Rowan Options KAL

Rhinebeck was completely and utterly lovely, and I can’t wait to show you the pictures – but until tomorrow, let’s talk about the exciting thing waiting for me when I came home:

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The Rowan Options KAL is officially live, and we’ve kicked off Week 1 with the pattern and a starter video on choosing a size to fit your shoulders well. You can see the video here, and download the free traditional pattern on the KAL’s official page.

For those who are interested in having CustomFit do the math for modifications and slight gauge changes, the sweaters are built in there as well! Click here to view the cardigan, and click here to view the pullover. CustomFit allows you to change things like sleeve length and sweater length automatically, but adding stripes and/or texture to the pieces is up to you – the CustomFit patterns will be written on a Stockinette base.

One of the nicest things about this KAL (aside from working with all of you, of course!) is that I actually get to make one for myself. I’m ridiculously excited about that – making a sweater solely for my own pleasure and wear is a rare thing around here.

And of course, I’m not going to be making one exactly like the pattern photos! I’m choosing a V-neck pullover out of the fantastic green, #109 grit:


I’ll make it with long sleeves and a textured body. I’m on the fence about waist shaping on the front of the sweater – on the one hand, I’m into a more relaxed, sweatshirt-y feel this fall. But on the other hand, I know that I really like the way the shaping looks on me. Maybe I’ll go for a more relaxed fit all over, instead?

What do you think? And which version will you be making? Leave your comment here, join us in the Ravelry group, or if you’re on Instagram (or etc.), use the hashtag #optionskal to show us your swatches and choices.

Happy knitting!

5 thoughts on “Rowan Options KAL

  1. Is the KAL solely for those using the Rowan yarn?

  2. I would like to make the v-neck cardigan as a vest. Do I just need to add a ribbing at the sleeve openings? How would this effect the amount of yarn I need? Also, I do not want horizontal stripes throughout, but am thinking about another color for the button band and ribbing and possibly a stripe above the waist. Any suggestions? Would custom fit also help with these changes? Where is the best place to post questions? I also added these questions to your ravelry fit to flatter group. Thank you!

  3. There are a bunch of questions in the Ravelry forum, if you’re on Rav, do stop by!

  4. Are the stripes and textured stitch worked on the back of each sweater? Any thoughts on why or why not?

  5. […] Options KAL will run from October 19 through December 14, on the Rowan site with updates and discussion […]

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