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Let's vote on our new knit-along!

Sep 13, 2010

Every Way Wrap   
KDe's finished Every
Way Wrap
Our last knit-along was the Every Way Wrap, and the wonderful knit-alongers had so much fun knitting this beautiful piece. At left is KDe's finished wrap—isn't it beautiful? And she's so cute in it, too. This wrap is really so versatile, which is one of my favorite things about it. It's perfect for the coming fall, too. If it's really cold, wear it as a muffler with a coat, if it's just a little crisp out, wear it as KDe is—as a vest.

As always, my favorite thing about the knit-along (KAL) is the sense of community that happens on the forum. The KALers share their knitting woes and wows and their personal victories and challenges, too. It's amazing how we can bridge the miles with the internet!

Well now it's time to vote on a new project for fall. This will be our Knit-Ball KAL, where those of us who are football fans can knit along with our favorite teams, sharing their victories (and challenges!).

Those of you who aren't big fans... well just think of it as a regular knit-along.

I went through our pattern store and picked four options that I really like. I know one is bound to delight you, too!

And now, here are the contenders for our next KAL!
Cabernet Ribs by Liz Nields has been one of my favorites for a couple of years. It looks like a tank with a sheer shirt over it, but it's all one piece.

The body is knit with a mohair yarn and a merino yarn held together and the sleeves and V-neck are knit with just the mohair.

How perfect is this for the holidays?
     Kate Jackson's Cactus Blossom pullover has that comfy "weekend" look. It also has that "that looks hard" look, but it's one of those faux isle knits that uses just two yarns—one solid and one self-striping.

And it's knit in the round, so it's a relatively quick knit: no purling, turning rows, or seaming. Yahoo!

I just love it, and it would be good TV knitting while watching those football games!
Norah Gaughan is my favorite knitting designer, and her Caftan Pullover is stunning.

It's a casual piece that's perfect with jeans, but it would also be fab over a cream colored dress (or a black dress if you knit it in a bright color.

I love the front detail, which was inspired by Russian architecture. I can see the onion domes in the design, can't you?

This is really a show-stopper.
The Nordique Swing by Veronik Avery is so sweet. It has an allover lace pattern that's perfect for fall and winter, especially  if you work in one of those office buildings that always seems chilly.

The A-line style is figure flattering, and I love the closely-placed buttons down the front!

The lace repeat is an easy one to memorize, too. (I know, I've put this one in the survey before ... here's hoping!)

So what do you think? Take the survey to vote on your favorite.

I'll announce the winner on September 20; watch the space under my photo in the upper right-hand corner of the newsletter.

Cheers,


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a2965z-craft wrote
on Sep 21, 2010 10:49 AM

I don't know if a winner has been picked or not but I voted for the Caftan Pullover. I went to the Berroco web site to order the yarn and it is discontinued. What can I use to substitue for this pattern because, you see, I'm going to knit it even if it doesn't win, I like it that much.

ArtfulSoul wrote
on Sep 20, 2010 9:16 AM

Is there an announcement of the KAL winner yet?

on Sep 18, 2010 7:05 PM

I vote for the Cafton Pullover.  I think it looks classy & I would love to make one.

spinellm wrote
on Sep 18, 2010 10:00 AM

I would love to get the pattern for the Every Way Wrap which was the last KAL that was just shown...I'm new to Knitting Daily and I'm disappointed that I missed it.

Thanks

susand413 wrote
on Sep 18, 2010 9:17 AM

The caftan pullover is stunning and makes up quickly inspite of the pattern stitches. Be sure to make it large enough so that the bottom slides over your hips with room to spare. The slightest tightness makes the garment hang badly.  The pattern calls for much more yarn than  actually needed. I had 4 balls left over.

on Sep 17, 2010 6:26 AM

I vote Cactus Blossom!!! Can't wait to see what wins out! xoxo

DD@214 wrote
on Sep 15, 2010 7:06 PM

Thanks so much for the substitution list for the caftan pullover. I'm going to make it even if it is not chosen. Have fallen in love with the pattern and have researched on various sites. Many variations in length and even one where the back pleat was inverted. FINALLY am seaming up my minimalist cardigan and it looks great!

Kelleigh wrote
on Sep 15, 2010 4:27 PM

Kathleen,

If the Caftan is NOT chosen, I would still like to make this one so I would appreciate a list of suitable yarn substitutes if you would, please?

Thanks in advance,

Kelleigh

on Sep 15, 2010 12:56 PM

Just a quick note for yarn substitutions for the caftan:

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran

Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk Aran

Debbie Bliss Rialto Aran

Filatura Di Crosa Zara Plus

Classic Elite Waterlily

There are many others, too. If that design is chosen, I'll put up a big list.

Kathleen

CarolL wrote
on Sep 14, 2010 10:58 PM

I love my "every way wrap"......... but NOTHING attracts me in this new lineup..., well wearable by me........ sigh

As far a lovely design I vote for caftan pullover.

JPrecht wrote
on Sep 14, 2010 9:46 PM

The Cactus Blossom Pullover!!!  SO fabulous!  I might knit it anyway. =0)

DD@214 wrote
on Sep 14, 2010 7:36 PM

I voted for the Caftan pullover, too, but also cannot find this yarn available. It was discontinued in Spring of 2009. Anyone have any ideas for a substitution yarn?

on Sep 14, 2010 2:33 PM

Link for the Every Way Wrap is below. It's in the electronic version of Fall 2010 Interweave Knits. We don't have it as a single pattern download.

shop.knittingdaily.com/.../Interweave-Knits-Fall-2009-Electronic-Issue.html

AngieB@6 wrote
on Sep 14, 2010 12:22 PM

I am also interested in obtaining the Every Way Wrap pattern, but didn't find it on the website. Where can this be downloaded? Thanks!

dbsander@2 wrote
on Sep 13, 2010 5:07 PM

I voted for Nordique Swing, but want to join in for the first time and will knit anything. I am anxious to learn new stitches and steps. Diane

dragonbowler wrote
on Sep 13, 2010 3:09 PM

Where can I find the Every Way Wrap pattern you did on th elast knit along. I am interestedin it.  Sorry as a Plus size I am not ready to tackle sweaters.

KnitNoir wrote
on Sep 13, 2010 1:59 PM

CACTUS BLOSSOM! CACTUS BLOSSOM! yay!!

Robin RoseG wrote
on Sep 13, 2010 1:14 PM

I have to say I am not all that impressed with the selections for the next knit along.  Sorry.

Tina@2 wrote
on Sep 13, 2010 11:32 AM

I voted for the Caftan Pullover and would actually really like to join in this one, but I was looking online and can't find this yarn anywhere (at least not enough or ok colors).  Will some suitable substitues be published as well?

KatrinaK wrote
on Sep 13, 2010 10:29 AM

Survey link wouldn't work in email. I vote for cactus blossom!

on Sep 13, 2010 10:29 AM

The link now goes to the survey. So sorry for the bad link! I really wasn't trying to stack the deck for the Caftan. :)

Have fun voting,

Kathleen

Kelleigh wrote
on Sep 13, 2010 10:04 AM

By the way, the survey link worked in my email.

Kelleigh wrote
on Sep 13, 2010 9:23 AM

I vote for the Caftan Pullover as well!

ArtfulSoul wrote
on Sep 13, 2010 8:54 AM

Survey link at this moment goes to one of the patterns instead of survey...I vote for Caftan Pullover!