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Mossy Way KAL Tutorials

September 04, 2017

Welcome to the Mossy Way KAL!

There are several interesting techniques to learn along the way on this sweater and I've put together some video tutorials to guide you. You can purchase the pattern and yarn on Love Knitting here.

To begin with I've put an introduction together for the sweater and how the KAL will work.

NOTE:When you purchase you will receive only an information pdf.  Every time a new clue comes out you'll have to check your LoveKnitting library to download it.

KAL Timing
Clue 1: 20th of October, 2017
Clue 2: 3rd of November, 2017

Clue 3: 17th of November, 2017
Clue 4: 1st of December, 2017

As an added bonus, with every clue I send out I’ll include a section on modifications giving hints on how to make minor changes as you go along.

Support will be provided along the way through the ravelry group. 

SIZES
To Fit Actual Bust Circumference Up To: 32.25 (35.25, 38.5, 41.5, 44.5, 47.5, 50.5, 53.5, 56.75)" / 82 (89.5, 98, 105.5, 113, 120.5, 128.5, 136, 144) cm
7-10" / 18 – 25.5 cm positive ease recommended.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Finished Bust Circumference: 39.25 (42.25, 45.5, 48.5, 51.5, 54.5, 57.5, 60.5, 63.75)" / 99.5 (107.5, 115.5, 123, 131, 138.5, 146, 153.5, 162) cm
Size 42.5" / 108.5 cm modelled with 7.75"/ 20 cm positive ease.
Length: 20.5 (21, 21.75, 22.25, 22.25, 23.5, 23.75, 25, 25.75)" / 52 (53.5, 55, 56.5, 57, 59.5, 60.5, 63.5, 65.5) cm

MATERIALS
Yarn
The Yarn Collective 'Bloomsbury DK' (100% Merino; 263 yds / 240 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g); colours: Moss (107) 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins
Needles & Notions

2 x US size 6 / 4 mm circular needles, 32" / 80 cm long (or longer for larger sizes)
US size 6 / 4 mm dpns if magic loop not used for sleeves
Always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed, as every knitter's gauge is unique.
Tapestry needle, stitch markers, stitch holders, waste yarn.

GAUGE
21 sts and 28 rows = 4" / 10 cm in St St
25 sts and 28 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Ribbing
10-st Cable Braid meas 1.25" / 3 cm across

Now that clue 1 has been released I have more detailed tutorial videos to share with you.

Clue 1 starts with the left side of the yoke, worked from side-to side. As this is worked in ribbing you will need to increase in ribbing and also decrease in ribbing.

For help working increases in Ribbing:

 

For help working Decreases in Ribbing:

 

Now that clue 1 is finished it's time to move on to clue 2! Now we will pick up stitches (from the wrong side!) for the left side of the yoke and this side will be worked as a mirror image of the right side. Once this is finished stitches are picked at the front and at the back (separately) and the upper yoke is worked down.

I've done 2 videos for this clue to help you out.

The first one will show you how to pick up stitches for the left side of the yoke:

 

The second video talks about the lower yoke and yarn management with hand dyed yarns:

 

Lets get ready for clue 3. This clue works on the body; initially you'll join the body in the round and then work in the round from that point to the bottom.

Here's a video on how to join in the round:

While you are working in the round you'll need to alternate skeins of yarns if you are using hand dyed yarn. This video shows a great way of doing this using Helical Stripes:

 We have now come to the final clue for the KAL, the sleeves. To work the sleeves you pick up the stitches on either side of the held stitches and work from the top down. The sleeve decreases continue on from the shoulder decreases in the same location.

I've put a video together to help you pick up the sleeve stitches:

 

 

 

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