Magic Mountain Cardi ~ Knitalong Kit
Welcome to the Fall 2021 Knitalong! Our knitalongs are a wonderful way to learn and grow in new ways. We accomplish that through learning knitting skills, accountability (to stick to your knitting goal!), round the clock knitting support and connection with other like-minded makers. So we hope you'll consider joining in. Watch the videos below to learn what sets them apart!
About the pattern:
Meet the Magic Mountain Cardi! A top down, circular yoke cardigan that mixes up all the color with stranded colorwork motifs throughout. In this style you will learn how to steek! What is steeking you may be asking?! It is a technique that is used to cut into your knitting. This design is knit top down, colorwork and in the round...THEN you will cut down the center of your work to turn your sweater a cardigan. It's new and sounds scary but it's not hard and I'll be there to guide you at every step along the way. You'll swatch first so you feel confident! So, grab your needles and scissors and get ready to have some fun!
In the video tutorials, I'll guide you through every step of how to make this sweater from start to finish. Tap the link here to check out our Ravelry page for this style and see the Magic Mountain Cardi on a range of beautiful bodies!
Here's what you can expect in our knitalong:
~ Just for you - These patterns will be available 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! Zoom help sessions with knitting teachers are for you when you need it.
~ Bonuses (!!!) - This time around we are offering a whole bunch of bonus patterns: the Dreamy Cardi, the original Kaleidoscope Cardi, the Kaleidoscope Sweater and the Kaleidoscope Pet Sweater, plus a discount to purchase yarn for any future project at 20% off. We typically only offer videos for main styles, but as an extra bonus we will be adding video tutorials for the Kaleidoscope Sweater.
~ Mindfulness - This includes all level restorative yoga classes (hosted by me and my yoga teacher Tara), blog posts (a collaboration with Emma of Bloom & Create) and events centered around freeing your creative spirit.
The kits will be available for ONE WEEK only. You'll be able to purchase them from October 12th through the 19th. Then the patterns will not be available for another 6 to 12 months.
What comes in your kit:
* The yarn needed to complete this project, including 4-8 skeins of Spun Cloud yarn (for the 3 main colors) and 1 Mini Sampler Kit (for the contrast colors). The required yarn amount varies upon size you purchase.
* Knitalong Guide with the pattern and all the info and resources you'll need to be successful with your project. You will receive this as a PDF download with your kit purchase that you will receive by email.
* Muslin pouch, tape measure, darning needle, 5 Cocoknits stitch markers, Knit Collage label for you to personalize and sew onto your finished KAL piece and a pretty embellished ribbon from Amy's India travels tying it all together.
What's not included:
* Needles - We have 2 needle bundle options for the Magic Mountain Cardi. Option 1 contains 3 separate needles and option 2 contains an Interchangeable needle kit, a 40" cord and crochet hook. If you'd like these added to your kit, click the links below to see them:
Option 2 ~ Needles (interchangeable kit)
4-5 Buttons (the pattern includes button/buttonhole instructions- up to you if you want to add them!)
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate Knitter
Size US 15 (10 mm) 24-32” / 60-80 cm circular needle for ribbings (or additional needles of the same size for your preference of small circumference knitting)
Size US 17 (12 mm) 32-40” / 80-100 cm circular needle for body and sleeves (using the magic loop method) or size needed to obtain gauge (or additional needles of the same size for your preference of small circumference knitting)
Size J / US 10 (6 mm) crochet hook or size needed for crochet reinforcement of steek
Adjust needle sizes as necessary to match gauge.
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5)[6, 7, 8, 9, 10]
35 (38, 41, 44, 47)[50, 53, 56, 59, 62]” / 89 (96.5, 104, 112, 119.5)[127, 134.5, 142, 150, 157.5] cm
Recommended to be worn with 1-3” / 2.5-7.5 cm of positive ease at the bust. The sample shown on Lily is a size 5. The samples shown on Gabriele are in a size 2 on a 32” / 80 cm bust with 6” / 15 cm of positive ease.
8 sts and 11 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in colorwork pattern in the round on larger needle, steam blocked.
Main Color 1 (MC1): 2 (3, 3, 3, 3)[4, 4, 4, 4, 4] skeins Spun Cloud (100% wool, approx. 100 yds / 200 g)
Main Color 2 (MC2): 1 (1, 1, 1, 2)[2, 2, 2, 2, 2] skein(s) Spun Cloud (100% wool, approx. 100 yds / 200 g)
Main Color 3 (MC3): 1 (1, 2, 2, 2)[2, 2, 2, 2, 2] skein(s) Spun Cloud (100% wool, approx. 100 yds / 200 g)
Contrast Colors (CC): 1 (1, 1, 1, 1)[1, 1, 1, 1, 1] Mini Skein Sampler kit (approx. 85 yds / 164-170 g - 5 mini skeins of yarn included per kit, 17 yds / skein)
CC1: Daisy Chain; CC2: Dreamland; CC3: Wildflower; CC4: Castaway; CC5: Spun Cloud
Sample 1 is shown in MC1-French Vanilla, MC2-Fog, and MC3-Minty Spun Cloud with a Mini Skein Sampler kit in Seashore. Sample 2 is shown in MC1-French Vanilla, MC2-Sedona, and MC3-Orchid Spun Cloud with a Mini Skein Sampler kit in Bouquet and Sample 3 is shown in MC1-True Olive, MC2-Fog Heather, and MC3-Honeysuckle Spun Cloud with a Mini Skein Sampler kit in Ochre Twist.
*Please note ~ In the Vanilla/Sedona/Orchid combo, French Vanilla is the Spun Cloud in the Bouquet mini kit. For sizes 4-10, it will need to be used in the colorwork section. Sizes 1-3 can leave it out and opt to use the other mini skeins in the kit to achieve the colorwork.
Pattern Designer: Laurel Gervitz