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Tops Tanks and Tees

April 18, 2016

Every year Shannon (of Very Shannon) hosts several amazing KALs and today she is starting her spring Tops, Tanks, and Tees KAL! I am very excited to say that Tin Can Knits will not only be one of the KAL sponsors, but I’ll be knitting along too. The idea behind this genius KAL is that knitters will work on a summer tank and finish it….in time for summer! That Shannon, always thinking ahead.

Low Tide would make an excellent summer sweater

Low Tide would make an excellent summer sweater, the perfect item to layer over a tank top

The Details

DATES

April 18th to May 20th (with possible extension)

HOW TO SIGN UP

Next week Very Shannon will launch the Tops, Tanks & Tees Knit Along Homepage and you will be able to find all the information about the KAL and sign up etc on the VS homepage then :)

SOCIAL MEDIA – #TTTKAL

We all love to see each others yarns, project choices and swatches so please be sure to tag your projects on social media and Ravelry with #TTTKAL and #TTTKAL16 (if you’d like) so we can follow along during the knit along!

You may even find your project shared on the blog! So don’t be shy – I promise this is one of the parts that makes this KAL so fun!

Flax Light is knit up in fingering weight yarn, go with short sleeves for a summery top!

Flax Light is knit up in fingering weight yarn, go with short sleeves for a summery top!

The Lure of the KAL

I should admit here, I do not have a great track record for finishing my KAL knits. And by that I mean the only KAL I think I have ever finished on time in recent years is the 12 sweaters in 2015. Not great considering my immense enthusiasm for knitting along!

When I was a fledgling knitwear designer and getting my teaching degree I worked at Urban Yarns and was in charge of the knit nights. I started organizing KALs and I was instantly hooked. There was so much encouragement from other knitters! So many people to ask if you had questions, so many yarn choices to help with, and such fun at the wrap up party, showing of lovely finished knits or commiserating on knits still on the needles. I love a good social knit.

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My Knit

So, this time, I vow to finish! I have been contemplating knitting a Bonny tank since Em first came up with the design for Handmade in the UK, so now is my moment. I think the reason I haven’t cast on as of yet is my yarn indecision. Should I use fingering for a different look, or stick with the lovely lace? Dark or light? Colorful or neutral? What to do, what to do!

Sweet Fiber Merino Lace in 'sketchbook'

Sweet Fiber Merino Lace in ‘sketchbook’

FINALLY I saw Sweet Fiber‘s new Merino Lace yarn at Fibers West and knew it was the perfect yarn. After a few more weeks of humming and hawing over the color choice I picked ‘sketchbook’, a beautiful dark grey. So, with my needles at the ready I will be casting on tonight!

What will you be casting on? How is your KAL track record?

Raindrops, perfect for a little KAL or a big KAL

Raindrops, perfect for a little KAL or a big KAL


 

More summery sweaters from TCK

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