SUMMER SWEATER KNIT ALONG 2016
Knit along with us this summer from Aug 1st - Sept 10th and have a gorgeous new garment ready to wear for fall + winter!
Here is a quick handy reference of all of our Summer Sweater Knit Along 2016 blog posts!
- Summer Sweater Knit Along Announcement
- Kick Off and Inspiration
- Tanis Fiber Arts PureWash Yarn Giveaway!
- 7 Tips to Improving Your Colorwork with Guest Andrea Rangel
- Giveaway & Book Review of Rugged Knits by Andrea Rangel
- Extension Poll for Deadline
- SSKAL Giveaway
- Starring You & Giveaway Winners
...thanks for knitting along with me!
AUGUST 1ST - SEPTEMBER 24TH
You can sign up and join in at any time throughout the knit along. It's a fun, & friendly knit along with no pressure, stress or deadlines. We just want you to join in and knit with us :)
The knit along sometimes can run longer as there is always a vote for an extension at the end.
We always end the knit along with a fabulous giveaway with prizes from our generous sponsors (shown below) and a fun blog post called STARRING YOU!
RULES OF THE KAL
- Have fun! For reals! That's a rule...lol! You must have fun!
- You can join the KAL with a project already started. We encourage people to finish up those WIP's. If you are half way though you might want to wait a week or two before joining in to make it fair :)
- You can use your project in other knit alongs.
- You don't have to finish your project by the end of the KAL (though we encourage that) to be eligible for the prize. We just want ya to join in :)
- Your item can be any type of garment (elbow length sleeves or longer). Items made can be for any age or gender.
WHERE CAN YOU JOIN IN?
RAVELRY. Find the KAL running in the Very Shannon Ravelry Group. Chat in the thread and share which projects you will be making, swatches, yarn choices etc. This is the part I find the most fun! I love all the chatting, friendships, laughs and support.
BLOG. Throughout the KAL you will find posts on our blog. We sometimes also have special guests join!
GET INSPIRED + JOIN IN THE FUN! USE OUR HASHTAG #SSKAL16
We love to see your WIP's and FO's for the SSKAL! Use our hashtag #SSKAL16 on social media so we can see your lovely projects! You can also find inspiration for the knit along in our SSKAL Ravelry Bundle! It's filled with patterns and projects we love and think you will too!
BROOKLYN TWEED YARNS
Brooklyn Tweed yarns are spun in New Hampshire with the fleece of Wyoming-grown Targhee-Columbia sheep
Shelter and Loft are all fleece-dyed to achieve light and lofty yarns boasting 32 rich custom-blended heathers. These yarns give even the simplest fabrics depth and sophistication! They are truly a staple workhorse yarn to add to your stash and great for garment knitting. You can also now get Quarry, "a chunky brother to Shelter and Loft inspired by roving-style "unspun" yarns. It begins with threes strands of the same lofty, wooled-spun Targhee-Columbia fleece, but rather than twisting the individual plies they nestle them together and gently spin the whole trio. The result is a plump yarn that looks like a single ply."
Looking for lace weight? Why not try Plains. "Plains is a limited edition, breed-specific, two-ply lace weight wool produced entirely in America. Spun worsted for strength and stitch definition, Plains preserves the crimp and spring of Rambouillet fleece in a slightly rustic yarn with a natural aptitude for openwork."
If you haven't tried Brooklyn Tweed yarns before I highly recommend using them for a garment you're looking to knit for this years Summer Sweater Knit Along. They are a joy to work with and will leave you with a treasured garment for years to come.
BROOKLYN TWEED COLLECTIONS
When it comes to knitting garments it can be a whirlwind of thrilling emotions - excitement, trepidation, anxiety, confusion, happiness, confidence, pleasure and more. But the best part out of the process is the sheer joy of making a beautiful handmade garment that fits! Our SSKAL strives to help cheer you on throughout the entire process. From planning/cast on to binding off/blocking we can't wait to be a part of you making this new addition to your wardrobe!
For some lovely & well constructed garment pattern inspiration we highly recommend one of our all time favorite companies - Brooklyn Tweed! They are sure to have a pattern to make your heart swoon! We've put together some of our faves in a slideshow above.
They are filled with simple stunners to intricate pretties, and let's not forget about the kids and men in our lives! They have awesome patterns for those too! Brooklyn Tweed designs are sure to have superior craftsmanship and knitterly detail.
We recommend the latest swoon worthy BT pattern collections shown below. They are truly inspiring and filled to the brim with gorgeousness.
Need help knitting a garment? Check out our Tips + Techniques page for help!
You can read all about the Brooklyn Tweed Yarn Story HERE on their website.
Our sponsors play a big role in our regular knit alongs and their generous prizes make our giveaways extra fun!
Please show them some support & love and visit their lovely businesses!
...more coming soon!
TIPS & TECHNIQUES
New knitter? Looking to learn a new technique? Check out our Tips & Techniques section for helpful posts, videos, tutorials and more!
ALL IMAGES © BROOKLYN TWEED/JARED FLOOD (except advertisements).