Join Northfield Yarn for Olive Knits’ 5th Annual 4-Day KAL! Each summer, designer and author Marie Greene of Olive Knits invites knitters to join her in making a sweater more quickly than they thought possible. Read her blog post about the KAL for all the details!
June 8 Update: Marie released photos of the finished Fireworks sweater! If you've been waiting for images of the sweater to purchase yarn, the wait is over. The pattern can be purchased on Ravelry and the Olive Knits website and is $2 off until June 25.
This year, Marie has designed a new pullover pattern inspired by the theme "fireworks" that will be released on June 28. The KAL kicks off on July 1. We will slowly be sharing details about the KAL over the next two months. First up: our yarn picks for Marie’s top-secret design!
Pattern Features: Yoke style pullover; Top-down, seamless; Unique "Firework Stitch" detail; Minimal bobbles (optional); Long sleeves (easy to shorten); Mid-length body (easy to lengthen)
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Finished Measurements for Bust/Chest Circumference: 33.9 (36.75, 43.2, 46, 48.5, 53, 56.75, 60.75, 64.75) inches, with 2” of positive ease recommended
Yarn and Gauge: This pattern recommends a DK-weight yarn in a solid, tonal, tweed or lightly speckled colorway, knit to a gauge of 20 st and 28 rounds in 4 in/10 cm on a US Size 6/4mm needle in stockinette stitch, blocked.
1010 (1182, 1335, 1485, 1597, 1688, 1784, 1886, 1994) yards
Our Yarn Picks
Northfield Yarn has selected four tweedy DK-weight yarns, each a bit different in texture and fiber content, that we think will make wonderful sweaters.
- Sueño Tweed by HiKoo (69% Superwash Merino Wool, 16% Bamboo Viscose, 19% Donegal Viscose)
- Remix Light by Berroco (30% Nylon, 27% Cotton, 24% Acrylic, 10% Silk, 9% Linen)
- Arranmore Light by The Fibre Company (80% Merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% silk)
- Silky Wool by elsebeth lavold (45% Wool, 35% Silk, 20% Nylon)
Get your yarn and start swatching today!