SUMMER SWEATER KNIT ALONG || ANNOUNCEMENT TIME!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer Sweater Knit Along 2014 || VeryShannon.com
© Jared Flood / Brooklyn Tweed
Our Summer Sweater Knit Along 2014 is almost HERE!!!
You've all been so patiently waiting the dates for this years Summer Sweater Knit Along and I couldn't keep it secret any longer! We've got some AMAZING guest posts planned, dreamy prizes, tutorials and more for this year's KAL! You won't want to miss it! We will have our handy Summer Sweater Knit Along Home Page up on my website next week! You will always be able to find all of the posts and relevant info on that page as well as our BIG reveal on who our Official Sponsor is for the SSKAL!

Never made a garment before? Looking to try a new technique? Don't worry! Our knit alongs are suitable to any level and we're here to cheer you on and help you through the process. We've got a lively, friendly and supportive ravelry group that's filled with moderators and members always willing and able to help answer questions and give support. We're lots of fun and the group is very active and chatty during our kal's. Think of it as sitting each week with hundreds of ladies knitting/crocheting alongside you cheering you on every step of the way!  Trust me - it's fun! We've also got a brand new Tips & Techniques page for you to find all of our curated posts from all of our knit alongs. There's tutorials, how to's, free patterns and more!

What can I make?
For the Summer Sweater Knit Along you can make any sweater, cardigan, pullover you would like! It can also be a child's sweater or you can jump in with a WIP that you've been dying to finish! We also don't mind if you double up on KAL projects - we're easy going and just want you to have fun knitting with us! Just in case you need some extra inspiration you can follow and get inspiration on our Summer Sweater Knit Along Pinterest Board! We're starting to pin now and will also be adding member project choices too!

Make sure to use our hashtag #sskal14 on social media so we can follow along with your projects!! Our last kal was sooooo fun to follow on Instagram! We all had a good time watching each other's WIP's!

What happens at the end of the kal?
If you you haven't done a knit along with us before you don't want to miss the end rewards! When we are all done we celebrate with me showing off some of your finished projects on the blog here with our "Starring You Post" and then I host a giant giveaway with awesome prizes from our KAL sponsors!!!! All you have to do is sign up (link & info below) and have started or complected your project to be eligible. 

Summer Sweater Knit Along 2014 || VeryShannon.com
© Jared Flood / Brooklyn Tweed
So what do you say? You ready to join in for our Summer Sweater Knit Along? Yay! You can find all the info and details below!



// DATES
Start: July 30th
End: September 24th with a fun giveaway!

// RULES
- You can KNIT OR CROCHET ANY PATTERN OF YOUR LIKING that fits under the category of a sweater, cardigan, pullover etc..  This can be either for an adult or a child.  Any weight of yarn can be used.
- You can enter knitting on a WIP and you are also allowed to double up on KAL's if you'd like.
- You don't need to finish your project (though we love it if you do) to be eligible for the giveaway but you do need to start.  We really want to encourage people to knit together and form a sense of community and online friendships.
- There will be a topic thread in our ravelry group that you can chat away about your projects, share patterns, cheer each other on and more.  Have fun with it!
- Have fun! For reals! That's a rule..lol! You must have fun!
- If you're not on ravelry feel free to share your pics and chat in the comments. We love when you guys comment on the blog and it's also a fun place to have convos and share your blog posts as well.

// SIGN UP
Enter your info into this private form tobe eligible for the prizes for the giveaway! You must have a project in progress during the KAL to be eligible. Projects already begun before the KAL started are allowed to be joined into the KAL. You can also double up KAL's if you are in an existing KAL with that project.

You can sign up by filling in the form below.
*Note: you must be signed up to be eligible to win the giveaway prizes at the end of the knit along.


// HOW TO JOIN IN!
1. RAVELRY. Find the KAL running in the Very Shannon Ravelry Group. The thread to chat in will be up today sometime so you can all pop in and share which projects you will be making, swatches, yarn choices etc. This is the part I find the most fun! I love all the chatting, friendships, laughs and support. If you haven't joined in over there before for our KAL's you should give it a try.

2. PINTEREST. We will have a fun Summer Sweater Knit Along Pinterest Board where you can find other  projects pinned to see different yarns & patterns and to get inspiration. We will be adding to this pinboard as the KAL progresses throughout the month so please share your projects pics with us! We love to see them!

3. BLOGS. Each week throughout the KAL, I will both be posting here on the blog along with some special guests. You will be able to read the posts hopefully every Wed throughout the duration of the knit along. Please feel free to join in and post on Wed as well and share your links in the comments so we can read your posts too!

4. SOCIAL MEDIA. You can follow along with pics and more with the hashtag #sskal14. You can find me on facebook, twitter, instagram and google+.

5. HOME PAGE. You can always keep up to date with all the posts, sponsors, details & more for the SSKAL on our homepage Summer Sweater Knit Along Homepage HERE (coming soon!).


Summer Sweater Knit Along 2014 || VeryShannon.com
© Jared Flood / Brooklyn Tweed
Are you joining in? What sweater/yarn will you be using? Thanks for knitting along with me!

24 comments:

  1. I'm going to finally finish up my aqua Antrorse! Thanks for the encouragement and accountability to get it done!

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  2. I have a Dundurn sweater for my mom I have to finish. I've been waiting for this KAL to help motivate me in finishing it. The cables have really slowed me down.
    I also hope to cast on a sweater for myself and finish a couple baby cardigans for babies due this winter. One of them just needs sleeves which shouldn't take long.

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    1. Wow! I'm excited to see these all Rachel! Happy to have joining in and we'll cheer ya on to get those cables done :)

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  3. I am a little nervous, but I am going to attempt my first sweater! I am going with Transmute, and I can't wait! I just hope I have a wearable sweater in the end :)

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    1. We will do our best to help you along your way! Don't be afraid to ask for help at anytime in the Rav group. We love first sweater projects and tons of gals are more than happy to help out anytime.

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  4. I am setting myself a challenge this year... I am going to attempt my very first stranded colourwork sweater! I am more than a little intimidated, but I think I've picked a good pattern. Can't wait to get started!!!

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    1. Ohhhh! Awesome! I can't wait to see what you do!

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  5. Yay! Yay! I'm going to finish up my Seacoast pronto and cast something else on to knit along with. Have always wanted to knit along with you. Can't wait.

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  6. Oh yay, perfect timing for me, I am wanting to knit Myrna cardigan. Can't wait!

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  7. I sense a Brooklyn Tweed theme.... ;)! I'm going to knit up another design, way too fun last time - and I'm going to try and squeeze in something for ME!!! Woooot.

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    1. Heheheh.....you'll have to wait and see next week :)

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  8. Yay!! I'm so ready for this KAL and I can't wait to start!

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  9. Oh, just the perfect reason to wrap up some projects!!! I have a Lady Marple that gave me sleeveitis, an Agnes that needs pockets and a toddler cardigan that needs arms. Maybe I can start a Deco or a new Chalkstone =) I'm so excited!

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  10. I loved doing this last year, so I am definitely in! I'm going to knit Stasis – I have four gorgeous skeins of Kettle Yarn Co. Falkland in my stash, as well as some Plucky Feet for the contrast. I cast on the sleeves in February, knit a few inches past the colouwork and got distract, so this is the perfect motivation to get me to finish it!

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  11. I love this idea! I've got a French Braid cardigan WIP that I've been wanting to finish and this is just the inspiration I need to pick it back up. Thank you for offering such a fun KAL. :)

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  12. Yay! You've inspired me to enter my first KAL. I'm going to finish a wip, and attempt to finish a second sweater. Good luck everyone.

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  13. I'll be making a hoodie for my 14 year old son. It will be based on Hacky Sack Hoddie pattern, I am using Cascade Pacific. He loves his handknit socks and really wanted me to make him a sweater. Yarn should be here tomorrow. Can't wait to share my project with others in this KAL.

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  14. Fantastic - I'm so excited to join, I just bought yarn to tackle my first ever sweater and even though I'm a bit nervous about it I'm really excited to get started. It's great that I've now found a group of others doing the same thing - yay!

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  15. Hi I am just now joining but I started my first Lacey baby girl sweater on August first. It is coming along. Not sure how to post a picture.dolores55

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  16. Hello, I have started your Harvest Cardi . Hope to finish during this KAL! This is the 1st time I have KAL on line. New to posting, but here goes.......

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