We will be hosting Zoomalongs and in-person meet ups throughout July.
You can Zoom with us on Wednesdays, 7 - 8 p.m. and/or you can join us in-person on Saturdays, 1-2 p.m. Please make sure you register for the appropriate days/times you plan to attend.
From Olive Knits:
- It’s a yoke-style pullover
- It’s one single color
- My team and I knit our samples in Sew Happy Jane Delightful DK Tweed
- DK weight tonals, solid colors, tweeds, and kettle-dyed yarns are recommended. Less color variation is better.
- Participating LYS and yarn dyers will have other fun yarn ideas to share
- There are NO photo sneak peeks until June 7th
- The skill level is intermediate, but if you’re a confident advanced beginner, you can do this
- You DO NOT have to knit the sweater in 4 days – we knit together the whole month of July, so you can work at your own pace.
Yarn — dk weight tweed (approximately 230 yards/100 grams)
Gauge — 20 st and 28 rounds/rows in 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch, blocked (Pattern includes an alternate gauge option of 22 st and 30 rounds/rows in 4 in/10 cm to expand size and yarn options).
Alternate Gauge: 22 sts in 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch. The finished measurements will be different than below and will be included in the pattern when it is released. Go up on size for yardage requirements.
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Finished Bust/Chest Circumference: 33.9 (36.75, 43.2, 46, 48.5, 53, 56.75, 60.75, 64.75) in/84 (93.5, 108, 115, 123, 134.5, 144, 154.5, 164.5) cm
Yardage — 1010 (1182, 1335, 1485, 1597, 1688, 1784, 1886, 1994) yards/923 (1080, 1220, 1357, 1460, 1543, 1631, 1724, 1823) meters
Needles — US Size 6/4mm (24-32 in/60-80 cm) circular – body; US Size 6/4mm (12 in/30 cm) circular or DPNs – sleeves: US Size 4/3.5mm (16 in/40 cm) circular – neckline; US Size 4/3.5mm (12 in/30 cm) circular or DPNs – cuffs. (Note: Adjust your needle size, if necessary, to obtain correct gauge.)
Fit Advice — This sweater is meant to fit with about 2 inches/5 cm positive ease. For best results, choose the size with a finished measurement that is 2 inches/5 cm larger than your full bust measurement.
What if I can’t knit it in 4 days?!?
You do not have to knit the sweater in 4 days. For those who like a challenge, you can try your hands at the speedy 4-10 day pace (based on your size), but the speed is completely up to you. We’ll be celebrating and knitting throughout the month of July, so you can work at the pace that’s best for you. The goal is to reach the finish line – however long it may take to get there. We’re here to help you knit a sweater faster than you thought you could,
but it’s a personal challenge that will vary from person to person.
The Timeline of Events (Save the Dates!)
May 17th: Yarn details, gauge and size information revealed! Now is a great time to start thinking about yarn. .
will be available on oliveknits.com
and Ravelry at a discounted price of $9.00
. The pre-order packet will include all the yarn/gauge/size details, plus the full timeline of events, list of participating shops, tips for choosing your size, etc… The pattern itself will not arrive to your pattern library until June 30th.
After June 30th the pattern will be full price.
June 7th: Pattern photos are finally revealed!
July 1st: Virtual Cast On Party – Livestream with Olive Knits
July ALL MONTH: Weekly livestreams and prize drawings with Marie on Facebook
July 30th: Official end of KAL and Virtual Bind Off Party – Livestream with Olive Knits