Welcome to the Alice in Wonderland KAL!
Alice in Wonderland is a seamless top, tunic, or dress written for bust sizes 28”-50”. It is knit from the top down with mock cables on the front. You’ll feel like a fairytale princess in this flattering A-line sweater!
The Alice in Wonderland sweater is a perfect match for the child-sized Goldilocks, which makes a great mother-daughter combination.
In this KAL you will learn how to:
- Make a proper swatch to test your gauge
- Knit a sweater from the top down
- Do a variety of increases
- Do mock cables
- Read a chart
- Make contiguous set-in sleeves
- Knit one row horizontal buttonholes
- How to pick up and knit
- Make minor adjustments to the pattern for a more tailored fit
- Simultaneously track shaping, pattern rows, and buttonhole rows. Learn tricks of the trade to get through the complicated sections with ease.
Participants must know how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off prior to starting this KAL. The stitches in this pattern are not difficult, but there are places where you need to simultaneously track shaping, pattern rows, and buttonhole rows. Therefore, this KAL is recommended for knitters who have done at least one pattern with a simple pattern repeat and shaping (increases or decreases).
- Alice in Wonderland pattern (click here to purchase the pattern)
- 565 – 2520 yards (517 – 2304 m) of fingering weight yarn. We recommend Malabrigo Sock or Louet Gems Fingering, available for sale below.
- US 3 and 4 needles (or whatever size needed to obtain gauge). We recommend needles with sharp tips for this project, as they will make working the increases easier.
- Stitch markers – you’ll need a few of each in 6 different styles or colors, including 2 safety pin type markers that you can clip on the fabric
- Yarn needle
- Stitch holders or scrap yarn
- 3 small buttons
For your convenience, we have available for sale the yarn and pattern you need for this KAL. Save time and support our small business by purchasing what you need here. Click on the item name to see more details and larger photos. If you do not need your yarn immediately, we are happy to special order whatever color you like! Just call or text (423) 218-2238 or email email@example.com, and we’ll help you find the perfect yarn!
|Clover Locking Stitch Markers||$5.49|
These durable Clover locking stitch markers are the most versatile stitch markers. You can use them on your knitting needles or pin them to your fabric to keep track of your stitches and progress.
|Clover Soft Stitch Ring Markers||$5.25|
These flexible Clover soft stitch ring markers are pliable and easy on your hands. The package includes 10 small and 20 large stitch markers. The small stitch markers fit needle sizes 0 to 5 and the large stitch markers fit needle sizes 5 to 11.
|Louet Gems Fingering Weight, 50g||$9.99|
Louet Gems Fingering has excellent stitch definition, making cables and other designs truly come to life. 100% machine washable merino wool; 50 grams / 185 yards per skein
Malabrigo Sock is a hand dyed light fingering weight yarn that is luxuriously soft. 100% superwash merino wool; 100 grams / 440 yards
6 thoughts on “Alice in Wonderland KAL”
I am confused about the increases for the shape shoulders. I did fine for Rows 1-11, of course. And I have figured out the next 7 rows. My question is for the rows after that. When continuing on, when you get the to where you have to repeat it, do you keep repeating the mock cables only on the left side so there will be possibly 3 or 4 cables across?
You increase on both sides. There’s a video at the end of the How to Increase in the Mock Cable Pattern lesson (link below) to show you how to figure out what increases to do on rows eight and nine. Use the same logic to figure out the increases on the subsequent rows.
Does that answer your question?
I did the video. It just didn’t click in my brain how to carry it over. It went from Row 11 to Row 2 , Row 3, …. The only time I restart the cable is when there are 3 knit stitches is when it is on the knit side. (Not part of the edge) Big question: Do the cables on one side of the increases match up with the increases on the other. Mine don’t seem to when I get to the upper part when I get to the upper part of the chart.
This is correct: “ The only time I restart the cable is when there are 3 knit stitches is when it is on the knit side. (Not part of the edge)”
I’m not sure what you mean with the question, “Do the cables on one side of the increases match up with the increases on the other?”, but hopefully this will help…
Your increases should be symmetrical.
You should be on the same cable row for all of the cables throughout the pattern.
If you look at the chart in the How to Increase in the Mock Cable Pattern lesson, you will notice that it is different on each side, but as you do the increases you maintain the appropriate cable pattern for the row that you are on when you have enough stitches to do the cable pattern.
Rest assured, this is the hardest part of the pattern. You can do it! And when you understand how to increase in pattern on this project, it will make a lot more sense in future projects.
Let me know if you have more questions.
YES! YEAH! I understand the rhyme and reason of the pattern and if I even use the the wrong thread for the M1 stitch (the thread is so thing) “I” can correct it on the next row!!!!!!
PS. I only had to start the sweater 5 times.
Yay!!! Persistence pays off! 🙂
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