The Year of the Sweater
Last year my dear friend Anna (of Baaad Annas) finished a sweater each month. One year, 12 sweaters.
This seemed like too wild an idea last year, when Emily and I were both pregnant and we were working on Road Trip, but this year (even though have many designs in the works and 4 kiddies between us) it seems like a great idea! Right? So the question is: who’s with us?!
Whether you are a regular sweater knitting or working on your first, 12 sweaters in a year is a challenge! We have decided that finishing pieces already in the works definitely counts.
We are knitting some sweaters for little people and some for big. Emily saw this image I posted on Instagram… and it inspired her to knit another Flax for Max. She had already knit this one, and this one… but at 6 months old little Max has just outgrown ALL of his sweaters, so Em whipped up a new, larger Flax for him in just 2 evenings!
This wee grey Flax is for an upcoming addition to the TCK family, as our model Emily is pregnant! Bodhi is happily modelling this gift for my niece or nephew. So we each have completed our first sweaters of 2015 already!
It’s knitting, so there really aren’t any rules. We plan to each complete 12 sweaters, some will be for us, some will be for little people we have or know. It doesn’t matter if we started them last year (or, ahem, a few years ago), this is the year they will be finished! Along the way we’ll be sharing our favourite sweater-knitting tips and techniques, as well as adding some new tutorials to our already extensive list (check the all out here).
So join us won’t you? Let’s knit along! Tag your KAL projects with #tck12sweater2015 and check out our Rav thread here for a little knitterly support.
What do you say to a few prizes from TCK? The rules for you are loose, if you show us 12 sweater pics, finished in 2015 (started whenever) we will enter you for a draw! For each TCK sweater you knit, you will get an extra entry. Just email us a link to your Ravelry page, your Instagram feed, or attach your 12 pics and you will be entered to win one of the following prizes.
1. A sweater’s worth of yarn from Rainbow Heirloom.
2. A signed copy of our latest book Road Trip.
3. The complete Tin Can Knits ebook library.
TCK Sweaters I will knit this year include: