Marie Greene 4-Day Sweater KAL & Special Event on Friday, May 29, 7:00 pm
Marie Greene 4-Day Sweater KAL & Special Event on Friday, May 29, 7:00 pm
Marie Greene 4-Day Sweater KAL & Special Event on Friday, May 29, 7:00 pm
Marie Greene 4-Day Sweater KAL & Special Event on Friday, May 29, 7:00 pm
Marie Greene 4-Day Sweater KAL & Special Event on Friday, May 29, 7:00 pm

Marie Greene 4-Day Sweater KAL & Special Event on Friday, May 29, 7:00 pm

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We are excited to announce that Northfield Yarn is participating in Olive Knits’ 4th Annual 4-Day KAL! Each summer, knitwear 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! 

As a special treat for Northfield Yarn members and friends, Marie will hold an online Q&A with us about the KAL on Friday May 29th, at 7:00 pm!

There is no charge to attend, but registration is required in order to receive a link to this online Zoom session. Put this item in your cart and be sure to complete the checkout procedure all the way to the end, in order to receive confirmation of your registration. Closer to the actual event, the Zoom session link will be sent to the email you provide during registration.

A little more about the KAL:

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 be slowly sharing details about the KAL over the next month.

First up: pattern details, 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 stitches 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. 

1. 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).

2. 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).

3. 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).

4. 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).