We’re so excited about this upcoming project! A few of us have already knit or have started a jacket from the Knit, Swirl book and it is a LOT of fun. The garment is started from the outside edge (TONS of stitches to cast on!) and worked inward. The construction is unique and is a nice change from standard sweater/jacket/cardigan construction.
We will be hosting the Knit, Swirl trunk show in August. In conjunction with the trunk show we are having a Knit-A-Long and special ordering kits from Mountain Colors. They have put together kits for two of the Swirl jackets in the book:
Coat of Many Colors (on the cover)
and Plum Perfect
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Choose your pattern
Step 2: Choose your yarn base
Step 3: Choose your colorway
The Coat of Many Colors has two yarn base options: Mountain Goat or Twizzle. Each kit comes with enough yarn to make Size 1 or Size 2 for $260. Size 3 kits come with an extra skein of yarn and cost $280.
The Plum Perfect kit has three different yarn options: Mountain Goat + Twizzle ($196); Twizzle + Jeannette ($288); Mountain Goat + Jeannette ($288).
Mountain Goat (55% Mohair/ 45% Wool)
Twizzle (85% Merino Wool/ 15% Silk)
Jeannette (65% Cashmere/ 35% Silk)
There are 9 different colorways for each kit. We have color rings on display so you can see all the beautiful options. We also have four kits in the store if you would like to see how the kit will arrive.
The pattern is available only through Sandra McIver’s Knit, Swirl! book, which you can pre-order at the same time. We have a display copy for you to peruse.
All kit orders must be placed by closing time on Monday July 22.
Also, you don’t have to make these two jackets or use these kits to participate in the Knit-A-Long. Choose the pattern that suits you best and use yarn that you love.
We will be hosting two Knit-A-Long groups. The daytime group will begin Wednesday August 21, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. The evening group will begin Tuesday August 20, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. We will continue to meet on these days and times. The Knit-A-Long is free, although we do ask that you reserve a seat, at least for the first two sessions, so that we make sure we have enough chairs for everyone.
The first session we will help everyone cast on their stitches (500+) and the second session we will help everyone join to work in the round (three rows are worked before joining).