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!Read More
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"Being free brings a lightness, a carefree surrender to all that is happening around you, and, above all, an acceptance of reality". Deepak Chopra
LIGHTNESS. I mentioned on Instagram last week about my word of the year - lightness, and how this summer I plan to use this word to help reground myself (you can read the post here). I've been feeling a bit off balance in the life/work department lately. I've worked very hard the last year and a half to try to prioritize my health and well being alongside being a good mama and wife and the last month or so has had me feeling that wee bit of balance shift. In the past, my work has always come before my well being and it was a very difficult shift to make. One that took me getting quite ill a while back to realize I finally needed to.Read More
It's time for our Summer Sweater Knit Along Starring You post!!! This is when I get to show off all your gorgeous hard work! I mean look at these fabulous handmade sweaters and garments you all made this summer! Mind blown! Each year you all continue to inspire and wow me with the talent and skills you all have.
I hope you enjoyed taking part in this year's SSKAL as much as I did reading and following along with you all! It truly brings me so much joy to go through and see all of your finished projects and all the lovely garments you now have to wear! I love seeing what patterns you choose, the colors that are most popular for the season and just how darn lovely you all look! So thank you for knitting along with me each and every year and for being such a supportive, caring and kind community!Read More
It's time for the Summer Sweater Knit Along Sponsor Giveaway!!! Woot woot!!! I look forward to this giveaway each year! I can't wait to see who our winners will be! The prizes are amazing!!! Our sponsors are so generous each year and they play such a big role in keeping our KAL's going please take the time to visit their shops and show them some love!
A huge thank you to all of you for all knitting along with me year after year! In the next week or so is our Starring You post and seriously - there are so many amazing projects to share! You guys chose some great patterns/yarns and all your finished sweaters are lovely! Every year I'm seriously blown away by all of your talents and the community you all nurture and grow in our Ravelry group.Read More
When planning this year's Summer Sweater Knit Along I thought it would be fun to introduce a few new fun posts (and writers) to go along with our guest tutorials etc. I invited the lovely Michelle of My So Called Handmade Life (Mamatronic on Ravelry) to write a guest post and I was excited to see what she would come up with. I've been a fan of Michelle's for years! She's got a fabulous eye, is an amazing knitter and has a fun blog. Bonus - her photos of her knits are always my faves in our knit alongs. She just has that special touch for taking WIP and FO shots. She's also our newest helper for this year's SSKAL. I hope you enjoy the fabulous interview she did below with the equally as talented knitwear designer Alina Schneider of Gift of Knitting Designs. Enjoy!Read More
Throughout our annual knit alongs I like to bring in special guests to write helpful posts with lots of tips and techniques to help you all grow and expand your knitting skills. For this year's Summer Sweater Knit Along my dear friend, and designer/author Andrea Rangel is here to share her knowledge today and teach you all a bit about swatching in the round and doing it with colorwork as well! Andrea is a wonderful and patient teacher and has a great way of explaining techniques so I knew she'd be the perfect fit for this subject! She's my go to for things I'm stuck on all the time. Add on that her newest book "AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary" (watch for a full review here as well as a giveaway soon) is filled with swatches that are knit in the round (and feature colorwork) that she knit all herself I'd consider her extremely experienced...lol. I hope you all enjoy this post and learn something new today and a huge thank you to Andrea for lending her knowledge here today.Read More
Our Summer Sweater Knit Along officially launches today! Yay! Have you signed up and joined in? I hope you do - it's a fun one (you can sign up & get details HERE)! Our Summer Sweater Knit Along is all about knitting some lovely handmade garments during the summer so we have gorgeous new sweaters to wear in the fall/winter months! It's my favourite knit along of the year and a fun one so I hope you all join in!Read More
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!Read More
Are you all ready for our SUMMER SWEATER KNIT ALONG STARRING YOU post? Wahoo! So sorry for the delay on this. As mentioned in my ravelry group my computer - aka the d*m# Sierra update - is wreaking havoc with my computer. I've had nothing but issues and it's caused a delay in all things computer related. But the post is up now and this is my fave part of the KAL! Getting to see all your awesome projects! It's inspiring and just makes me so darn happy! As usual you guys have made some amazing and stunning projects!Read More
It's finally time for our Summer Sweater Knit Along Giveaway!!!! I'm so happy to finally show you all the gorgeous prizes our supportive sponsors have for you all! Yay!! I'm freaking out!!! I can't wait to see who our winners will be! They play such a big role in keeping our KAL's going please take the time to visit their shops and show them some love!
And thank you for all knitting along with me! Next week is our Starring You post and seriously - so many amazing projects you guys made this year! I'm blown away!Read More
Our Summer Sweater Knit Along will soon be coming to a close.......but it doesn't have to :) It's time for our Extension Poll!! Choose below if you're ready to show off your handmades, extend by a week, or go for another 2 weeks! It's up to you! I'll announce the results tomorrow in our Ravelry Group so keep an eye out if you are in need of more knitting time.Read More
A lot of the most common questions we hear asked in our Summer Sweater Knit Along Ravelry Group are in regards to colorwork. Let's face it - to new and experienced knitters alike, colorwork can be intimidating. The finished effects are stunning but where to start and once you do, how can you perfect your methods? Well, the lovely and oh so talented Andrea Rangel is here to share her 7 tips to help improve your colorwork!Read More
Our Summer Sweater Knit Along officially launched on Monday! Yay! Have you signed up and joined in? I hope you do - it's a fun one (you can sign up & get details HERE)! The best part of this time of year is that there are usually a few knit alongs happening and with our knit along you can always use the same project in multiple knit alongs! How's that for a win/win! I love me a knit along!
I've also got a sale going on for my Antrorse Sweater in honour of the SSKAL! Save 20% OFF with code "SSKAL20" on Ravelry and in my shop until August 7th, midnight, PST. I think I need another one of these in my closet!Read More
Get your yarn and needles ready knitters! It's almost time for our annual Summer Sweater Knit Along 2016!!! I'm so excited! This is my favourite knit along of the year and our biggest! It's always a fun, friendly KAL filled with encouraging knitters and lots of new skills being learned and shared.
If you've ever been scared to knit a garment now's the time to conquer your fears and give it a shot! Our Summer Sweater Knit Along encourages knitters to keep on knitting garments throughout the summer months so they can sport their new handmade lovelies just in time for fall/winter!Read More
I love color! Color can be such a fun & exciting way to show off & add your personality to your knitting! Pairing colors is such an adventure and I figured who better than to teach us for Summer Sweater Knit Along 2015 about color combinations, stripes & more than the lovely Julie Asselin herself! I swear when I think of Julie I see color! She's a bright, loving and energetic soul and I adore her!Read More
It's almost time for our favourite knit along of the year - the Summer Sweater Knit Along!!! Our SSKAL, as we call it, encourages knitters to keep on knitting garments (or try making their first one) throughout the summer months so they can sport their new handmade lovelies just in time for fall/winter!
Below are all the details you need to know to get ready for the launch of the Summer Sweater Knit Along next week! There's already a SSKAL pre-kal thread started in our Ravelry Group so feel free to chat patterns, swatches, yarns and more! I can't wait to see the amazingness you are all going to make this year!Read More