear designer, a yarn maniac and an amateur chef.