FALL 2022 Knitalong design survey
I'm so excited to share the style options for our upcoming make-along, slated to kick off mid October. At Knit Collage, we host two make-alongs a year and they are what myself and the small yet mighty team here lives for. We work on behind the scenes all year long. During our make-alongs, we connect with other makers, knit and crochet in community, cheer each other on, learn new techniques and finish with an heirloom piece to treasure for years to come. In a completely non-preachy way, I also put a self care bent on the event and focus on how good knitting/crocheting, creativity and making are for us - especially in times of uncertainty and stress. The design winners are chosen by popular vote so here is your chance to have your voice heard and counted. Feel free to share with friends! I would so appreciate your help and input to make this our best to date. If any of these intimidate you - please keep in mind that I teach you how to knit (and crochet!) each style from start to finish in an online class that is yours forever. Last fall, many knitters tackled their first sweater ever! More photos below too :)
Option #1: Inner Beauty by Laurel Gervitz
The Inner Beauty Cardi combines texture and colors in a unique way and easy sweater silhouette! This design is worked from the top down using stranded colorwork with the floats on the outside of your work. From there, you transition into a fun-to-knit bubble stitch pattern. Lastly, you'll knit a simple shawl collar, shaped with short rows, to complete this cardigan for ultimate winter coziness. This is a fantastic project to learn stranded colorwork or short rows for the first time.
Option #2: Starfall Crochet Cardi by Vanessa Reyes
The Starfall Cardi design takes the traditional granny square into the modern realm in this stunner! This cardi brings the art of crochet and simple garter stitch knitting together in a unique, bohemian way. The silhouette is free and easy to wear. The fringe is optional and totally up to you. This design is all about inspiring you to dive deep into your creativity to create colorful granny squares that just feel like you!
Option #3: Modern Art Cardi by Cheryl Kubat
Knit yourself a piece of art with this cardi and let your creativity run wild with the Modern Art Cardi! This design is all about creating a modern art inspired fabric. You'll use the intarsia technique along with different stitch patterns to create "doodles" throughout the entire piece. The doodles are customizable and you choose which yarn you want to go where! This cardi is geared towards an advanced beginner or intermediate knitter. If you've never knit intarsia before, this would be a fantastic project for you to try, with our help of course :)
Option #4: Daisy Chain Cardi by Amy Small
The Daisy Chain Cardi is all about our unique and daisy filled Daisy Chain yarn. The pattern is simple and ideal for beginner knitters or anyone looking to tackle their first sweater. Let the yarn do the talking in this one!
Option #5: Gotta Be Hoodie Scarf by Christine M Young
The Gotta Be Hooded Scarf is the perfect fun, yet functional cold weather piece. This beginner friendly design is the ideal piece for new knitters and anyone interested in playing with color and texture. Stay warm and whimsical while keeping your head and neck toasty warm all at once. What could be better?!
Option #6: Provence Poncho by Morgan Balfanz
Meet the Provence Poncho, the perfect transitional piece to take you from autumn apple picking to chilly winter days and beyond. If you are a beginner knitter this might just be the pattern for you. This poncho is knit up in our beautiful Spun Cloud yarn. It's all about the fringe and the pretty button closure on the side seams!
Option #7: Wonderland Sweater by Laurel Gervitz
Fall down the rabbit hole into a whimsical world of art deco and floral motifs. The Wonderland Sweater is a top down, yoke sweater worked in the round using simple stranded colorwork. With two colors being the stars of the show, feel free to customize using high or low contrast color combos with a third accent color for extra dimension.
Option 8#: Winding Road Cardi by Cheryl Kubat
Meet the Winding Road Cardi! If you've ever wanted to learn intarsia and cables then the Intarsia Cable Cardi is the perfect project. This cardigan is worked from the top down combining the intarsia method of colorwork and the art of cabling together in a beautiful garment. The use of mini skeins allows for cables to be worked in multiple colors. Choose a smaller size for a more classic fit or size up for a looser feel. The Winding Road Cardi is a true classic and timeless cable design and who doesn't love that?!
Option #9: Inner Beauty Shawl
The Inner Beauty Shawl is a stunning crescent shawl that is knit from the center out. We'll mix stitches and stripes in the mini skein yarns to create a truly unique piece, you'll wear all the time. The curved crescent shape has a stunning drape when worn. Added bonus, it matches the Inner Beauty Cardi shown above.
Option #10: Grow With Me Cardi by Christine Young
The Grow With Me Cardi is a repeat knitalong design and favorite from last spring. Take your knitting to the next level with this beautiful, sleek, and reversible brioche cardi. It's such a perfect piece to throw over your shoulders that you won't want to take it off! Newer to knitting or ever been curious about brioche? This might just be the design to teach you all the elusive ins and outs of brioche!
Option 11: Gumdrop Sweater by Anne Keith
The Gumdrop Sweater is another repeat from a past knitalong but this time around has some fun and simple updates. This top down, raglan style is a simple sweater design in our lightweight Serenity yarn. The pattern comes with two neck options and short and long sleeve options. The perfect piece that is yours to customize as you like.
Option 12: Corrine Cardi by Vanessa Reyes
The Corrine Crochet Cardi is our final repeat style from spring's past make-along. It takes the concept of wearing your favorite heirloom blanket from the couch to the outside world. This vintage, patchwork-inspired cardi brings the art of crochet and knitting together. A fun piece for new crocheters or knitters alike to get started in the fiber world, yet also fun enough for seasoned makers to create a piece they will cherish.
Thank you so much for letting me know your faves! I so hope you'll vote and if you feel moved to, join me in the upcoming make-along . To be the first to know about the MAL, sign up for updates here. I'd also love to hear from you in the comments below. What peaks your interest? Would you make more than one? I'll be doing ALL of them and would so love to have you join me!
P.S. I'm voting for Wonderland, Starfall, Inner Beauty + Modern Art :) I can't choose just one!