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  • Curvy Girl Knit-Along, Week 4: Cables!

    CGKAL banner What's up, curvy knitters? We're back again with the Curvy Girl KAL. It's week 4, and we're on to the front of our sweater! How did you do with the last section? Did you finish your back piece? It's great to be moving on to the cable portions now, since they add a little interest and detail.

    curvy girl cabled cardigan

    Don't forget, if you're looking for a place to share your progress or want to chat about the project, you should definitely join our Ravelry group. It's a great place to ask any questions you might have and get feedback from our little KAL community.

    Ready for the Next Section?

    This week we're casting on the left front panel and working up until the decreases start. Much like the back, you'll start off working some ribbing before moving into stockinette stitch. The different here is that instead of knitting these all the way across, at one end you will work the cable. Since we're working the left, the cable will be on the left side of the piece. Also, make sure you are following the correct chart! The two front panels use cables that twist in opposite directions, like they're moving toward each other, so there are separate charts.

    Curvy Girl Cabled Cardigan -- left front border

    This piece is where you will want to start using a row counter. It doesn't say to use one in the pattern, but trust me, it makes things much easier when you're keeping track of where to work the cables. That's one of those things that is nearly impossible to visualize. Even the most seasoned knitter will have trouble with that.

    Once you get into the rhythm of the cable and this section, it's actually a pretty easy week. Keep track of your rows, make sure you're working the correct chart, and that's about it!

    Curvy Girl Cabled Cardigan -- left front

    Next week we will finish this panel, starting with decreases for the v-neck and shaping the armhole. Are you getting excited about this piece? I don't know about any of you, but I can't wait to be able to wear this sweater. It's going to be a great winter staple.

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  • Bundle Up in a Large and Luxurious Wrap

    The temperatures are starting to dip, so it's time to make something to help you bundle up. How about a cozy wrap or one of our many gorgeous super scarves? We have so many different items you can make to keep you warm that you'll be able to find something to suit any style and any age. Whether you crochet or knit, you won't have to worry about catching a chill, so you'll be able to chill out and enjoy the fall and winter months.

    Bundle Up At a Discount

    Looking to make big, cozy wraps on a budget? Both of these blanket scarf kits are 20% off! They're chic and stylish, plus they'll keep you super warm. They're also true to their name -- you'll feel like you're wearing a blanket on your shoulders all day long, even when you leave the house! There's something delightful about feeling like you're at home, cuddled up on the couch, even while you're out running errands.

    Try a Super Scarf

    Super scarves are a great, trendy way to cover up. Depending on which one you choose and how you style it, you can look sleek and put together, or really rock a messy-chic look. Style them like your favorite celebrity so you can be super cool while you stay warm.


    Treat Yourself to Coffee and Tea

    These two shawls are reminiscent of your favorite cafe. They're great to throw over your shoulders when it's cool out, or keep on hand for when it isn't quite warm enough indoors. There's a version for you whether you knit or crochet, so you can bundle up no matter your craft.

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  • Sewrella's Crochet Trick or Treat Bag Kits are 20% Off!

    There's still some time before Halloween, and if you want your favorite little ghoul or boy to have a truly unique bag with them on the big night, we've got just the thing: crochet trick-or-treat bags by Sewrella. Available as either a pumpkin or a Frankenstein monster, these kits are now 20% off! Each comes with the pattern and all the yarn you'll need -- just supply your own crochet hook (size H-8 5 mm). For the monster you'll also need a set of eyes.

    Get your kits now, because the sale ends October 21.

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