Last Friday, I shared about the knitting challenge headed your way so soon. If you missed that last video, take a quick minute to check out all the details right here.


In our first ever knitting challenge, you’ll have the opportunity to grow your knitting skills, connect with other fiber loving makers, dive deep into your own creativity and finish with a stunning cowl to cherish for years to come. In today’s blog post, I go into all the knitty gritty details of what yarns to choose and sizing so that you’ll feel well equipped to pick yarns and your size easily. If you decide to go with a Knit Collage yarn kit, I share all of the available color combos we’ve put together for you so that you can peruse at your leisure! If you'd like to ask a question or join me live to share more about yarns and fit, join me on instagram live Monday, Dec 18th at 7:30pm ET. 

Ok first up, the color combination details! For this pattern, we combine our Spun Cloud yarn (either 1 or 2 skeins, depending on your size) with one Mini Skein Sampler Kit. Our Spun Cloud yarn is a bulky thick and thin wool yarn that is spun with two tiny strands of silver and gold lurex plied around it. The sparkle is every so subtle! We mix the Spun Cloud with 5 contrasting colors that come packed together as a Mini Skein Sampler Kit. Inside each of these kits you get one mini skein of our most favorite special yarns including: Dreamland, Daisy Chain, Wildflower, Cast Away and Spun Cloud (you'll get this in a contrasting color to the other Spun Cloud color you pick!). Peruse all of the available color combinations at the link below.

Solstice Hug Color Combinations

We are at the end of the year and have very, VERY few Mini Skein Sampler kits left, in some cases less than 10. If you have your heart set on a special kit, please order early to ensure you get what you like! Please feel free to reach out and ask me any and all questions in the blog comments below.


Ok, on to pattern details!

Pattern details:

Skill Level: Beginner Knitter

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5)

Finished Measurements:  

To fit chest sizes 28-34 (34-42, 42-50, 50-60, 60-68)” / 71-86 (86-106.5, 106.5-127, 127-152, 152-173) cm.

Fit Note: Choose a size that will fit comfortably around your upper body at chest level. The ribbed fabric will conform nicely to a range of sizes, but you don’t want it to be so snug that it limits arm movement. Samples are size 2 shown on a 34”/86 cm chest and on a 42”/106.5 cm chest.

* My bust is 35.5", I will go with a size 2 that is meant to fit bust sizes between 34" and 42". I will have a little more positive ease with this option, which I'd recommend so that you can freely move your shoulders and arms.



1 (1, 1, 2, 2) skein(s) Spun Cloud (100% wool; approx. 100yds (92 m) / 200 g) shown in Honeysuckle

1 Mini Skein Sampler Kit (approx. 85 yds / 164-170g - 5 mini skeins of yarn included per kit, 17 yds /skein) shown in Geode

The kits we will have will be this option, listed above!

Needle Size:

Size US 17 (12.75 mm) 32” / 80 cm circular needles forBody, or size needed to obtain gauge.

For Size 1 only: Size US 15 (10 mm) 16” / 100 cm circular needles

For Sizes 2-5 only: Size US 13 (9 mm) 16” / 40 cm circular needles for Neck Ribbing (or your preferred needles of same size for small circumference knitting)


7.5 sts and 10 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in 3/1 Rib Stitch worked in the rnd using larger needle, steam blocked

Note: Adjust needle sizes as needed to achieve gauge. Then use a needle approx. 2.5-3 (3.5-4, 3.5-4, 3.5-4, 3.5-4) mm smaller than larger needle for neck ribbing)

* As part of the challenge, we will have a detailed video on how to knit your gauge swatch and choose your needle size.


Pricing for our yarn kits is:

Sizes 1 through 3: $108

Sizes 4 and 5: $138


If you would like to use your own stash or handspun yarns, that is AWESOME. Make sure your yarns are similar yarn weights to our yarns listed here and that they will work with the needle size and gauge listed. You'll need 185 (185, 185, 285, 285) yards of yarn.

Virtual option pricing: $22 (our yarn kits include pricing for all the challenge deliverables like the pattern, video classes, help sessions and more!)


AND a quick recap of what's inside this knitting challenge!

Inside the 10 day knitting challenge you’ll get:

  • * An easy-to follow video course on how to knit the Solstice Hug pattern from start to finish. You just need to know the very basic knit and purl stitches to join in! The course is yours forever.
  • * Techniques you’ll learn: swatching in the round, knitting in the round with magic loop, German short rows, rib knitting, needle felting ends + more.
  • * A downloadable workbook with the pattern and our best tips and resources for knitting success.
  • * Daily live zoom and facebook sessions with me, your teacher, and the Knit Collage coaches to help answer in-the-moment questions.
  • * Technical support in our facebook group to answer all of your questions.
  • * A welcoming, energetic, and kind community of members to hold you accountable and keep you motivated to actually complete your project.
  • * Prizes valued at over $1000 for most creative cowl, most improved beginner and best cheerleading community member.
  • * You have the option to order a yarn kit from us or use your own yarn. I’ve put together 15 different kits that combine our Spun Cloud yarns with our Mini Skein Sampler Kits. We are down to the very last mini kits so if you have your heart set on a color, grab it quickly! T
  • * Finish with a closing celebration party and community fashion show!


    We open up registration on Dec 20th at 10am ET for both the virtual option, priced at $22 and the yarn kit option is $108 to $138, depending on your size and would so love to have you join us!

    Thank you so much for being here! Hope you'll join me live on Instagram today, Monday Dec 18th at 7:30pm ET.