Paola Albergamo


Paola Albergamo

Paola is a former software developer who lives in Rome. She is a life-long knitter, but in the last years, she has discovered so many new techniques and constructions! She wants to try them all, to push their boundaries if possible or to mix them together in unusual ways: Why not combine the brioche stitch with short rows? Or top-down construction sideways? Or lace with colorwork? Or...

Her style and taste favor interesting and/or funny knits to show humor, but the thing she loves most is simply to play and have fun with yarn. Her patterns have been published in Knitty, Knotions, and I Like Knitting.

Projects by Paola Albergamo


Haute Hooded Cowl

This softly draped cowl-hood features a mosaic colorwork central motif. This hooded cowl can be worn as a hood under a jacket to keep out the chill and then lowered to become a cowl once you’ve entered into the safety of the indoors.

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Ready, Set, Stitch: Kitchener Stitch Simplified

This is a method for joining a knitted hem that resuslts in a completely invisible finish. The process is very similar to Kitchener stitch, but not identical since you have only one row of live stitches to join to a row of purl bumps inside the knitted fabric.

 

Pass tapestry needle through the first stitch of

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Morning Dew Poncho Knitting Pattern

Cables, buttons and a high neckline combine to create a classy and chic poncho that will be perfect for an early morning walk. The design also knits up with an asymmetrical look, which adds an edge to this already stunning top.

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Buffalo Plaid Headband & Mitts Set

As fall holidays approach, traveling is inevitable — whether that means going back home to see the family or simply returning from yet another trip to the grocery store! Make sure you have the cozy essentials like the tartan stitch headband and mitts to take care of yourself.

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Mint for You Shrug

On your big day—or any other special occasion—you want to be wearing something that is both personally meaningful and one of a kind. This stunning shrug can live up to that challenge due to the floral lace stitch interspersed with many little shiny beads and its beaded picot bind off.

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Provisional Cast On Tutorial

 

Learn how to do a provisional cast on with this lovely tutorial from Paola Albergamo. You can use this tutorial to help you complete the Boccioli Infinity Scarf from the April 2017 issue of I Like Knitting. Enjoy!

Take a length of waste yarn longer than the length of the finished CO, to comfortably hold all

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Boccioli Infinity Scarf

Boccioli Infinity Scarf

Boccioli (blossoms in Italian) is an infinity scarf worked sideways to the desired length, followed by some grafting. Its boldest feature is in its simple lacework that’s enlivened by small bobbles in a contrasting, yet delicate, color. The lace pattern resembles the leaves of Italian heirloom zucchini, with flowers on the top of some branches, each one presented in different lengths to mimic a natural flowering pattern. The design has intentionally a vintage feel, reminiscent of old-hand embroidery with its small bobbles integrated in the lace stitches and the use of a color choice with mild contrasts.

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Ready, Set, Stitch: How to Knit a Bobble

Steps:

With MC, work to the stitch where to insert the Bobble.

Insert left needle under the yarn between last worked stitch and the one to be worked from front to back (as it to M1L).

With the yarn used for the Bobble, k1 in the backloop, leaving the stitch on needle.

Make a yarn over.

Knit 1 more stitch

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Aurora Boreale Infinity Scarf

Aurora Boreale (Aurora Borealis in Italian) is a cozy infinity scarf entirely worked in brioche stitch in the round, alternating rows worked using only one color with rows worked in two-color brioche stitch. The result is an eye-catching garment featuring icy shades of white and blue.

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