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Love Is in the Air KAL

Difficulty: 3-Intermediate


Welcome to the Love Is In the Air KAL!

Love Is in the Air KAL

Love is in the Air is the perfect name for this romantic summer tank. The lace pattern is undeniably feminine and the waist shaping creates a flirty, flattering fit. Knit from the bottom up, the lace pattern is easy to memorize and knit. The pattern is written for bust sizes 34.5”-55.75”.


In this KAL you will learn how to:

  • Make a proper swatch to test your gauge
  • Knit a sweater from the bottom up
  • Knit lace
  • 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
  • Pick up and knit to create a nicely finished edge
  • Make minor adjustments to the pattern for a more tailored fit
  • Join in the round without twisting your stitches
  • Decipher pattern writing shorthand (don’t worry, we’ve rewritten it so that you’ll understand it)

Participants must know how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off prior to starting this KAL. Experience knitting in the round would be helpful, but is not necessary for the adventurous knitter.

Recommended Supplies

  • Love is in the Air pattern (click here to download this free pattern)
    This is a free pattern on Ravelry and I encourage you to download it. However, the pattern is VERY poorly written, so I’ve rewritten it to clarify the instructions and fix the mistakes. My version is included in Lesson 4 below.
  • 981-1308 yds of DK weight yarn – we recommend Cabot by Sugar Bush Yarns (70% pima cotton, 30% linen; 100 g, 291 yards)
  • US 6 and 4 needles (or size needed to obtain gauge). If you use the recommended yarn, or another cotton/linen (slippery) yarn, you may want to use wood or bamboo needles instead of metal to help prevent the stitches from flying off your needles.
  • Stitch markers – we recommend placing a stitch marker between each repeat. Therefore, you will be using a lot of stitch markers.
  • Yarn needle
  • Waste yarn or extra interchangeable cord with stoppers to hold live stitches

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.


Dritz Tapestry Needles$2.19

Large-eyed tapestry needles with blunt points that allow the needle to pass easily between fabric yarns. Five size 16 tapestry needles in each pack.

Sugar Bush Cabot$13.99

Sugar Bush Yarns Cabot is a surprisingly soft cotton/linen blend yarn with fantastic stitch definition. 70% pima cotton, 30% linen; 100 grams / 291 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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