Sep 12, 2014

Sweetness Pullover KAL Announcement

Announcing plans for the Sweetness Pullover knit-along! The Sweetness Pullover is one of my favorite designs from my new book Graphic Knits, and I'm so excited to make one for myself!

If you've never knitted a sweater before, the Sweetness Pullover is an excellent place to start. Any beginner sweater knitter would probably have to learn a few new skills, but don't worry because I'll be with you all the way!

Some of the more intermediate level skills in the pattern are circular knitting, a small section of short-row shaping to raise the back if the collar (that's completely optional, actually), fair isle knitting, picking up stitches, and blocking your finished garment. All these skills are incorporated one at a time, in a very straightforward way, so there's absolutely nothing to be scared of. Also, I have created video tutorials for each of these skills that you can watch over and over if you're nervous ;)

The KAL will be broken up into 6 parts from September 19 to November 17, at a nice leisurely pace. Feel free to step it up and work ahead in the pattern though!

As a prize, all participants in my Ravelry group who finish their sweater by the deadline will get their choice of one free Knit Darling pattern. I will also have a grand prize that includes some fabulous yarn from my gigantic stash and a signed copy of my Winsome Knits booklet from Knit Picks.

Participants can post pictures via Ravelry or Instagram, and I will share some of my favorites here on my blog as we go along.

The Graphic Knits book that contains the Sweetness Pullover pattern is available in paperback and as an instant PDF download. If you want the paperback check your local yarn shop, or order now so you have the pattern in time to start!

THE DETAILS
KAL begins September 19 and ends November 17 (my birthday!) Of course late joiners are also welcome, but you must finish the sweater and post a picture by the end date to be eligible to win.

Prize winners will be selected from Ravelry participants, but you can also join the fun on Instagram with hashtag #sweetnessKAL.

Ravelry Info: Join KnitDarling's Ravelry Group and share your work in progress (WIP) pictures in the Sweetness KAL thread.

Instagram Info: follow @alexiswinslow and share your progress pics with the hashtag #sweetnessKAL .

Here's another pic of the sample from the book for a little inspiration.

I'm so excited to get started! I hope to see everyone over in my Ravelry group soon.

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    mollyblum
    almost 8 years ago

    This pattern is one of my favorites! I'd love to join in, but I'll try to find a suitable yarn for it first. I would love to use the yarn you recommend but I won't find it here (I live in Hong Kong) and I'm not sure to receive early enough if I order it!

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    Alexis Winslow
    almost 8 years ago

    Hi Molly- That's fantastic! I'm going to substitute yarn too. I hope to see you over in the Ravelry forum soon.

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