Tuesday, October 1, 2013

KAL Kick-Off!

Today is a special post, since I'm starting not one but TWO excellent KALs this month!

Lorna's Laces Fisherman in 36ns Chocolate.
I'm joining thousands of knitters as we take the Yarn Nation 30 Day Sweater Challenge, and you can, too, by clicking this link! I'll be using some yarn from my stash (two skeins of Lorna's Laces Fisherman in Chocolate) and the Uma pattern from Chic Knits.

Originally, I was going to follow the recipe found in the 30-Day Sweater eBook (available here), but I had a hard time deciding what to do - did I want to do some colorwork? What about cables or some sort of stitch pattern? Did I really have time to figure all of this out, even with the easy-to-use formula provided in the eBook? Probably, but I must admit that I am kind of lazy when it comes to sweater-knitting: I'll wing it for just about any other project, but for sweaters, I prefer to use existing patterns. I know that I should step outside my comfort zone this time, but there is just too much happening this month and I'm worried I won't finish my project in 30 days if I bite off more than I can chew!

Baah La Jolla in California Poppy.
Is that enough of a mea culpa? I hope so!

The second KAL I'll be doing this month is happening in the Baah Yarn Ravelry group using my Scalloped Rib Sock pattern! It's not too late to join us - click here for all the details (there are prizes!). I'll be using a skein of Baah La Jolla in California Poppy, and if you haven't made a lot of socks, I'm here to help you through the process! We'll start with this tutorial video I made to show my favorite stretchy cast-on method for socks, the long tail cast on:

I look forward to seeing your sock progress here in the Baah Yarn Ravelry group!

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