After a whirlwind of holiday knitting and deadlines, it’s time to embrace January as the month of “selfish knitting.” It’s a month that encourages you to take a deep breath and pick up a project that makes you fall in love with knitting all over again. Bonus points if the project is intended to become part of YOUR wardrobe.
Sure you can go at it alone – it is selfish knitting, after all – but a KAL can offer some
Olive Knits’ January Gansey KAL
If you added “don’t wait until the last minute to knit a sweater,” then this is the KAL for you! Olive Knits’ Marie Green kicks off the new year with a new sweater design, January Gansey, and a KAL of the same name. This sweater incorporates the style and techniques of the traditional
Get more information and join: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/january-gansey
Grocery Girls’ Speedy Sweater KAL
For those who want to start 2019 by quickly adding a check in the Finished Object column, then the Grocery Girls have the KAL for you: knit a sweater as fast as you can. Starting on January 1st, cast on any sweater, with any weight yarn, and record how long it takes you. This for-fun-KAL won’t have prizes, but there will be lots of motivating banter in the Ravelry group that runs through January 31st.
Fringe and Friends Steek Along
Want to learn a new skill in the new year? Fringe and Friends are back with a new installment of their popular #fafkal (Fringe and Friends Knit Along, of course) and this time it’s all about steeking. A skill we all know exists, but are mostly afraid to try. FAFKAL’ers will be knitting Mary Jane Mucklestone’s Sólbein Cardigan, a top-down Icelandic Lopapeysa that is knit in the round and then steeked down the center. While the designer knit this sweater in tonal shades of a single color, this KAL is your choice to explore color! Before you go stash diving, check out these gorgeous color combos of Léttlopi curated by Fringe’s Karen Templer. Follow the KAL on Instagram using #fringeandfriendssteekalong.
Get more information about the Steekalong: https://fringeassociation.com/2018/11/05/fringe-and-friends-knitalong-2019-get-ready-to-steekalong/
Brooklyn Tweed’s Winter Of Colorwork KAL
If we learned one thing in 2018, it’s that colorwork yoke sweaters don’t knit themselves. Which is why we intend to cast one (or two) on this year. Thankfully, B
Get More Details and Join the KAL: https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/brooklyn-tweed-fan-club/topics/3871294