We are very excited to announce our first sweater knit along! The knit along project will officially begin March 1st, that gives you a couple weeks to get your supplies together. The pattern we are using is Timely by Libby Jonson (it can be found here on ravelry). It's a great pattern to start with if you have never knitted a sweater. Timely is a top down, raglan sleeve cardigan. No sewing or piecing together! That's my kind of project.
The pattern calls for 2 different fingering weight yarns. I love using fingering weight for spring projects. You can create projects with beautiful color and patterns without having all the bulk that heavier yarns create. Yes, it does take a little longer to knit up, but it's well worth it. I have chosen to use 5 different yarns for my sweater. My main color will be Honeydew with White Pear, Melon, Papaya, and Cucumber making up the stripes. The pattern calls for a variegated yarn which creates different colors throughout the striping and a solid color yarn for the main part of the sweater. You can be creative and do your striping however you wish. Just remember, if you choose multiple yarns for your stripes you will have to weave in a lot of ends. If you're not feeling the love of the stripes, you can also use one solid color for this sweater pattern. Just ignore when the pattern says to switch colors.
As we go along I will post progress updates on my sweater, tips and tricks to help you along your way, exciting ways to win Yarn Barn gift certificates, and anything else I think of that might help you out.
As I just mentioned, we are going to give away Yarn Barn gift certificates along the way so be sure to check in every two weeks for updates and contest. Gift certificates will be redeemable in store and online. So feel free to join us no matter where you live! Our first contest starts now... Purchase all of the supplies needed for this project and post a photo of them on our facebook page with the hashtag #Timelyknitalong on March 1st and we'll enter your name in a drawing for a $10 gift certificate! The winner will be announced on March 2nd. I can't wait to see what yarns you choose!
Talk to you again on March 2nd!!