We're doing it again! The iKnit7 team have joined forces with the super talent of Susanne Sommers to bring you the "Side by Side Sweater" KAL. This brand new pattern is exclusively available to iKnit7 KAL-ers only for now!
A signature SOSU design - Side by Side is a sideways knit and it comes with all these opportunities to personalise your project:
• Three neckline options: Crew, Round, V-neck
• Four different lengths
• Eight sizes, ranging from 38-66” circumference
You can really make this design your own!
Concerned about getting it right? Don't be! With the eleventy-gazillion years of experience between us*, your supercharged cheerleading crew of seven yarn shop owners and one supremely talented pattern designer have got your back.
(*Real, actual number. Yep, we double checked.)
--> Download the pre-KAL information here for full sizing and yarn usage details.
This is the perfect opportunity to try a sideways knit in the supportive and fun environment of an iKnit7 KAL. Grab your ticket today!
All you need to do is choose which iKnit7 Shop to purchase your KAL Ticket from, get your ticket, and then sit back and choose your yarns!
iKnit7 is a collaboration by seven unique yarn shops:
Emily Foulds, Ginger Twist Studio, Wild and Woolly, Knit with Attitude, This is Knit, Tribe Yarns and A Yarn Story. To learn more visit www.iKnit7.com
Shortly after purchasing your KAL ticket, you will receive a link to your own PDF copy of the Side by Side Sweater Pattern.
You will also be linked to a handy "Pre-KAL" file that will help you to choose your size and to calculate the yarn amount needed for your project.
When you purchase this KAL you will receive a €70 coupon* to apply towards your yarn, needles and notions purchases. Check out our favourite tried-and-tested yarn options linked further down this page.
* Note that the Coupon is unique to each customer and must be used in one single transaction.
You'll get exclusive access to the FB Group where we chat all things KAL (and then some). It's a great way to see everyone elses' WIPs and ask
your burning questions!
There will also be a Facebook Live Session with Susanne where you can ask all your questions and get any technical help you might need.
Join the Zoom KAL Kick Off Party with all the iKnit7 Shop Owners and designer Susanne Sommers on the 25th March.
There will also be a "Show It Off" Party towards the end of the KAL, when we will celebrate our progress (finished sweaters or otherwise!) and give away some spectacular prizes too!
Swatching for this KAL began back in January, so we've lots of gorgeous options to show you!
We've also put everything you'll need for your sweater in one handy collection at the link below.
Main Circular Needles: 4mm - 4.5mm (US 6-7) or size needed to obtain gauge and optimal drape, 80-100cm (32-40") long.
Smaller Circular Needles: short circular needles (and/or DPNs) in 3.5mm-4mm (US 4-6) for neckline and cuffs
A third needle of similar size for 3-needle bind-off
DPNs in same size for sleeves (or just magic loop with your circulars)
A Tapestry Needle for your ends
4 stitch markers
Waste yarn for holding sleeve stitches or stitch holder
Optional: Locking stitch marker to track sleeve decreases
The Side by Side Sweater is suitable for an adventurous beginner or intermediate level knitter - but don't worry - everything is easier during a KAL!
Of course! We love to welcome knitters from all over the world to take part in our KALs.
Please try to order early to give your package plenty of time to reach you though.
Don't worry! There's still tons of fun to be had through our Zoom events and each shop will be posting updates on different channels as the KAL progresses.
The pattern also is supported by links to tutorials on all the techniques needed to complete the sweater.
To participate in the KAL all you need to do is:
1 - Subscribe to the iKnit7 Newsletter at www.iKnit7.com
2 - Purchase a KAL Ticket from one of the iKnit7 shops.
Your KAL ticket will come with a €70 coupon that can be redeemed against needles and notions, as well as yarn.
So you can combine stash yarn with new yarn, or opt to spend your coupon on a new set of interchangeable needles if you like!
Yes! Lots and lots of (frankly quite epic) prizes!
You will be able to access the Facebook Group from Monday the 21st of March.
All KAL ticketholders will get an email invite to the group on that day.
Yes! The Side-by-Side Sweater comes in 8 circumferences, ranging from 38 - 66 inches.