Category Archives: KAL

How to Work a Sl-K3-PSSO

As the Sedona Sunset KAL gets started, we wanted to take a closer look at a special stitch featured on the wrap that might not feel as familiar as the other stitches. A Sl-K3-PSSO is used to add texture and interest, and it’s a brand new stitch for a few of our KAL participants in the office. Here’s how to do it! The Sl-K3-PSSO is worked over four stitches. In the swatch shown, the lace from the Sedona Sunset Wrap has already been established. A Sl-K3-PSSO row was knit four rows down ...

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Sedona Sunset Wrap KAL Begins + Resources

Today is the first day of our Sedona Sunset KAL, which means today’s the day to cast on! The KAL runs through June and July,  so to stay on track, we recommend aiming to take about 15 days per ball of Chroma. That will guarantee completing knitting your wrap by July 31st, and with only a handful of ends to weave in, very little time is needed for finishing.  Working on according to the suggested schedule is a slow, steady pace, but many of our KAL participants in the office started zooming through the first section of shaping. The Sedona Sunset Wrap grows quickly once cast on!

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Get to Know Marie Greene and the 4 Day KAL

The time has come to start planning for the 8th Annual Olive Knits 4 Day Knitalong! Hosted by Marie Greene of Olive Knits and featuring a new design by her each year, this is the 8th year of knitters working on the same pattern to knit themselves a garment in just 4 days, and we’re honored to support her KAL with budget-friendly yarn choices! This year’s KAL pattern is Spill the Tea, an adorable top that doubles as a sweater vest. The 4-day KAL begins July 3rd, and you can learn more about the KAL on OliveKnits.com.

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Choosing Colors for Sedona Sunset

We’ve chosen our yarns for the Sedona Sunset Wrap KAL, and for the first time ever, everyone participating in the KAL picked the suggested yarn! The whole office is knitting with Chroma Worsted, and the majority plan to knit the wrap exactly as written. Stacey chose the What’s Kraken colorway in beautiful blues and grays. Jen picked out Fall Favorite, with rich autumnal shades. Ranielle will be using Best Friends, a colorway inspired by Frog and ...

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Join the Sedona Sunset Wrap KAL!

We had so much fun knitting wraps for last summer’s Ice Fire Wrap KAL that we knew we wanted to knit another wrap this summer, and our popular, free Sedona Sunset Wrap pattern by Jenny Williams was the obvious choice to go along with all of our new colors of Chroma Worsted! Just like with last summer’s KAL, we’re taking this slow and steady and knitting our wraps over two months.  Just the Details What: Knit the Sedona Sunset Wrap along with us When: June 1st – July 31st 2024 With: 792 yds of Chroma Worsted, Chroma Twist Worsted, or your favorite worsted weight yarn Skills to Know: CO, BO, knit, purl, YO, M1 SSK, K2Tog, slipping stitches, and passing over Why: To ...

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Our Axiom Sweaters

Our Axiom KAL has come to its end! Almost everyone in the office completed their sweater, and each one is unique. Everyone modified the wonderful Axiom Sweater pattern by Claire Slade to suite their personal knitting preferences and wardrobes. Each sweater highlights the versatility of the pattern in creative hands.

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How to Seam a Sweater

Assembling a seamed sweater is an important step that often is not given much detail in patterns. There are many different seam types to choose from that will get the job done, but they all have their own strengths and drawbacks, and some only work on certain edges. When it comes to seaming vertical-to-vertical, horizontal-to-horizontal, and vertical-to-horizontal edges, we’ve got two favorite seaming stitches that can be used separately or together to finish a sweater: mattress stitch and fake grafting! We chose these two seaming stitches because they’re strong but have some stretch, and they create neat, discreet seams.  Vertical-to-Vertical Edges

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Our Axiom KAL Progress

We’ve got exactly one month left of the Axiom Sweater KAL! Progress varies widely at the Knit Picks office, with some knitters done and some knitters a bit behind, but every sweater is a looking great! Alena was the first to finish, and her sweater looks beautiful! Her only modification was to knit the sweater seamlessly. Carlene’s sleeves weren’t here to photograph, but she finished them as well, ...

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How to Knit 2×2 Cables

Although the Axiom Sweater by Claire Slade looks like it has four distinct cables, all the cables are created with 2×2 cables crossing left or right, and it uses different spacing and different combinations of knit and purl stitches in between to create dramatically different looks from the same handful of skills. Many cables are deceptively simple like these, but it’s not until you review the chart key that you might realize how few techniques are used to make gorgeous, complex-looking cables.  Below you’ll find an overview on cabling from Knit Bits: How to Knit Cables and tutorials on the left and right 2×2 cables, which are the only methods used to make up even the larger cables ...

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Starting Axiom and KAL Resources

Today is the day to cast on your Axiom Sweaters! Because the pattern is knit in pieces and seamed, the order you knit the four pieces is up to you. If you’re new to knitting cables, we suggest starting with your back or sleeves to get you feeling confident about your project, and we’ll have some tips for working the cables later this month on this blog. To stay on track, we recommend aiming to take about 15 days per piece, leaving you plenty of time for assembly and finishing by the end of the KAL on December 15th. Be sure to check out our Learning Center for resources, and use the hashtag #AxiomKAL on Instagram to share ...

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