You may notice some overlap in our KALs! There will be many times where the Hat and Sweater KALs will be meeting at the same time. That means if you were really ambitious you could do them both!
These meetings are not classes so basic knitting techniques are a must. Information will be given on the skills required for all of the patterns. Knitting with a group will provide support if you have questions! And Sue and Kelly will be here to answer questions too.
Pick the KAL times that work for you or come to them all. Each time you attend one of the KAL meetings you can enter your name in the drawing box. There will be separate drawings for the Hat and Sweater KALs. At the end of each KAL we will have a show-and-tell party with a grand prize drawing The more you come, the better chance you have to win! There is no fee for the KAL but we ask that you sign up (each month for the hats please) so we know how many people to expect. Yarn must be purchased from Country Needleworks. If you would like help selecting your yarn, Kelly and Sue would love to help you on a Monday evening or Friday morning prior to the start of the KALs. Can’t make it one of those times? That’s not a problem either. Any of our staff would be happy to help!
Even if you are unable to make it to one of our KAL times, you are still welcome to participate! Share your progress and ask questions in our Facebook group!
Join Kelly and Sue every month from September through February for a monthly hat KAL. Each month we will be featuring a different hat pattern using different yarn brands and weights. We will announce each month's upcoming pattern about 2 weeks before the KAL starts to give you time to make your yarn selections. The patterns range in difficulty level and techniques. There will be simple hats where the yarn does all the work, hats using bulky yarns for quick knits, hats with cables and hats with colorwork. Join us for them all or pick the ones you’d like to make!
Our September hat schedule: Mondays 9/12, 9/19, 9/26 from 5:00—7:00 Fridays 9/16, 9/23, 9/30 from 10:00—12:00
Stay tuned for our September hat selection!
Up for a bit more of a challenge? Join our sweater KAL! We have 4 gorgeous sweaters for you to pick from.
Our sweater KAL will meet every Monday 5:00 - 7:00 and Friday 10:00 - 12:00 from September 19 - November 18.
This loose fitting cardigan is made with stripes of fingering weight yarn and mohair. Not into mohair? No problem! This sweater could easily be made in a solid color. Or stripe it with 2 different colors of fingering weight yarn. Choose to go subtle or dramatic. It’s up to you! We have a gorgeous model of this sweater in our store. Stop in to check it out! Skills used: This pattern involves a little bit of short row shaping at the shoulders using the wrap and turn method. Other than that it’s a pretty straight forward knit. No fancy stitches required.
Ranunculus by Midori Hirose This could possibly be THE most popular pattern on Ravelry. It has over 14,000 projects! And it’s no wonder with how versatile and customizable this pattern is. It can be knit in anything from fingering to worsted weight. Choose from two different necklines and different sleeve lengths. And it is size inclusive with 11 sizes to pick from! Sue is currently working on a model of this sweater for us out of DK weight. Skills used: This sweater is knit top down in the round. There is a little bit of short row shaping at the neckline using German short rows. The lace pattern uses simple decreases and yarn overs.
This gorgeous sweater is knit with one strand of cotton fingering weight yarn together with one strand of mohair. It’s seriously like a cloud! Still not into mohair? Still no problem! This sweater would also be stunning knit with a single strand of DK! Choose from a V neck or a scoop neck, long sleeve or short sleeve. Skills used: This sweater is an oversized, drop sleeve sweater. It is knit top down, starting flat, then joined in the round at the underarms. Sleeve stitches are picked up and knit in the round. Again, a little bit of short row shaping in this one using German short rows. The lace pattern is simple decreases and yarn overs.
This short sleeved sweater is designed by Emma's (Emma's Yarns) mom. The pattern is so new we don't have a model of it yet. It uses Emma's full skeins and smalls for fun stripes. Choose any number of colors to knit this top. Go subtle with just 2 colors or have some fun and pick several!
Skills used: This sweater starts with a provisional cast on and has some simple colorwork.