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August 16, 2019
Welcome everyone to my Rusty Lines KAL!
To get started you need to purchase your Rusty Lines sweater (here) and get ready to swatch!
You can join in the KAL fun on Ravelry or my Facebook Group.
Get your yarn ready and start swatching - you can either purchase a yarn kit here or use yarn from your stash of LYS.
Each new clue will be sent to you as a pdf date and includes the next section of the pattern.
To get started you want to begin by swatching. This is a little different because the garment is knit on the bias so it is useful to kit a biased swatch.
Learn how to in this video:
This section of the pattern will create the yoke. It starts at the back of the neck, working outwards to the neck width.
When this is complete you will cast on the stitches for the front of the neck and work front and back in the round together.
Increases for both the front and back at the same time (working in the round) until you have reached the width of the body.
Now that you have the number of stitches you need you want to work vertically downwards on the front and back separately maintaining the biased pattern. When you have completed the yoke to the bottom of the armholes it will look like this.
When you are working your increases you are just doing a yarnover and then on the next row you work that yarnover through the back loop to close the hole.
This video will give you an overview of how the yoke is worked, showing how each section fits together.
On clue 2 we will move onto working the body. You begin by joining in the round again, then working the biased pattern with no increases all the way down to the desired length.
There are 2 new videos to help you with that;
How to work a CDD:
Plus a video on how you measure length when working on the bias:
Once you have achieved your desired length you will now want to 'fill in' those biased triangles.
You start the first one like this:
And the second one is then worked:
We are now moving on to the very end of the sweater, and all that is left to be finished are the sleeves! Check out the video that talks about how the sleeves are worked.