Spring Knitalong Design Survey
I'm so excited to share the style options for our upcoming knitalong, slated to kick off in mid April. At Knit Collage, we host two knitalongs (KALs) a year and they are what myself and the small but mighty team here lives for. We work on behind the scenes all year long. During our KALs, we connect with other makers, knit in community, cheer each other on, learn new things and finish with an heirloom handknit to treasure for years to come. In a completely non-preachy way, I also put a self care bent on the KAL and focus on how good knitting, creativity and making are for us! There will be all levels, restorative zoom yoga again! 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 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: The Harley Sweater by Julie Robinson
Try your hand at entrelac knitting! It looks a lot harder than it is :)
Option #2: Kaleidoscope Sweater - Embroidered by Laurel Gervitz
Meet the Kaleidoscope Sweater, a repeat from previous knitalongs but reinvented this season with embroidery! This pattern is ideal for knitters looking to tackle their first sweater.
Option #3: The Love Letter Cardi by Laurel Gervitz
In this design, simple lace details and striping with our cotton Wildflower yarn create a fitted, romantic style.
Option #4: The Dream Weaver Pillow by Laurel Gervitz
The Dream Weaver Pillow is another take on the entrelac stitch. This design is ideal for folks wanting to dip their toe in it but will take less time to knit up than many of the other sweater designs.
Option #5: Day Tripper Shawl by Christine Young
I love this shawl because there are so many ways to wear it. It's also a fun design for learning new stitches and playing with yarn and color mixing.
Option #6: Sunbeam Stripe Cardi by Cheryl Kubat
This sweater is another fantastic first sweater option! I even mixed in some sequins and beads into the version shown here.
Option 7: The Flower Power Cardi by Cheryl Kubat
The Flower Power Cardi is a repeat from our fall knitalong but we get asked about it all the time! I'd love to bring it back for spring if we have the interest. In this design, you'll learn the intarsia technique.
Option 8: Gumdrop Sweater by Anne Keith
In this simple, raglan sweater, we mix in our lightweight Serenity yarn with our cotton Wildflower. There are two neck options within the pattern as shown above!
Option 9: High Fives Cardi by Laurel Gervitz
Embrace argyle color work with a bohemian twist in this design! The front and back panels feature the argyles while we knit a simple lace pattern on the sleeves.
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 KAL (knitalong!). To be the first to know about the KAL, sign up for updates here. I'd also love to hear from you in the comments below. What peaks your interest?
P.S. I'm rooting for the Harley, Love Letter Cardi and the Embroidered Kaleidoscope but I can't really decide because I like them all.