Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Great Sweater Knit-a-Long

Since K-Dee has never knit a sweater before, we have decided to all do a knit-a-long with her!! We are all so excited to help K-Dee on her adventure.
 So what is a knit-a-long? A group of knitters get together and knit either the same pattern or the same type of project. There are meetings every so often to encourage the knitters and discuss problems or questions. It is a great way to tackle something new that you might not feel you need a class for, just a bit of encouragement.
Since this is a long distance Knit-a-long, we are all going to post updates here and on our Ravelry group page. The exciting  part is, Mandy and I will be in Texas to help get K-Dee started!! We are so looking forward to that! After much, much, much debate and discussion, we all came to the conclusion that we would never all agree on knitting the same pattern. Mandy wanted cables...Heide wanted a cardigan....Becky wanted something cute.....K-Dee just wanted something easy! We have now all chosen different sweater patterns.
 
K-Dee decided on Breakwater by Cecily Glowik MacDonald. She loved the neckline detail and the fact the pattern is knit from the top down. So hopefully she will have all the tricky bits done while we are in Texas!
Yarn:  Berroco Vintage DK a acrylic/wool/nylon blend in Denim Blue.
 
Mandy chose the Bayside Pullover from Coastal Knits by Alana Dakos and Hannah Fettig. She was looking for a basic sweater with a bit of cables and this fit the bill!
Yarn: Araucania Ranco Solid, wool/nylon blend fingering weight in a rich red.
 
Becky's sweater is going to be the Striped Pullover #13 from Knit Simple Magazine. She chose this pattern because is a basic sweater that fit her yarn.
Yarn: Cascade Magnum, super soft bulky wool in buttery yellow.
 
Heide's pattern is Manu by Kate Davies. She has had her eye on this pattern for awhile. When individual patterns were decided on and this yarn was found at a discount store the Manu seemed the right project!
Yarn: Araucania Ulmo 100% cotton in a rich berry color.
 
We will keep you posted in our progress! If anyone would like to join us, feel free! We will posting on our Ravelry Group too.

2 comments:

  1. I love all of the colors you have chosen. I am sure your sweater will look marvelous once you have finished.

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  2. Yea us!! lol I am so excited to see my yarn in person later this week!!

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