Monday, October 9, 2017

I'm Joining the Salal KAL

I always enjoy Andi Satterlund's Fall Knit Along. I've participated for the past 3 years and it's always lots of fun to join with everyone, plus I tend to get more opportunities to knit this time of year. I'm particularly excited about this year's pattern as it was just the one I was hoping for: the Salal Cardigan. It's a vintage style cardi (as per Andi's usual aesthetic - which I love) with a cropped waist, 3/4 sleeves, and a lovely lace detailed yoke. Andi released the Salal last year in her new knitting magazine, Stranded. It's a lovely magazine, but being a devout sweater knitter I just didn't need to purchase the entire issue. I've been holding out hope that Salal would be released on its own in time, and now my patience has finally paid off. Plus I just finished my most recent sweater, so the timing really couldn't be better.
I dove in my stash to find something appropriate and came out with this Cloudborn Fibers Wool Worsted Twist in Emerald Heather. Cloudborn is Craftsy's new in house label, and in their mega sale over the summer I grabbed a couple of sweater quantities to try out simply because I couldn't resist the price (5 skeins for $15!). I really like this color though, and it's different from my other sweaters in this style. I've now made enough sweaters that I have to consider if I already have made one in that color/style so I don't get duplicates. I actually bought this yarn in another colorway too (Teal Heather) which would've been lovely, but when I look at my finished sweaters I already have my Marion and Anaheim cardis that have a similar shape and are some variation of teal, so I decided to go different and pick the green. I've already swatched my yarn and I got gauge, so at this point I'm just waiting for the knit along to officially start on October 15th so I can cast on.

Will you be joining the knit along? You can get 20% off the pattern until October 15th if you use the code SALALKAL on Ravelry :) Join us! Head over here for more info.

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