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Holly Blue Knit-along Clue 3 is Live

8th June 2023 KAL 2 min read
Holly Blue Knit-along Clue 3 is Live

Can you believe it? The final clue is here! 

You can now find Clue 3 of the Holly Blue cardigan knit-along in your inboxes and in our pattern workshop. It's time to grab your needles and take on those sleeves. 

There will be no knitter left behind as we zoom past sleeve island and on to the finishing bands and blocking. We are very excited to see you all with your finished cardigans very soon!

Don't worry if you haven't finished Clue 2 yet. It's more important that you enjoy the knit-along at your own pace and you have a garment that you are thrilled with! 

Follow along with our knit-along Clue 3

In this clue, we will be finishing our sleeves as well as our neck and button bands.

In this clue, pay close attention to your sleeve size and where your Bumblebee lace sleeve motif will be positioned. This will also be the first motif that you work in the round!

Your pattern workshop has step-by-step tutorials on:

  • Picking Up Sleeve Stitches
  • Sleeve Decrease
  • Bumblebee Sleeve Motif
  • Sleeve Edging 
  • Picking Up Neck Edging Stitches
  • Neck Ribbing
  • Neck Bind Off
  • Picking Up Button Band Stitches
  • Front Band Ribbing
  • Working Buttonhole
  • Blocking

You can find all of your KAL step-by-step videos right here and if you're just finding out about our spring 2023 knit-along you can join us here. 

Holly Blue Caridgan Knitalong 2023 Clue 3

Clue 2 and Clue 3 Prizes

Don't forget you still have time to post your knit-along wip in Knithub or on social with the tag #HOLLYBLUEKAL before we choose our clue 2 winner! Carol will choose and announce a clue 2 winner on June 14th 2023. 

Our final prize will be announced on June 22nd 2023. As with our other clues, the winner will be chosen from finished photos of the Holly Blue Cardigan in our Knithub or on social tagged with #HOLLYBLUEKAL. 


Holly Blue Knit-along Clue 3 FAQ

How do I change the sleeve size?

When you are working sleeves from the top down, you will have a lot of scope to change the size to suit your body shape. Check your body measurements against the schematic and decide if you need more or less room on the sleeve. Then you can calculate the number of stitches you will need and adjust the increase frequency.

How do I adjust my sleeve length?

This is one of the biggest advantages of knitting seamlessly from the top down, you can adjust the sleeve length to suit your body and your preference. Like 3/4 length sleeves? No problem! When you are knitting your sleeve from the top down you can knit to the length that suits you. You may need to make adjustments to the number and placement of your sleeve decreases if you're making a big adjustment in length. Guidance will be given in the tips for this club.

How do I change the buttonhole spacing?

The buttonholes are worked after your body is complete by picking up stitches for the band and working it from the side. If you have adjusted the length of your garment you may also want to adjust the number of buttons and the spacing of them. Carol will give you some tips on how to visually change the spacing of those buttonholes using moveable markers to see where they will and on your cardigan.

About the Author

Carol Feller

Carol trained as a structural engineer, and she brings that love of analysing structure into her knitting, creating complex patterns that are easy to understand, while her approach to process is all about testing and playing, and making mistakes along the way. That’s where the joy lies!

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