Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Knit ALong with us!

We think you will agree, the Georgette sweater by Christina Wall is a great project to knit together while we anxiously wait for Spring 2015!

Unlike past KAL's, the pattern directions will be posted here, on the blog, each week.  Questions?  You can send those to me personally and I will answer them in a timely manner.

FaceBook posts should keep you up to date.  You can also watch the Alpaca With a Twist Ravelry Group for concerns and questions.

Grab a friend or two and join our little knitting circle! 
To determine the size you will want to make, please consider that this project is knitted at a loose gauge. It will grow a bit as it is worked and worn.  If you are "between" sizes consider knitting the smaller one, closest to your measurements.

Let's Begin: Find a sweater that you love, lay it flat and measure it across the back from armhole to armhole.  Double that number and you have your perfect fit.

The Details: Sizes: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Finished Measurements: Chest: 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52)
Length from underarm to hem: 10 (10, 13, 13, 16, 16, 19) inches
Materials: Alpaca With a Twist's, Baby Twist  (100% baby alpaca)
                   550 (660, 770, 880, 1100, 1210, 1320) yards
#9  29 or 32" circular needle
#9 16" circular needle or #9 DPN's
#3 29" circular needle
4 stitch markers
2 stitch holders
2 - 3" buttons

Gauge: #9 needle: 4 sts/5 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch. Change you needle size to obtain gauge, if needed.

Note on Yarn Substitutions: When choosing a substitute yarn for this pattern, you must choose something that has a lot of bloom to it,  Because you are knitting a DK weight yarn with a #9 needle you will want a yarn that blooms and fills out when blocked.

Designer's Note: Georgette is worked from the top-down, raglan style. The only finishing required is blocking and sewing on two buttons. If you are not familiar with top-down sweaters, that's okay.  This is a great sweater to learn this technique. The lace pattern is very easy - perfect for mindless knitting.

And a note from Cathi: That's your homework!  Gather your supplies, choose one of the many colors available of Baby Twist and check back in for your first set of instructions on Sunday, February 22, 2015.
And if you have any questions contact me at  *Note this is a new email address, as my former email address has been hacked.