Join us for our first ever knitalong (KAL) while we knit the Rustic Handspun Poncho! I'm fired up to try a KAL, mainly because it gives me an excuse to connect to you and for us to all share our work more. One thing I so love about the knitting world is how encouraging and complementary knitters are too each other. I also love seeing patterns and colors taken in a new direction that go beyond what I could've imagined. This poncho is just perfect to kick things off - it's a little bit of a larger project and you will learn a few fancier skills, if you don't know them already. That said, it knits up quickly. The yarn and pattern are available through our site but I encourage you to also check out your local yarn shop to see if they carry the yarn there too. We have 3 shops participating in the KAL, Yarn Garden in Mendon, MA, Park Avenue Yarns in League City, Texas and the Little Knittery in LA, California. If you're nearby, contact them to join in!

knitalong knit collage rustic handspun poncho

Pattern details:

The body of your poncho is knit in Sister yarn and the stripes in contrasting Cast Away yarn. The effect is a stunning mix of stitches, texture and color. This design features a rib neck and is knit top down, a total cinch to knit!  The fit is oversized and loose, making it ideal for all body types. The body length is easy to change too and details on how to do that are given in the pattern. 


Here's what you can expect:

* In depth blog posts and how to videos to guide you from casting on to casting off plus round the clock help from us if you need it! See blog schedule below.

* 10% off the cost of the yarn - special just for KAL participants. The prices here are 10% less than the regular yarn cost. 

* Free shipping within the US - use discount code KAL at checkout.

* Free pattern PDF - downloadable after purchase is complete.

* Community encouragement and support - tag us through #knitcollageKAL on social media!


What comes in your kit:

* 5 skeins of yarn needed to complete this project, including 3 skeins of Sister and 2 skeins of Cast Away yarn. The model is shown in color Peachy Sparkle/Soft Ivory.

* Pattern PDF - downloadable after purchase is complete.


Calendar: Follow along with us or join and knit at your own pace! 

Nov 2: Start date - I'll post our first blog post with a video on how to knit in the round and create the turtleneck rib portion of your poncho.

Nov 9: You've finished the rib turtleneck - now I'll help you with increases stitches for the body of your poncho in a video.

Nov 16: You're chugging along on the body of your poncho and now it's time to add in your Cast Away stripes, I'll show you how to do this in a video too.

Nov 21: Time to cast off - blog post & how to video on finishing.

Nov 23: All done right in time for Thanksgiving - time to share our work on the blog.

Additionally, myself and Cheryl, our knitting guru will be here to help you out along the way with anything you might need. You can always email me at or Cheryl at

I hope you'll consider joining us! Info here.