Get Ready for Olive Knits 4th Annual 4-Day KAL!

We are excited to announce that Northfield Yarn is participating in Olive Knits’ 4th Annual 4-Day KAL! Each summer, designer and author Marie Greene of Olive Knits invites knitters to join her in making a sweater more quickly than they thought possible. Read her 2019 blog post about the history of the KAL for more information!

This year, Marie has designed a brand-new, unisex sweater pattern that will be released on June 15. The KAL kicks off on July 1. We will slowly be sharing details about the KAL over the next month. First up: our yarn picks and swatches for Marie’s top-secret design!

Pattern Details

Skill Level: Advanced beginner

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

Finished Measurements for Bust/Chest Circumference: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64) in, with zero to 4” of positive ease recommended

Yarn and Gauge: This pattern recommends a DK or light worsted weight wool, knit to a gauge of 21 st and 31 rows in 4 in/10 cm on a US Size 5/3.75mm needle in stockinette stitch, blocked.

Yardage:

Main Color -- 900 (1000, 1100, 1188, 1283, 1360, 1442, 1528, 1620) yards

Contrast Color -- 175 (187, 200, 212, 229, 243, 257, 273, 289) yards

Our Yarn Picks

Northfield Yarn has selected four DK-weight yarns, each a bit different in texture and fiber content, that we think will make wonderful sweaters.

Arranmore Light by the Fibre Co. (80% Wool, 10% Cashmere, 10% Silk); 328 yards/100 grams

This tweedy, luxurious yarn will knit up into a warm and classic sweater. Swatch shown in Glenveagh Castle (main color) and Meara (contrast color).

Luma by the Fibre Co. (50% Merino, 25% Cotton, 15% Linen, 10% Silk) ; 137 yards/50 grams

This soft, luminous yarn is certified organic and makes a great all-season garment. Swatch shown in Blue Dusk (main color) and Shadow (contrast color).

Sueño by HiKoo (80% Merino, 20% Rayon from Bamboo); 255 yards/100 grams

This smooth, machine-washable yarn has excellent stitch definition and drape. Swatch shown in Plum (main color) and Grey Heather (contrast color).


Sylvan Spirit by Green Mountain Spinnery (50% Wool, 50% Tencel); 180 yards/57 grams

This delightfully sheepy, single-ply yarn is lightweight and lofty. Swatch shown in Sterling (main color) and Agate (contrast color).



Get ready for the KAL at our live Zoom event with Marie Greene!

Join a live Q&A with knitwear designer and author, Marie Greene, for a chat about the 4th Annual 4 Day KAL. We'll discuss your best yarn options for this year's sweater, color ideas, and more! A special time just for Northfield Yarn customers has been scheduled for Friday, May 29 from 7:00 - 7:30 pm. Register here to receive information about how to join!