knit.purl and the Pintuck Cardigan Knit-Along!

[Edit] We have a winner! Thanks to everyone who commented below for a chance to win this yarn. I hope you all still join us in the KAL, with HiKoo Rylie or with another great yarn of your choice. Without further ado, the winner is shollich! Congrats! We'll be contacting you shortly. Thanks again to everyone who participated!

Hopefully you've heard about the knit.wear name change. If you haven't: knit.wear has become knit.purl. It's the same magazine, but with a make-over! The structurally interesting, high fashion projects are still there, it just has a new face and name. We really hope that you like it and continue to knit the great projects that are featured there. I know that we around the office have gotten excited about the projects and yarns in this issue, and we’ve even chosen one for a knit-along!

The Pintuck Cardigan designed by Bristol Ivy is a bottom-up cardigan that uses a simple pintuck pattern along the front edges and sleeve ends. The body is worked back and forth, the sleeves in-the-round, and then the pieces are seamed together. The yarn used in this project is HiKoo Rylie from Skacel – an alpaca, silk, and linen blend that is absolutely divine to the touch and a pleasure to knit with. We thought this project would make for a great knit-along for our readership! If you’d like to knit with us, check out the KAL schedule and how the whole thing works below.

Here’s the schedule:

9/30-10/14: Get your copy of the pattern in knit.purl Fall/Winter 2014 (you can pre-order the issue or get the digital copy here!), choose your yarn, swatch
10/15-11/30: Knit body
12/1-12/14: Knit fronts and back
12/15-12/31: Knit Sleeves
1/1-1/14: Finishing

Here's how the knit-along works:

1. Get your pattern by downloading or ordering the Fall/Winter 2014 issue of knit.purl.
2. Choose and buy your yarn (or find it in your stash), and knit your swatch.
3. Introduce yourself in the forum, and let us know what yarn you are using.
4. Post a photo of your finished garment when you're done.



We’ve got yarn to give away to one lucky knitter! Five (5) skeins of HiKoo Rylie in the colorway Driftwood (about $140 value), the color featured in the issue could be yours to knit the Pintuck Cardigan. 

If you are interested in winning the HiKoo Rylie skeins in the Driftwood colorway, simply leave a comment below! The deadline is this Friday, September 19th, at 5 pm ET. A winner will be chosen at random and announced shortly after that. Please visit this page to see our full general rules and eligibility. 

I hope you are excited about this project and this issue – I know I am! I love the chunky knits and fun stitch patterns, not to mention all the scrumptious yarns. Good luck to those entering to win the HiKoo Rylie, and happy knitting to all!


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About HannahRoseBaker

Hi! I'm the editor of knitscene magazine. Before I became editor I was the assistant editor of Interweave Knits for over two years. I have a bachelor's degree in Anthropology, I love knitting, pizza, Justin Timberlake, and my Black Lab whose name is Girlfriend, and I live in Fort Collins, Colorado.

34 thoughts on “knit.purl and the Pintuck Cardigan Knit-Along!

  1. I just saw this cardigan in Knit. Purl at the yarn store that I work at and instantly fell in love with it! I’ve knit with Riley before and it’s wonderful! I hope to knit this cardigan soon!

  2. I am delighted to find a knit along to participate in. I would love to win the yarn. Can anyone advise me as to what would be a suitable substitute for the yarn in this pattern? Working on a small budget as I am trying to get guardianship of my grandsons who are in foster care. Thank you and God bless.

  3. Dear susanpariseau,
    Although I try to support my local yarn stores, sometimes their prices are too high to afford multiple skeins of quality yarn. May I suggest you go online to or, who offer good prices, close outs & even discounts on quantities.
    As a stay-at-home grandmother, who has had an active role in raising two girls, I admire your effort & wish you the best of luck in gaining custody of your grandchildren. Playing an important part in our granddaughters’ lives has been a blessing; knitting offers health benefits as well as enjoyment, so I hope you are able to take part in the KAL.

  4. I’m not sure I like that the cardigan is so much shorter in front; it’s hard to tell from these photos. I’ll need to see more shots of it being worn before I would knit this project.

  5. I love the top of this garment, but it definitely needs to be the same length all the way around and at least 4-6 inches longer in the body to be proportionally flattering to most body types. All seaters that are raised up in front hem line emphasize any tummy that shows up on occasion.
    Shorter sleeves would be in order, too, to do any activity.

  6. Earlier this week I was looking at this cardigan and began to consider it for some homespun I have been ‘hoarding’ for the just-right pattern. Unfortunately, while this may be the pattern, I don’t have the yardage. I still like this “just-right” pattern! Thanks to all involved for making this contest happen and congratulations to the winner!

  7. I would like to knit this sweater but before I start, I have to know if this pattern has the front panels the same length as the back or on a slant, as it seems to indicate in the pictures. If it isn’t level with the back, will there be alternate instructions given? I’m still a new enough knitter that I wouldn’t want to try to figure it out on my own. Thanks.

  8. I see there are a lot of concerns about the front of this sweater being shorter than the back. This happens simply because the pintuck pattern in the front has a shorter row gauge than the plain stockinette of the back. The length difference is about four inches depending upon the pattern size.