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7 Lightweight Sweater Patterns for Spring

New Stitch a Day's This Week in Stitches LogoThis week in stitches features…

  • 7 Lightweight Sweater Patterns for Spring
  • Anticipating Spring
  • Answering Your Requests
  • and all of this week’s stitches

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I’m originally from Los Angeles. I spent 27 years there before my wife and I left to travel the country and eventually end up in Colorado. When we decided to stick around after house sitting this summer, it was warm. Not ever having to live in the snow made this winter a not so easy adjustment. And my wife who hates the cold is convinced that I tricked her into staying in CO. But spring is finally around the corner and it is a welcome change.

It’s been a busy week here at NSAD. We have a lot of changes going on behind the scenes that I think you’ll really love. We’re completely redesigning the site from the ground up and adding a bunch of features that will make it easier to use. So look for more info on that in the coming weeks.

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7 Lightweight Sweaters for Spring – click image for pattern

  • Geometric Sweater by Melissa Horozewsk

    Geometric Sweater by Melissa Horozewski ($4.99)

  • Seamless Boatneck Sweater by Jenise Reid

    Seamless Boatneck Sweater by Jenise Reid (C$4.00)

  • Wild Angel by Heather Carney

    Wild Angel by Heather Carney ($6.00)

  • [
    Tabard Vest by Lion Brand Yarn

    Tabard Vest by Lion Brand Yarn (Free)

  • Essential Cardigan by Laura Grutzeck

    Essential Cardigan by Laura Grutzeck ($5.50)

  • 3/4 Sleeve Classic Pullover #80667AD by Lion Brand Yarn

    3/4 Sleeve Classic Pullover #80667AD by Lion Brand Yarn (Free)

  • Diamond Eyelet Wrap Sweater by Rachel Choi

    Diamond Eyelet Wrap Sweater by Rachel Choi ($5.95)

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    Answering Your Requests

    As you may know, we have a Request a Stitch form on our site that allows you to submit your ideas for future tutorials. Well after amassing a large backlog of stitches, we’re finally getting back on schedule for answering your questions!

    In fact most of last week’s stitches came from our audience! So thank you to those of you who have patiently waited to have your question answered and if you’re interested in suggesting a future tutorial feel free to submit your idea by clicking here.

    Just a reminder, we will do our best to answer every request, but submitting a request does not necessarily mean we will do a video on that topic.

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    This Week’s Stitches

    Monday

    How to Knit the Vertical Herringbone Stitch

    Learn how to knit the Vertical Herringbone Stitch

    I have been wanting to do a video on this stitch for a long time. Turns out, it’s pretty easy to do. You should try it.

    Tuesday

    How to Knit: Using a Lifeline when Knitting Lace

    Learn How to Knit Using a Lifeline While Knitting Lace

    Easily one of the most useful tricks you can use to defend against frogging your entire project when knitting lace.

    Wednesday

    How to Knit the Slip Slip Purl Through the Back Loop Decrease (SSP TBL)

    Example of the Slip Slip Purl Through the Back Loop Decrease (SSP TBL) on the purl side

    This is a method of decreasing on the wrong side that matches the slip slip knit through the back loop decrease.

    Thursday

    How to Knit the Popcorn Stitch

    Example of the Popcorn Stitch

    A simple bobble stitch that can be created a couple of different ways.

    Friday

    How to Knit a Traveling Jogless Stripe in the Round

    Example of a stripe with color jog and a jobless stripe

    This technique is a great way to eliminate the jog that often occurs when knitting stripes in the round.

    Saturday

    How to Crochet the Back Post Double Crochet Stitch

    Learn how to Crochet the Front Post Double Crochet Stitch

    This is an stitch can be used to simulate ribbing in your crochet projects!

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    Well that’s all for this week.

    See ya next week!


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