Azalea Tips

Welcome to the Azalea Tips page! The below tutorials were originally created as part of the Azalea Knitalong in the Spring of 2021, and I have them now available to everyone. Each tutorial walks you through a particular section of the pattern, from picking a size to blocking (and everything in between).

Please Note: many of the photos/imagery used in these tutorials may show the original version of the pattern which was published by Manos del Uruguay/Fairmount Fibers (if you have this version, it says “Manos del Uruguay” at the top of the cover page). In April 2022, I was able to self-publish the design under my Elizabeth Smith Knits brand as well and although the pattern is the same, the verbiage and photography are different. I just wanted to mention that should you be confused that the pattern imagery in some of these tutorials is different than the latest version of the pattern.

If you need pattern details (or need to purchase the pattern), you can do so on Ravelry or on my website.

Azalea Tutorials

Tutorial 1: Getting Started
Picking size & yarn options
Azalea KAL - Swatching - Featured image
Tutorial 2: Swatching
Gauge swatching your Azalea
Tutorial 3: Alternating Skeins
Tips for hand-dyed yarns
Tutorial 4: Casting-On
The first few rounds
Tutorial 5: Diamond Eyelet Hem
Tips on the eyelet pattern
Tutorial 6: The Body
Tips on working the body
Tutorial 7: Dividing Row
Separating Front/Back
Tutorial 8: Front Armhole
Tips on Upper Front
Tutorial 9: Shoulder Shaping
Working wrap & turn short rows
Tutorial 10: Neck Shaping
Sloped bind-off method
Tutorial 11: The Back
Picking up underarm stitches
Tutorial 12: Joining Shoulders
Working Three Needle Bind-Off
Tutorial 13: Armhole Edgings or Adding Longer Sleeves
Picking up + Magic Loop, and tips on adding longer sleeves.
Tutorial 14: Weaving in Ends
Tips on Weaving in Ends
Tutorial 15: Blocking
Tips on Blocking Azalea