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Idril KAL

Welcome to the Idril KAL!

Difficulty: 4-Complex


Idril KAL

The designer, Jennifer Wood, named this pullover Idril “because…this sweater looks like the armor of mithril that Frodo Baggins wears in the Lord of the Rings. Just as the beauty of mithril did not tarnish or grow dim, neither will this beautiful cabled sweater.”

Idril is constructed in one piece from the top down with short-row shoulder shaping. Once the top pieces are joined the pullover is worked in the round.

One of the things we like about this pattern is that it’s A-line shaping is flattering on nearly any body. 

In this KAL you will learn how to:

  • Make a proper swatch to test your gauge
  • Knit the cable cast on
  • Knit a sweater from the top down
  • Read knitting charts
  • Read your knitting so you can always tell what row you are on
  • Use a lifeline so you never have to rip all your work out again 
  • Knit cables with or without a cable needle 
  • Knit short rows
  • Track complicated “at-the-same-time” instructions
  • Knit a variety of increases and decreases to shape your sweater
  • Make modifications to fit your body 
  • Seam your work for a professional finish

Participants must know how to cast on, knit, purl, cable, and bind off prior to starting this KAL. Having completed a basic sweater in the past will be helpful, but it’s not necessary for adventurous knitters.

Recommended Supplies

Idril KAL Store

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, and we’ll help you find the perfect yarn!

ImageNamePriceBuy Short Description
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.


Malabrigo Arroyo$19.20

Malabrigo Arroyo is a hand dyed sport weight yarn that is luxuriously soft. 100% superwash merino wool; 100 grams / 335 yards

Hover over any color to see the color name; click any color to see a larger sample at left and quantity available below.

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Knitting Your Idril

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