It will soon be Knit-a-Long time again here at This is Knit, and this year we're encouraging you all to dive in to lightweight garment knitting for spring.
This year we're all about lightweight garments, with a choice of 4 stunning sweaters, all knit in 4-ply yarn and coming from 4 of our favourite Independent Designers.
We've selected a range of designs, covering several unique techniques and across a spectrum of skill levels, so there's something here for everyone. We'd encourage you to choose a pattern that's just a bit out of your comfort zone though, and then make use of all the support that will be available to make that project a reality. Our aim is to help you learn some new skills along the way and to enjoy the process of knitting along with other members of the extended TIK community.
With four patterns to choose from we're going to take a closer look today at two of the four designs: Carpino and Ravello.
Check back soon for our post highlighting options three and four for this KAL: "Timeless Henley" and "Nogat". We'll wrap everything up in a third blog post, with all the details about the yarn discount, the prizes on offer and the plans for our KAL Cast On Event!CARPINO
Are you familiar with the top-down raglan technique, but would like to take it to the next level? Then Carpino may be the choice for you.Â This refined design from Carol Feller features a simple lace repeat that adds texture and interest to the finished garment.
For colour and styling inspiration have a browse through the beautiful selection of finished versions here on Ravelry.Â As you can see, this design works well in many yarn types, but our suggestions are Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal and Townhouse Yarns Camden Tweed.
Simple and stylish, Ravello by Isabell Kraemer is an ideal easy-going knit for those of you dipping your toes in the 4ply water... This design uses the seamless top-down raglan method too, so there's no sewing up to worry about. It's also a perfect choice if you'd like to mix in a bit of stash yarn to your KAL project, as you can base your colour choices around that special skein or two.
Again there's lots of project inspiration on Ravelry, and we'd be delighted to help you with colour choices in the shop or by email.Â We think Malabrigo Sock will be a popular option for this design and Juniper Moon Herriot Fine could be a winner too.
So what do you think of our line up so far? Are you tempted to jump in and knit either of these designs? Check back soon for more KAL info (including how to join in!), ahead of our official cast on date of Saturday 4th March...