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Unraveling Sweaters - Adding in some body shaping

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Unraveling Sweaters - Adding in some body shaping

Once again, I've got homework assigned to me after a Virtual Knit Night. LOL, it even comes from a teacher. ;) We had a great discussion on adding some body shaping to the Grouse Creek sweater. I promised I would share it in writing here. Hopefully it all makes sense. If not, you can alway go back and watch the Facebook Live from last night. As always, if you have questions, feel free to comment below or send them to me directly through the store.   So the Grouse Creek has no shaping in the body. This means you just...

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Unraveling Sweaters - Getting started

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Unraveling Sweaters - Getting started

Now that you've got the right needles and you've done your gauge swatch, it's time to start your sweater. Woo hoo! Getting the yarn on the needles, you'll want to do a stretchy cast on to accommodate the ribbing that comes next. Long tail cast on is a great one for this as it gives some extra stretch. A lot of patterns have some short row shaping to lower the neckline at the front. This is done at the back of the neck with wrap and turns. I know wrap and turns can be a little confusing, so check out...

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Unraveling Sweaters - Before you begin

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Unraveling Sweaters - Before you begin

Sweaters can be a bit intimidating when it comes to thinking about knitting one. It's a larger project that requires many details. And what if it doesn't fit? Too big or too small? Yikes! But I'm here to tell you that it's not that bad. We're going to be going through the steps, with tips and tricks, here on the blog as we knit our Grouse Creek sweaters. As always, you're welcome to stop by Sweet Yarns any time with your project for some in-person help.   Before you begin: There are some things you can do before you start...

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