It's Knit-a-Long time again! Why not join us? Spurred on by the success of last year's garment KAL (when we were simply floored by the number of beautiful finished "Clams" and "Breakers") we're leaping in to cardigans and sweaters again. We've selected two patterns and one yarn, but the second pattern has instructions for either a cardigan or a sweater so there's something there for everyone... The "Fan Jacket" from Debbie Bliss has been attracting a lot of attention so far this season. It's knit in "Bella", a lustrous Cotton/Silk/Cashmere blend that retails at â‚¬5.95. It's just a touch on the cropped side so we know a lot of you will add a few extra inches to the length, and we'll be here to help. The second pattern option, which can also be knit in Bella, is "Sandrine" from Chic Knits. A cross-over sweater (or cardigan) that is knit from the top down with minimal finishing, this is a quick and flattering knit. If you are curious about seamless knitting from the top down then this would be an ideal first project, and we'll be here with knitting assistance, tips and techniques throughout the KAL. Hereâ€™s how it will work: The start date for the KAL will be Wednesday 7th of March. Pop in to the shop (or email/phone us) on or before that date and choose one of the projects and your shade of Bella yarn (you can see the shade card for the yarn at the end of this post). Buy the yarn and get the "Village" pattern book or the "Sandrine" pattern *absolutely free*. The KAL will run until Weds 6th June and everyone who finishes their cardigan by that date will be entered into a draw for a great prize. Previous winners nabbed themselves this selection of delightful goodies, and the makings of their next garment project! We will be scheduling knitting assistance sessions at the shop for any specific technique challenges that come up and we're always happy to lend a hand during quieter times in store. Don't forget that virtually round-the-clock help will be on hand via this blog and the dedicated thread in our TIK Ravelry group. The KALs are always *mountains* of fun and there's oodles of moral support and practical guidance to be had. So jump on in and you'll be wearing your new warm-weather creation by summer!