Harbor Springs Knit-Along (KAL)
Welcome to Harbor Springs Knit-Along (KAL)!
It’s time for the Fall 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! During the KAL registration period you get the full sweater class for just $1 over the price of the pattern!!! There will be HOURS of video tutorials, and modification documents to help you every step of the way.
Use Promo code: HarSpKAL During the pre-sale period before Sept 10 and get 10% off!
After Nov 5 the pattern alone will be $8, the KAL – sweater class versions (with all the how tos, video tutorials, and modification notes) will be $15.
So without further ado…
This relaxed fit, raglan pullover has stylish details like a split hem, bell sleeve and a traveling mesh stitch pattern that creates the neck shaping and shirt tail hem.
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 Harbor Spring KAL pattern…
- From my Ravelry page. (Use promo code:HarSpKAL during the pre-sale period before Sept 10 and get 10% off!)
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 $15 after Nov 5, so join now even if you aren’t going to work the sweater class until later.
Q: Where do we get our yarn
We are using the perfect light weight chainette yarn, Berroco Cotolana.
We also have a 100% cotton alternative. The lovely Tahki Cotton Ball
- From WEBS (use this link for ordering)
- (at a 20% – 25% discount)
- Or your LYS (that’s “local yarn shop”)
Be sure to add a couple of balls to your order so you have enough for swatching, or pattern modifications.
NOTE: Some colors have limited quantity, so order SOON!!
Q: What skills will I learn?
A: The sweater is chocked FULL of techniques. There will be video tutorials on all specialty skills along with sweater basics. New skills learned:
- Trick for joining the chainette yarn
- Chart reading
- Lace tricks
- Fixing mistakes in lace
- Working the lace for combo knitters
- Pattern mapping
- How to adjust pattern for gauge
- Length and neck variations
- Setting in a sleeve
- Picking up stitches
- Left lifted and right lifted increase
- and MORE!
There will also be videos that cover all your sweater basics like gauge, blocking, cast on, seaming and more.
If you are a new sweater knitter, up for a challenge or a long time sweater knitter looking to learn a few new tricks, meet your dream sweater!
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, special gauge cast on, how to pick the right size and a gauge tutorial.
July 31 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 Sept 10.
- Sept 10 – Clue #1
- Sept 24 – Clue #2
- Oct 8 – Clue #3
- Oct 22 – Clue #4
- Nov 5 – 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 Sept 10 to get 10% off pattern! 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 Woman’s S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
Sweater can be worn with a range of eases over full chest. For a relaxed fit, use 0 – 3” of positive ease or for an oversized fit, use 3 – 5” of positive ease.
Chest: 36 (38, 41 1/2, 45, 49 1/2, 54 1/2, 58, 62)” / 91.5 (96.5, 105.5, 114.5, 125.5, 138.5, 147.5, 157.5) cm
Front Length: 25 1/2 (25 3/4, 26 1/4, 27 3/4, 29, 29 1/2, 30 1/4)” / 65 (65.5, 66.5, 70.5, 73.5, 75, 76, 79.5) cm. Measured from top of shoulder to front hem after pieces are seamed.
Witch Hazel (blue) sweater: 38” chest with 2” of positive ease over high chest, 1” of positive ease over full chest.
Sumac (pink) sweater: 41 1/2” chest with 3 1/2” of positive ease over high chest, 2 1/4” of positive ease over full chest.
Berroco Cotolana (Worsted weight; 47% Wool, 47% Cotton, 6% Nylon; 109yds/50g per ball): 13 (14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21, 22) balls. Show in color Witch Hazel #3535 & color Sumac #3560
Suggested 100% cotton yarn sub: Tahki Yarns Cotton Ball (Worsted weight; 100% Organic Cotton; 117/50g per ball): 13 (14, 15, 16, 16, 18, 20, 21) balls.
Size US 8 (5 mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Size US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle 16″ / 40 cm for neck.
Size US 6 / (4 mm) circular needle 16″ / 40 cm for neck.
Stitch markers of various colors, locking stitch marker
To learn more about how a video KAL works, WATCH THIS VIDEO