Welcome to Roselle Tee Knit-Along (KAL)!
It’s time for the spring 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! This garment, the Roselle Tee, is totally reversible so it’s like getting TWO tops for the price of one (actually three, but more on that in a second).
As always, there will be HOURS of video tutorials, and modification documents to help you every step of the way.
After May 20 the KAL – sweater class versions (with all the how tos, video tutorials, and modification notes) will be $16. So get it now, knit it now or later and SAVE!
AND this time I have a special treat for you all! Since I am also releasing the Cable Rib Cardi on the same day, you can buy the Roselle Tee and the Cable Rib Cardigan together and SAVE!
Cable Rib Cardi
Get 20% off both patterns when you get them together!
Use promo code: RosTVKAL to get 20% off both sweaters when you put both in your cart, or use the special link below:
For a bit of extra fun, you can watch Kristy Glass knit along with us. We’ll be having regular video check ins!
AND best of all!! The yarn cost for this top is less than your average scarf or shawl!!
So without further ado…
This totally reversible top is easy to dress up or dress down. Feeling classy, feeling sassy? Feeling lace in front, feeling lace in back. You do you!
As with all my KALs / sweater classes, the pattern will come with hours of video tutorials, knitting how-tos and gauge modifications.
PLUS, are you a fan of Dolores Van Hoofen? You can knit a matching outfit for your Dolores doll! Read all about my design process here, and how it was to work with this famous diva.
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.
The pattern will come out in parts to help us all stay together and have fun!
Q: How can I join?
A: Simply by purchasing the Roselle Tee KAL pattern…
- From my Ravelry page. Save 20% when you purchase with the Cable Rib Cardi
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 $16 after May 20, so join now even if you aren’t going to work the sweater class until later.
Q: Where do we get our yarn AND support our hard working designer 🙂
Please order your yarn from the official KAL link below.
It’s the perfect yarn for this garment, made of a blend of the super soft Pima Cotton with a wee bit of Merino for the elasticity and memory you’ll need to really make your lace shine!
- From WEBS (use this link for ordering)
- (at a 20% – 25% discount for purchases over $60)
Be sure to add a couple of balls to your order so you have enough for swatching, or pattern modifications.
I will be teaching options to change the neck, body length and sleeve length
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:
- Elastic cast on for lace
- Chart reading
- Lace tricks
- Working the inverted lace pleat
- Fixing mistakes in lace
- Working the lace for combo knitters
- Trick for a better neck line
- Pattern mapping
- How to adjust pattern for gauge
- Length, sleeve 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.
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 Intro 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.
Feb 18 the KAL goes on sale. You will receive your pattern introduction and first video tutorials as soon as you purchase your pattern. Start swatching so you are ready to cast on April 1 when the first pattern part is released.
- April 1 – Clue #1
- April 15 – Clue #2
- April 29 – Clue #3
- May 13 – Clue #4
- May 20 – 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 May 20 to save big on the 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)
Garment is A line and swings away from the hip. Choose a size that fits you well in the shoulder. Choose a size that fits with 0 – 2” of ease over your high chest. 1 – 3” of negative ease on your full chest is fine.
Chest: 33 (35, 38, 41, 44, 46 1/2, 50, 54 1/2)”/ 84 (89, 96.5, 104, 112, 118,127, 138.5) cm.
Length to Center: 21 (21 3/4, 22 3/4, 23 1/4, 23 1/2, 24 3/4, 25 1/2, 26)” / 53.5 (55, 58, 59, 59.5, 63, 65, 66) cm.
Wearing 33” chest with 2” of negative ease over full chest, 1” of positive ease over high chest.
Valley Yarns Granville (Sport weight; 90% Pima Cotton, 10% Merino Wool; 167yds/50g per ball): 5 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) balls. Show in color Mineral Green #09.
Size US 5 / (3.75 mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Size US 5 / (3.75 mm) circular needle 24″ / 60 cm for neck.
Stitch markers of various colors
To learn more about how a video KAL works, WATCH THIS VIDEO