Welcome to the Kelmscott KAL!
The sophisticated design of the Kelmscott Cardigan makes it perfect for special occasions. This is a sweater that will turn heads! Inspired by the decorative patterns of William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement. The sweater is knit in 6 pieces from the bottom up, with front lace panels set off by reverse stockinette; and lace detail at the sleeve cuffs and center back. Finished measurements: Chest sizes 33 (37,41, 45, 49, 53). It is intended to be worn with 1-2″ of ease.
In this KAL you will learn how to:
- Make a proper swatch to test your gauge to make sure your sweater fits
- Knit a sweater in pieces and seam them together for a professional finish
- Knit lace
- 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 short rows to create a flattering fit
- Crochet an easy slip stitch trim to stabilize the sweater
- Crochet button covers to create buttons that match your sweater perfectly
Participants must know how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off prior to starting this KAL. Additionally, participants should have done at least one lace project and one project that required shaping (increases and decreases) prior to beginning this sweater.
- Kelmscott pattern (click here to purchase the pattern)
- US 7 and 9 needles (or size needed to obtain gauge).
- Stitch markers
- Yarn needle
- Size C (2.75 mm) crochet hook
- 4 lightweight 1/2″ (12.5 mm) buttons
- Waste 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.
Malabrigo Rios is a hand dyed 4-ply worsted weight yarn that is luxuriously soft. 100% superwash merino wool; 100 grams / 210 yards
Hover over any color to see the color name; click any color to see a larger sample at left.
|Shalimar Paulie Worsted||$34.00|
Paulie Worsted is 4-ply superwash Merino, Camel, Cashmere and Silk blend. This unique blend of fibers creates a yarn that is the ultimate luxury to work with. 100 grams / 200 yards
3 thoughts on “Kelmscott KAL”
That’s a good question, and one I’ve never considered so I had to do a little research…
If we all tag our projects with kalclub, then we can use the following link to see all the projects other people in the Club have posted on Ravelry.
I think it would be cool if everyone did that! Thanks for the idea! Do you have any other suggestions for using tags?
No other suggestions about tags.
I’m having trouble with knitting the front chart. I’m not sure how to knit the row with “no stitch” spaces. I ended up with extra stitches at the end of the row.
Heather, are you referring to row 1? If you tell me which row you’re having trouble with, I can write it out to help you understand it better.
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