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Summer Sweater KAL

August 2, 2013

Shannon, the genius behind luvinthemommyhood, has started a yearly summer KAL and this year we are taking part! The Summer Sweater KAL is designed for knitters to make a sweater in time to wear it for sweater weather! Haven’t we all decided we needed a fall sweater, only to finish it in time for spring? Not this year.

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Tin Can Knits is one of the sponsors of the SSKAL and both Emily and I will be knitting along too!  Emily is working on a Lush cardigan from Handmade in the UK in Sweet Fiber Merino Twist DKSomething Blue‘. She has already whipped up a wee size so now she will be starting a matching one for herself. How cute are those red buttons?!

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Emily’s wee Lush – with handmade glass buttons by The Knitting Goddess

I will be making an Antler sweater for Hunter (who is growing like a weed) in Madelinetosh Vintage ‘Whiskers’, an Urban Hiker for Jones in Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label AranChris Grey’ and sweater for myself, if I could only decide which one to knit! I’m currently between Windswept and something new…For now I’m just staring at the yarn and contemplating.

Hunter's Antler sweater so far

Hunter’s Antler sweater so far

For the Antler I’m knitting it as is, but my 2 1/2 year old is the size of the average 4 year old so I’m doing a 4-6 year size. For Jones’ Urban Hiker I’m going to throw a button band on instead of the zipper and I’m knitting it in a thinner weight than the Cascade Eco of the original. Here goes nothing!

Jones' Urban Hiker in 'Chris Grey'

Jones’ Urban Hiker in ‘Chris Grey’

The SSKAL Details:

The SSKAL is running from July 24th to approximately September 19th

To join the KAL (free) and enter to win one the fabulous prizes (did I not mention prizes?!) you can go here

Great Sweaters to KAL from Tin Can Knits

3 Comments leave one →
  1. jennie Kaderabek permalink
    August 17, 2013 4:04 pm

    So glad I saw this! I have a Windswept on the needles and plan on making an Antler and Gramps in infant sizes!

  2. August 4, 2013 8:21 am

    Awwww, you guys are awesome! Thanks so much for sponsoring and for joining in! I’m drooling over both of your projects! xoxo

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