Soho Slip Stitch KAL!
Welcome to Soho Slip Stitch Knit-Along (KAL)!
It’s time for the Spring / Summer Knit-Along!!! I am so excited to start another KAL on my Ravelry group. There will be tons of teaching and fun, prizes and a great garment! Think of it as a sweater class for the price of a pattern! There will be HOURS of video tutorials to help you every step of the way.
Once again our wonderful retail partner, the local yarn store FiberWild, will be our official yarn supplier for our KAL (at an amazing discount, plus free shipping!) You can order your yarn, as well as any needles or notions you’ll need. I would not be able to produce these knit-alongs without the support of my retail partner, so supporting FiberWild makes this and future KALs possible! Show them some love 🙂
Use Promo code: Sohosl17 During the pre-sale period before July 3 and get 10% off!
After Sept 10 the pattern alone will be $8, the KAL – sweater class versions (with all the how tos, video tutorials, and modification notes) will be $14.
So without further ado…
Introducing the Soho Slip Stitch KAL
A raglan-construction sweater, knit in pieces and seamed, this pattern features a fun two color slip stitch pattern at the hem, yoke and cuffs, as well as a keyhole neckline and a crochet edging.
As with all my KALs / sweater classes, the pattern will come with hours of video tutorials, knitting how-tos and gauge modifications.
Q: What is a KAL?
A: KAL stands for knit-along! It’s a great way to work through a garment with the support of the designer (me), but more importantly, hundreds of other knitters.
If you are new to KALs, find helpful FAQ on the general info page.
The heart of the KAL is our Ravelry group. There we will have updates, discussions, sharing of pictures, and knitting tips.
Q: How do I register and order supplies?
A: Simply by purchasing the Soho Slip Stitch KAL pattern…
- From my Ravelry page. (Use promo code: Sohosl17 during the pre-sale period before July 3 and get 10% off!)
- Through FiberWild.
Either option lets you add the pattern to your Ravelry library!
You can join in ANYTIME! The KAL info will stay live on my group forever, and the video tutorial links will never expire! But the KAL class price goes up to $14 after Sept 10, so join now even if you aren’t going to work the sweater class until later.
You can purchase all your KAL supplies:
- Through FiberWild (at a 15% discount with promo code: JULY3KAL)
- Or your LYS (that’s “local yarn shop”)
Our friends at FiberWild gladly take returns on any unused yarn, so be sure to add a couple of balls to your order so you have enough for swatching, or pattern modifications (like if you decide you want to work the body longer).
Q: What skills will I learn?
A: The top is chocked FULL of techniques. There will be video tutorials on all specialty skills along with sweater basics.
New skills learned:
- Two color linen stitch
- Two color lifted slip stitch
- Tricks to joining a new ball
- Knitting in your tail as you go
- Carrying yarn up the side
- Left lifted and right lifted increase
- Raglan shaping
- Keyhole neck
- Crochet buttonhole
- and MORE!
There will also be videos that cover all your sweater basics like gauge, blocking, picking up stitches, seaming and more.
Q: Where are the videos?
A: With every section of the pattern released to your Ravelry library, you will see red links in the PDF directly to the video tutorials to help you every step of the way. The links will be right there in the pattern!
Your initial downloaded PDF will contain the pattern introduction with gauge, schematic, size information, yarn requirements and needle and notion information. It will also include a video on gauge swatching.
Best of all, we will be the very first knitters to work with a brand new yarn from Italy:
Stacy Charles Nordica (DK weight; 100% superwash extra fine merino wool; 136yds/50g per ball)
June 6 the KAL registration opens and the pattern goes on sale. You will receive your pattern introduction and first video tutorials as soon as you register. Start swatching so you are ready to cast on in July!
- July 3 – Clue #1
- July 17 – Clue #2
- July 24 – Clue #3
- Aug 7 – Clue #4
- Aug 14 – Clue #5
- Aug 28 – Clue #6
- Sept 10 – Post finished project photos, raffle drawing for grand prize
Jump in ANYTIME! We don’t all have to stay together; you can start late, start and stop . . . . Just make sure to register before July 3 to get 10% off pattern and order yarn to get 15% off yarn. Then . . . start when you can. The videos will never go away!
- Join the Ravelry group to work with other knitters.
- We will have random prize drawings throughout the KAL for finished clue photos, and of course, the grand prize!
Pattern Info (Sizes & Supplies)
Sizes Women’s S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
Chest: 34 1/2 (38 1/2, 43, 45 1/2, 49 1/2, 54, 56 1/2)“ / 87.5 (98, 109, 115.50, 125.50, 137, 143.50)cm
Front Length: 23 1/2 (24 3/4, 25 3/4, 26 1/2, 27 1/2, 28, 28 1/2)” / 60 (63, 65, 67, 70, 71, 72)cm. Measured from top of shoulder to hem after pieces are seamed.
Shown (34 1/2” chest) with (2” of ease over high chest)
Stacy Charles Nordica (DK weight; 100% superwash extra fine merino wool; 137yds/50g per ball): 7 (8, 10, 10, 11, 12, 12) balls #2736 A and 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4) balls #51 B
Size US 6 (4mm) straight and circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Size US 8 (5mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Size US 9 (5.5mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Size E/4 (3.5mm) crochet hook
1 (5/8 inch) button