Welcome to the Waverly Weekend Cowl KAL!
The KAL begins March 18, 2022
With one skein of yarn (approximately 200 yards depending on size), the beautiful Waverly Weekend Cowl can be made over just one weekend and ready to wear on Sunday or Monday to show off your work.
This cowl has an 8-row pattern repeat that is easy to memorize, which makes it great for beginner lace knitters to learn the basics of lace knitting AND it’s great for experienced lace knitters who want something fairly quick and mindless to knit.
The pattern can be easily adjusted to make the cowl smaller or larger, which will be covered in the KAL lessons.
In this KAL you will learn how to:
- Knit in the round
- Knit lace without losing your mind 🙂
- Read your knitting so you can always tell what row and which stitch you are on
- Use a lifeline so you never have to rip all your work out again
- Do the crochet cast on so that your cast on and bind off edges match
- Read knitting charts
- Fix mistakes in lace without ripping out all your work
Participants must know how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off prior to starting this KAL.
- The FREE Waverly Weekend Cowl pattern – download and print it here
- 1 skein of worsted weight yarn (approx 200 yards) – or 2 skeins if you want to make it bigger
- Size 8 circular needles – I recommend 16″ to 20″ needles
- Stitch markers (optional but recommended)
- Row counter (optional but recommended)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll help you find the perfect yarn!
|Apple Tree Knits Plush Worsted Gradient||$42.00|
Plush is the perfect name for this squishy soft 100% superwash merino wool yarn in beautifully hand dyed gradient colorways! 113 grams / 210 yards
|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.
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.
|Plymouth Worsted Merino Superwash||$15.99|
Worsted Merino Superwash by Plymouth Yarn Company is a 12-ply superwash fine merino wool yarn. The multiple plies make it a nice “round” yarn – great for fancy stitch work! 218 yards/100 grams
|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
To access the lessons below, you have to be a member of the Knit Along Club and be logged-in.
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When you join the Knit Along Club, you will have access to the lessons below as well as the lessons for ALL the knit alongs in the Club.
Create Your Project on Ravelry
Ravelry is a great place to keep track of all your projects and this lesson will teach you how to do that.
General Tips to Improve Your Knitting
Use stitch markers and row counters to improve your accuracy and speed
Read knitting charts
Stitches Used in this Pattern & How to Fix Common Mistakes
How to knit the stitches & fix common mistakes in this pattern
Learn how to use math to adjust of the size of your cowl and/or use other yarn thicknesses.
Knitting Your Waverly Weekend Cowl
Cast On and Set Up Rounds (Page 1)
How to do the crochet cast on
How to knit in the round
Explanation of garter stitch in the round