Summer Sweater Knit Along 2017
Knit along with us from July 31st to September 10th, 2017 and have a gorgeous new garment ready to wear this fall/winter!
Summer Sweater Knit Along Directory
Here is a quick reference to all of our Summer Sweater Knit Along 2017 blog posts!
- Date Announcement
- How to Swatch in the Round with Guest Andrea Rangel
- Interview with Alina Schneider of Gift of Knitting with Guest Michelle Carter
- Sponsor Giveaway
...more coming soon!
Thanks for knitting along with me!
JULY 31ST - SEPTEMBER 10TH
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 :)
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. 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 #SSKAL17
We love to see your WIP's and FO's for the SSKAL! Use our hashtag #SSKAL17 & #SSKAL 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 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 get Quarry, "a chunky brother to Shelter and Loft inspired by roving-style "unspun" yarns". It's a lovely plump yarn that looks like a single ply. Craving a DK weight? Don't miss the gorgeous new - Arbor! It's a gorgeous "workhorse yarn, spun worsted for superior strength and stitch definition". Arbor is a springy 3-ply that loves to cable and shows textural stitchwork to maximum advantage - I highly recommend it.
Looking for lace weight? Why not try Vale. "Vale is a polished yarn with an even weight and twist, suitable for heirloom-quality lace projects. It's the laceweight member of Brooklyn Tweed’s all-American, breed-specific core line and it's soft, springy, durable and buttery smooth.
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!
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