Dances With Wool Shop Knit-a-Long 2019
ABOUT THE PATTERN:
Ramblin’ Woman, by Caitlin Hunter (Boyland Knitworks) is a loose fitting cardigan knit in the round from the top down and then steeked. The finished cardigan can be worn loose and open or wrapped and tied with the optional belt.
This sweater was designed in collaboration with Candice of the Farmer’s Daughter Fibers. Candice and Caitlin share a love of old country music and the exuberant stage styles worn by performers like Dolly Parton, Gram Parsons, Porter Wagoner and Loretta Lynn. The goal was to create a wearable work of art that was inspired by those over the top looks from the 60’s and 70’s.
Caitlin used 7 colors for this design, making this sweater a great stash buster! All over colorwork with mostly short floats makes this knit fun to knit from beginning to end. Scared of steeking? No need to be! This is a fun technique that is much easier and less intimidating than it seems at first.
This sweater is designed to fit with 11-13” 28-33 cm of positive ease at the bust and to flare out at the hem in an A-line. The sleeves should fit with 3-5” 7.5-13 cm of positive ease at the upper arm. The finished sweater can be worn open or wrapped and tied with the optional belt.
We have worked with Neighborhood Fiber Company to create beautiful kits of six or seven colors for the project. Of course, you are welcome to choose your own yarn or go through your stash. There is no charge to join the knit-a-long. If you wish to buy a kit, the cost is $225 for SM-XL, $200 for XS. The staff will be happy to take your order. Kits should come in within four weeks, and the knit-a-long will begin in April.
Order deadline: February 28
WHAT TO EXPECT THIS YEAR
MORNING AND EVENING CHOICE OF WORKSHOP (All workshop dates will be announced in March)
Gauge and steeking workshop
Colorwork workshop: carrying yarn, floats, dominant/non-dominant colors
Monthly check-ins and goals
Frequent knitting meetings to ask questions, make new friends, commiserate together, and ooh and ahh over other’s creations
Fashion Show and wrap up party in October