We are excited to announce that Northfield Yarn is participating in Olive Knits’ 4th Annual 4-Day KAL, which begins on July 1st! See details below for how to pre-order the pattern, along with our suggested yarns for this project, so you'll be ready to go!
There is no charge to be a part of the KAL, but if we have your registration we can keep you in the loop about any activities related to the KAL.
Each summer, knitwear designer and author Marie Greene of Olive Knits invites knitters to join her in making a sweater in 4 days. Because this is the 4th Annual 4-Day KAL, Marie is giving you 4 times as long to finish your pullover (until August 1st), but the main goal is to finish a sweater faster than you ever thought you could!
This year, Marie designed a brand-new, unisex sweater pattern that was first displayed on June 15. The pattern is available for Preorder NOW on Ravelry and Olive Knits, but won't be released until the KAL kicks off on July 1st.
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.
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).