Summer is here and you know what that means......it's almost time for our annual Summer Sweater Knit Along!!!! YAY!!!! Our Summer Sweater Knit Along (or SSKAL as we call it) is where we encourage knitters to keep making garments throughout the summer months so they can sport their new handmade lovelies just in time for the fall/winter season! It's lots of fun and our biggest knit along of the year! So if you've ever been scared to knit a garment now's the time to conquer your fears and give it a shot!
SHARE YOUR PROJECTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA! USE HASHTAG #SSKAL17!
Below are all the details you need to know to get prepped and ready for our Summer Sweater Knit Along! Be sure to join in and have fun in our friendly Ravelry Group! Feel free to chat patterns, swatches, yarns and more in our Pre-SSKAL Chat Thread until the SSKAL kick-off!
SUMMER SWEATER KNIT ALONG INFORMATION
SSKAL 2017 DATES
DATES: July 31st to September 10th, 2017
How Do I Sign Up
Instructions for sign ups, how to do it and more will go up at the start of the SSKAL. You don't need to sign up until then. You will always be able to sign up for the KAL, find all the SSKAL info, posts, Ravelry Bundle with pattern inspiration, IG feed, and more on the page that we'll announce on the SSKAL kick-off!
Get inspired + join in!
Never made a garment before? Looking to try a new technique? Don't worry! Our knit alongs are suitable for any level of knitter and we're here to cheer you on and help you through the process!
We've got a lively, friendly and supportive Ravelry Group that's filled with moderators and members always willing and able to help answer questions and give support! We're lots of fun and the group is a fun loving chatty bunch! Think of it as sitting alongside some great gals each week cheering you on every step of the way!
What am I allowed to make?
For the SSKAL you can make any sweater, cardigan, or pullover you'd like. It can also be a child or man's sweater. You can also jump in with a WIP that you've been dying to finish!
We also don't mind if you double up on KAL projects - we're easy going and just want you to have fun knitting!
Social media is fun too!
We love following along with your projects on Instagram! Use our hashtag #SSKAL17 & #SSKAL on social media so we can follow your projects journey! It's super fun to watch your knitting change each week on Instagram!
What happens at the end of the KAL?
The end of the KAL is one of the most fun parts of the KAL! We showcase some of your awesome finished projects in our "Starring You Post" and then I host a giant giveaway filled with super fab prizes from all of our SSKAL Sponsors! All you have to do to join in and be eligible is fill out the sign up form that will be live at kick-off and have at least knit on your project during our KAL.
What project do you think you'll be making this year? Is there a particular yarn you've been crushing on you'd love to use? I can't wait to hear all about it!