We are excited to announce that we are partnering with Minnesota yarn company Blue Sky Fibers on their 2020 Spring/Summer Sweater KAL, which runs from April 1 - June 30. The featured pattern is the brand-new Seven Sisters Top, using Printed Organic Cotton (Worsted). In this KAL, which is great for adventurous beginners, participants will knit a sweater in the round and then finish the back and front separately, joining their work at the shoulders. The result is a top perfect for the coming warmer months.
Interested in joining the KAL?
Register on the Northfield Yarn events page, and we will send you a FREE download code for the Seven Sisters Top pattern that can be used starting April 1. You will need 4 - 6 hanks of Printed Organic Cotton.
NOTE: If you wish to order any of the supplies for the KAL, please order your yarn or call the shop (507-645-1330) before 4:00 pm on Friday, March 27th. Due to the MN Stay-at-Home order that is in effect during the COVID-19 crisis, there will be no staff in the shop to process orders between March 28th - April 11th. You can still register for the KAL at any time, and we hope to be able to ship again after April 11th.
Shortly, we will start hosting our weekly Thursday and Saturday Open Stitch sessions on Zoom. We are exploring the possibility of hosting a separate weekly Zoom gathering for Seven Sisters KAL participants, too! Northfield Yarn staff member Brianna will be knitting the sweater along with you and joining you online. If you register for the KAL on the Northfield Yarn events page, we will send you links to join our virtual knitalongs each week.
Grand Prize from Blue Sky Fibers!
The Friends of Blue Sky Fibers Ravelry page will be the nationwide home base for the KAL. Feel free to post comments, questions and progress pictures there. If you post an image of your final piece on Ravelry or any of Blue Sky Fibers social sites (tag them so they see it!), you will be entered to win the grand prize: yarn in the color of your choice and pattern for BSF’s summer KAL, a sweater in Organic Cotton (Skinny).
How much yarn do I need? What size should I make?
Blue Sky Fibers Printed Cotton, 150 yards/100 grams per hank
Hanks needed for Seven Sisters sweater pattern
XS/S: 4 hanks
M/L/XL: 5 hanks
XXL: 6 hanks
Size information from pattern:
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL) to fit bust size 30-32 (34-36, 38-40, 42–44, 46-48, 50-52)
Finished measurements of sweater from pattern for size XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
Chest Circumference: 40¾ (44¼, 47½, 50¾, 54, 57½)”
Length: 22 (23, 24, 24, 25, 25)”
Sweater is designed to be loose-fitting with approximately 5" to 10" inches of positive ease (finished measurements of sweater will be about 5" to 10" larger than your actual bust measurement).
Need needles or notions?
You will also need the following tools and notions to make your top. If you would like to add any of these to your order, please call the shop at (507) 645-1330, and we will be happy to process your purchase and add it to your yarn order. Remember that orders over $50 ship free and all orders within Minnesota ship for just $1 at this time!
Size 8 (5mm) 32″ circular needle (for body ribbing)
Size 8 (5mm) 24″ circular needle (for neck ribbing)
Size 8 (5mm) 16″ circular needle (for sleeve ribbing)
Size 10 (6mm) 32″ circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge for body of sweater
Spare needle for Three-Needle Bindoff
Stitch holders or waste yarn