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We are very excited to announce the theme for our 7th annual Yearlong Knit-along - Twists & Turns: A Journey Through Cables & Modular Design! Our featured pattern this year is Hana by Junko Okamoto. This sweater is designed to have an oversized fit, like your favorite sweatshirt, and features a large variety of cables which flow in different directions, thanks to the modular design. We’ll be making front and back panels that involve knitting a section, picking up stitches, and then knitting off in a different direction! 

Skills we will learn this year:

  • Knitting cables (including how to work without a cable needle!)

  • Reading charts

  • Picking up stitches (neatly!)

  • Seaming a pieced garment

  • Adding embroidery to decorate our seams (optional)


Additionally, we will pick up some helpful skills for our “knitter’s toolbox”, including:

  • Determining desired positive ease in a garment

  • Reading pattern schematics

  • Blocking to pattern measurements

  • How to pick the right yarn for a project - especially matching fiber content and yarn construction to a pattern to achieve the best results


Registration for the 2024 Yearlong KAL is now CLOSED. Be sure to check back in December, when we will announce the topic/theme for the 2025 Yearlong KAL!

 
2024 Yearlong KAL Timeline

January

Jan 2-20 - Sign ups open

Jan 2-27 - Yarn orders taken

Jan 2 - Pre-KAL & Sweater Prep (Part 1) Videos live

Jan 19 - Newsletter Issue #1 (Welcome to the KAL)

Jan 21 - Live Q&A Session

February

Feb 2 - Newsletter Issue #2 (Cable Basics)

Feb 11 - Live Q&A Session

March

Mar 1 - Newsletter Issue #3 (Sweater Prep Part 2)

Mar 10 - Live Q&A Session

April

Apr 12 - Newsletter Issue #4 (Official Cast On Day! - Back Body: Piece 1)

Apr 21 - Live Q&A Session

May

May 10 - Newsletter Issue #5 (Back Body: Piece 2)

May 19 - Live Q&A Session

May 31 - Newsletter Issue #6 (Back Body: Piece 3)

June

June 9 - Live Q&A Session

July

July 12 - Newsletter Issue #7 (Front Body)

July 21 - Live Q&A Session

August 

Aug 9 - Newsletter Issue #8 (Progress Check)

September

Sept 6 - Newsletter Issue #9 (Sleeves)

Sept 15 - Live Q&A Session

October

Oct 4 - Newsletter Issue #10 (Progress Check)

November

Nov 1 - Newsletter Issue #11 (Blocking, Seaming & Finishing)

Nov 10 - Live Q&A Session

January 2025

We will gather for a celebration & fashion show to share our completed sweaters! 

Date TBD

 
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