Summer is here and you know what that means......it's almost time for our annual Summer Sweater Knit Along!!!! 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 #SSKAL18!
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!
SSKAL 2018 DATES
DATES: August 15th to September 15th, 2018
How Do I Sign Up
In past years we've had a homepage for the SSKAL and a sign up for the knit along giveaway entry. This year the KAL will simply be run in our Ravelry group and there is no sign up's necessary. There will be some fun chat thread prizes but no giveaway or sponsors this year. You can read about the reason behind the changes for this year's SSKAL HERE.
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 #SSKAL18 & #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 my favourite parts of the KAL! We showcase some of your awesome finished projects in our "Starring You Post" so have some fun and take some creative shots and show off your new garment!
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!