Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knit-Along!
It’s time for the 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! This cardi is sure to become one of your favorite wardrobe staples. Perfect for cool summer evenings and keeping off the chill in the air-conditioning.
As with all my KALs / sweater classes, the pattern will come with hours of video tutorials, knitting how-tos and gauge modifications.
After Aug. 26 the KAL – sweater class versions (with all the how tos, video tutorials, and modification notes) will be $16. So get it during the KAL, knit it now or later and SAVE!
The pattern AND full video sweater class is only $10 during the KAL!
FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
What is a KAL?
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!
How can I join?
Simply by purchasing the Hudson Valley KAL pattern…from my Ravelry page
. On sale on June 10.
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 Aug 26, so join now even if you aren’t going to work the sweater class until later.
Where do we get our yarn AND support our hard working designer?
Rowan Cotton Cashmere is the perfect yarn for this garment, made of a blend of the super Cotton and 15% Cashmere for the elasticity and memory you’ll need to make your cables and lace perfect!
ORDER YOUR YARN
Use the above link for ordering! Get 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 body length and sleeve length.
What skills will I learn?
The cardi is chocked FULL of techniques. There will be video tutorials on all specialty skills along with sweater basics. New skills learned:
- Casting on in pattern
- Chart reading
- Lace tricks
- Cable basics
- 3 Needle Bind Off
- Cabling without a cable needle
- Working the lace for combo knitters
- i-chord edging
- Pattern mapping
- How to adjust pattern for gauge
- Length, and sleeve variations
- 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.
Where are the videos?
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.
June 10 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 July 8 when the first pattern part is released.
- July 8 – Clue #1
- July 22 – Clue #2
- Aug 5 – Clue #3
- Aug 26 – 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 Aug 26 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 XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
Chest: 34 1/2 (38, 42 1/4, 46 1/4, 50 1/4, 55, 59 1/4, 63 3/4)” / 88 (97, 107, 117, 128, 140, 150, 162) cm. circumference. Cardigan does not close in front. Chest measurements are the back measurement plus the two fronts.
Length: 23 ¼ (23 ¾, 24 ¾, 26, 27, 28, 28 ½, 29)” / 59 (60, 63, 66, 69, 71, 72, 74) cm
Meant to be worn with 4″ – 6″ of positive ease over full chest.
Rowan Cotton Cashmere (85% Cotton, 15% Cashmere; 50 g/137 yds): Color #00217 Vintage Claret, 7 (8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15 16) balls.
Size US 7 (4.5 mm) needle.
Size US 6 (4 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge.
Extra US 6 needle for Three Needle Bind Off
2 cable needles, tapestry needle, stitch marker, stitch holders or lengths of scrap yarn.
To learn more about how a video KAL works, WATCH THIS VIDEO