Anyone ready for a brand new KAL?
I always love this time of year, the weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer and now it’s time to knit ourselves a brand new cardigan!
A few years ago I designed a shawl, SiOG Stripes for a mystery KAL. In it, I used a stitch that I called the Double Garter Stitch where you work two rows on each side, one with each colour. I really liked the effect it created and I was very eager to use the stitch pattern in a garment.
Well, it took me a little while to get around to designing it but Laminarus is the end result. It’s a stretchy stitch pattern and very dramatic so I just added in a few places; at the saddle and at the bottom half of the body.
This cardigan starts from the top with a small double garter stitch triangular saddle on each shoulder. From there you will work the front and back separately until you reach the underarm where it joins together for the body. Below the bust, you’ll begin working in Double Garter Stitch again and some cables are introduced as well. Finally, the sleeves are picked up around the armhole where we will use short rows to create a seamless set-in sleeve.
This style of cardigan is really great for modifying. You can fairly easily change any section without having a big impact on the other parts of the design. I’ll be giving lots of tips on the KAL tip page that will help with modifying. Do you need your shoulders wider or narrower? Do you want to add waist shaping instead of an a-line shape?
New to my KAL?
If you haven’t done a KAL with me before you can find lots of information about how they work here.
In a nutshell what we do is create a pattern that comes out in small chunks as a series of ‘clues’. This is supported with access to a full video workshop on Teachable (free for KAL members, and you keep access after the KAL is over), and finally you’ll get the support of other knitters in our Facebook Group.
So with the KAL you’ll have fun learning with other knitters AND a finished cardigan at the end of the process!
How to Join
Initially you will get an introduction and basic sizing information. Each section of the pattern will be released on the clue schedule:
- Clue 1: 27th May, 2021 – it all kicks off!
- Clue 2: 10th June, 2021
- Clue 3: 24th June, 2021
- Final Prize: 9th July, 2021 – Raffle drawing for the grand prize from images posted on Teachable and the Facebook Group Finished Images post.
Want a kit?
Come add a yarn kit here as well and when you bundle both you can get a 10% discount until the KAL starts! (Or use code LAMINARUS10 for 10% discount individually).
KALs are always very exciting but each member knits at their own pace. I hope this post answered most of your questions about the KAL and you enjoyed meeting my latest design.
There is really only one questions left.
Will you join us?