Fall 2020 KAL Intro ~ The designs!
Hi friends! I’m excited to share more style, color, fit and pricing details for our upcoming knitalong with you today. In the video below I walk you through the yarn, how it is made, how and where I teach you (!!!) and style info for each of the 4 chosen KAL designs. There's a lot! After the video, I dive into fit, pricing and color details in the blog post below.
Remember we will teach you everything you need to know to knit your piece from start to finish in the video tutorials. If these styles feel complicated, not to worry, we got you! If you stick to my rough schedule, which is totally achievable (big needles help!) you will complete your design in 6 weeks time or less. Many past participants knit their very first sweater with us. If these prices seem high to you, I’d like to reiterate that there is so much that comes along with this KAL than just your yarn and a pattern. The tutorials are a labor of love that myself and the whole team here, has tediously worked away on to make our best, most detailed videos to date. Designing, tech editing and testing each pattern takes a small village - especially the sweaters which all include 9 to 10 sizes. We also offer round the clock help just in case you need it. When you buy just one kit, you will have access to all 4 of the patterns and their relevant course videos, plus the bonus patterns (see below!) I decided to throw in just for fun, since so many of you wanted them.
Ok, let’s hop to it. Please keep in mind that we have a newish way to pay on my site, called Afterpay. It allows you to pay in 3 interest free increments rather than 100% all at once. There is no extra interest or cost, just an alternative way to pay. I discovered this to be very helpful as a payment method on some of my favorite sites.
Lastly, like in the fall we'll be giving a way a few knitalong scholarships to those that are just unable to join in. You can email us at anytime (firstname.lastname@example.org) to put your name on that list. If you wish to donate a kit to someone who wants to join in but can't, we'll have a way to do that too. We'll match any gift that is given so that your donation goes twice as far. Recipients are chosen at random.
Plaid Party Cardi
The Plaid Party Cardi is all about a bohemian twist on a traditional plaid pattern. beautiful design that allows 2 or more yarns to be knit together in a plaid-like pattern. The plaid pattern is created by using a combination of reverse stockinette and slipped stitches that is simple and addictive to knit. Have fun with this one and watch how easy it is to create your own completely unique plaid fabric! This cardi is worked seamlessly from the bottom up with set-in sleeves and I-cord or ribbed front edges.
Click here to see more photos and the available color combinations. The samples are knit in these color combinations: French Vanilla/Mustard, Breezy Blue/Ochre Twist and Lavender/Poptart.
Tap the link here to check out our Ravelry page for this style and see the Plaid Party Cardi on a range of beautiful bodies!
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5)[6, 7, 8, 9, 10]
34 (37, 40, 44, 47)[51, 54, 58, 61, 64]” / 86.5 (94, 101.5, 112, 119.5)[129.5, 137, 147.5, 155, 162.5] cm
The French Vanilla sample is shown in a size 4 on a 39” / 99 cm bust with 5” / 12.5 cm of positive ease, and the Lavender sample is shown in a size 3 on a 36” / 91.5 cm bust with 4” / 10 cm of positive ease.
Fit Note: Recommended to be worn with 1-4” / 2.5-10 cm of positive ease at the bust, depending on your preferred fit. If you prefer to have a more fitted cardi that is worn open, choose a size with less ease, and if you prefer to wear your cardi buttoned, choose a size with more ease.
Size 1: $248
Sizes 2 and 3: $268
Size 4: $318
Sizes 5 through 8: $348
Size 9: $398
Size 10: $418
Flower Power Cardi
The Flower Power Cardi is a fashion forward sweater with large flower pops. Using a side-to-side construction, this cardi uses the intarsia method of colorwork, adding big blocks of color without having floats of stranded colorwork. The sleeves have a modified dolman style fit. Rock your flower power with one big flower on the left sleeve and another on the right front!
Click here to see more photos and the available color combinations. The sample is knit in this color combinations: French Vanilla/Lavender.
Tap the link here to check out our Ravelry page for this style and see the Flower Power Cardi on a range of beautiful bodies!
36 (40, 44, 48, 52)[56, 60, 64, 68]” / 91.5 (101.5, 112, 122, 132)[142, 152.5, 162.5, 173] cm
Fit Note: Designed to be worn with 4-8” / 10-20 cm of positive ease. Sample is shown in a size 4 on a 36” / 91.5 cm bust with 12” / 30.5 cm of positive ease.
Size 1 and 2: $248
Sizes 3 through 9: $268
Plaid will come to life before your eyes while working this simple, yet intricate looking pattern. In this scarf, a combination of reverse stockinette and slipped stitches along with multiple colors create a plaid pattern on the right side and a striped pattern on the wrong side. An integrated I-cord edging is worked along both sides to create a smooth slipped stitch edge as well as hiding any carried yarns. Once you get through a repeat of the pattern, it will become addictive and hard to put down.
Click here to see more photos and the available color combinations. The samples are knit in these color combinations: French Vanilla/Ochre Twist and Breezy Blue/Ochre Twist.
Sizes: One Size
Width: 7.5” / 19 cm
Length (without tassels): 64” / 162.5 cm
Kaleidoscope Sweater (Stripe & Solid)
The Kaleidoscope Sweater is a celebration of yarn and color. A perfect, basic sweater that is easily customizable to fit your own personal palette. Worked top down seamlessly and in the round, this yoke style sweater has been kitted up here to include a mix of 7 yarns to create a multicolored striped version. Get into your creative flow state and add in as many different yarns and colors from your stash as you’d like! This design is perfect for tapping into your creative style. If you are feeling a little more monochromatic go with the solid version- both options are ideal for beginner knitters looking to make their first sweater.
Click here to see more photos and the available color combinations. The samples are knit in these color combinations: Stormy Blue/French Vanilla and Graphite/Honeysuckle.
Tap the link here to check out our Ravelry page for this style and see the Kaleidoscope on a range of beautiful bodies!
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5)[6, 7, 8, 9]
34 (38.5, 40.5, 45, 49)[53, 57.5, 62, 66]” / 86.5 (98, 103, 114.5, 124.5)[134.5, 146, 157.5, 167.5] cm bust circumference.
Our Stormy Vanilla/Ochre Twist Sample is shown in a size 2 on a 37” / 94 cm bust with 1.5” / 4 cm of positive ease.
Fit Note: Recommended to be worn with 2-4” / 5-10 cm of positive ease.
Stripe Sweater Pricing:
Sizes 1 and 2: $248
Sizes 3 through 5: $268
Sizes 6 and 7: $318
Sizes 8 and 9: $348
Solid Sweater Pricing:
Sizes 1 through 3: $158
Sizes 4 through 7: $188
Sizes 8 and 9: $222
Virtual Knitalong Experience
For those of you that want to join us in our fall knitalong but perhaps already have a yarn at home in mind or live outside of the US with limited shipping options right now, this is for you. The cost is $88 and we'll run the KAL for 8 weeks. That breaks down to about $1.50 per day if you go the virtual route. Here is what you get:
~ KAL welcome guide with your rough knitting schedule.
~ Exclusive - these patterns will be exclusive to those that sign up for our KAL for 6 months. You will have access to all 4 patterns and video tutorial content forever through teachable.
~ Round the clock help - myself, and the Knit Collage team are here to help you make your project a total success! We will have weekly sign up genius times where you'll be able to sign up for 30 minute help sessions with our tech guru Cheryl.
~ Bonuses (!!!) - This time around we are offering a ton of bonus patterns, the Glow Girl, the Dreamland Cardi, the Plaidastic Hat and the Kaleidoscope Cardi.
~ Weekly celebrity knitter pep talks! This is one of the best parts....let's stay motivated!
~ Mindfulness - 4 restorative yoga classes with incredible Boston area teachers, guided meditations by me and blog posts to inspire.
Here are the photos of the bonus patterns that will also be yours!
Glow Girl Hoodie (kits will be available later on Oct 14th at 4pm EST)
That is all she wrote friends! Please reach out with any questions at all and let me know in the comments below what you're thinking of knitting! We are able to do custom color kits for you if you like - although they will have to be placed on the phone to ensure we have the colors and inventory you would like. We are available for any fit, yarn questions too (join me on Instagram live at 1pm on Saturday, Oct 10th- I'll answer them!). For all of these styles, just a basic knowledge of knitting is needed: how to knit, purl, cast on and cast off. I so hope you'll consider joining in! The kits go live at 10am on Wednesday October 14th at 10 EST and will be available for one week only. Last time we sold out of a few colors within hours, so I encourage you to decide early. Then we get knitting :)
I CANNOT WAIT! Biggest Hugs ~ Amy