CAST ON PARTY!
MONDAY, JULY 2, 2018 6:00 -8:00 PM
Olive Knits (designer Marie Greene) has created a summer KAL featuring a 4 day sweater! She's also made it so that anyone can play along, and the rules are somewhat arbitrary, so you are encouraged to make it work for YOU!
Lancaster Yarn Shop has great ideas for yarn for this KAL! We’ve swatched with Simplicity DK from HIKOO yarns, Pima 100 from Berroco, and Prairie Spun DK from Brown Sheep Company. Stop in now to choose your colors and get your swatching under way!
The official KAL begins July 1st and runs through July 15th with a sliding timeline for different sizes (up to 8 days). Pick and choose your days (they don’t have to be consecutive). You can participate on your own time frame, with the LYS KAL group, or try the challenge on your own. If you love the friendship and energy of doing it with a group, you are invited to join us! There is also a cheerful, highly engaged FB group where the designer will offer fun, help and prizes along the way!
The Beekeeper Cardigan has simple, all-over texture. No lace, no cables. Top-down, seamless construction. 3/4 sleeves with an option for long sleeves. Suitable for advanced beginners and beyond, and if it's your first sweater, we'll share knitting tips to help you succeed!
You will need to know:
- How to read a pattern
- How to use stitch markers
- How to work M1R and M1L increases
- How to work a kfb increase
- How to knit/purl
- Basic top-down, seamless sweater construction
- How to cast on with basic methods
Sizes: 32” (34, 36, 38, 40, 44, 48, 52”) bust
Note: 2-3 inches positive ease included for a comfortable fit
Approximate Yardage: 1150 (1250, 1375, 1485, 1605, 1735, 1875, 1980) yards - yardage may be updated prior to pattern release. If in doubt, round up to be safe. And, for goodness sake: SWATCH!
The best thing about the 4 Day Sweater is that it doesn’t LOOK like a sweater you could knit in 4 days.
Pattern is available for pre-order NOW. The pre-order will include:
- An overview of the KAL
- Timeline of events
- Links to all of last year’s helpful tips on prepping for a super-fast sweater KAL
- Gauge and swatching information, including the stitch pattern for the sweater that will allow you to measure gauge accurately.
If you are participating, please be sure to set up your Ravelry project page using the tags: #4daykal2018 and #oliveknits so we can find you, and if you share on social media, please use these hashtags as well. We’ve added a hashtag of our own, too! #beekeeperlys