Fall Festival KAL: We’re Almost There!

It’s been nearly three months since we launched our Fall Festival Knitalong! And we’ve knit many sweaters in the meantime. We’re excited to see yours, and draw for a few fun prizes, after the KAL ends on Saturday!

Jackie’s been busy growing a human, and that means worn-open cardigans are her friend. She’s almost finished with her Shepherd’s Wool FFKAL sweater (which is a relaxed fit, low hip, mostly-open cardigan in the tradition of Morning Coffee) and is looking forward to casting on with this beautiful Shibui mix for her CustomFit Featherweight next!

Jackie's Yarn


I (Lauren!) have knit a bunch, but also frogged a bunch. Remember the status update where I said she only had to rework a cowl, and then would be finished with a whole sweater? Well…

That sweater has undergone some major re-envisioning. The cowl was a problem, yes, but that was more down to the neckline shape (too deep, too wide) and the yarn characteristics (heavy and smooth, not nearly as lofty as another cowl I worked with the exact same neckline in January).

After doing some hard thinking about how to fix it, I’m ripping out the front of the sweater. The back and sleeves will stay stockinette, but a textured front with a higher neckline and smaller cowl will result in a sweater I’m happier with! I should have known better than to copy Amy directly!



Amy’s needles have been busy with several sweaters (plus swatches for many more), but the one she considers her “true” FFKAL sweater is still sadly lacking a button band.


(Can you see it? It’s the gray one, third in from the right.) She’s teaching on Saturday, at the Metro West Knitters Guild of Boston, and so if she doesn’t finish by tomorrow it’s not happening. Will she make it?


Now, the best part! We’ve opened a FO thread on Ravelry, and we’ll leave it open until November 20. Post your finished Fall Festival Sweaters knit using CustomFit there for a chance to win one of our awesome prizes:


We’re giving away three Swatch Kits, all with full hanks of some of Amy’s favorite sweater yarns: Swans Island Organic Merino, Blue Sky Alpacas Melange, Shibui Maai, Rowan Felted Tweed Aran, and a sampling of indigodragonfly yarns! As a bonus, you’ll also receive a make. wear. love. water bottle — because staying hydrated while swatching is key.

Stay tuned for more info about our next KAL, coming soon!

2 thoughts on “Fall Festival KAL: We’re Almost There!

  1. To all who have FO’s: GO, GO, GO! You are inspiring the rest of us mightily who hope to be next up. To Lauren: thank you for such a lovely post brimming with good cheer. It was nice to see the first thing this morning 🙂

  2. Don’t forget to stretch 🙂

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