We’ve realised that as a team we’re all working on sweater projects right now, or about to start new ones and we thought you might like to join us for a bit of a knit-along. It’s freezing, all I can think about is layering on more wool, and we’re also hoping to have new sweaters to wear and display at EYF because no one appreciates a new sweater like a crowd of knitters. You certainly don’t need to be coming to EYF to join us, but if you are we’d love to see what you’ve made and Kate will be in the booth with her camera hoping to snap your amazing work. She’s pretty excited about that! We’ll also have a range of sample sweaters from Ysolda’s patterns and issue 7 of Laine for you to try on.
How to join us?
This is all about celebrating the joy of making sweaters for yourself so we’re keeping the rules super relaxed. Make a Ravelry project for a sweater using one of Ysolda’s patterns, OR a pattern from any book or magazine we stock, OR using any pattern in a yarn that we sell (we’re not going to check where you bought the yarn or how deep in your stash it was!), OR using any pattern and yarn with a technique you learned from us.
Tag your Ravelry project #ysoldasweaterkal
We’ll be using the same tag on instagram and sharing your posts, but ONLY projects tagged on Ravelry will be eligible for prizes (yes - there are prizes, look out for more about those soon!)
Where and when
We’ll be working on our projects throughout February and March and sharing them on the Ysolda instagram account, our individual accounts and in the Ysolda Ravelry group — come over and introduce yourself now. Cast on anytime, or use this as motivation to complete a languishing wip, share your progress and goals to keep each other on track and aim to be done by the end of March. All projects posted to Ravelry and tagged that are finished by the end of March will be eligible for prizes.
Planning to buy supplies for your project?
Use the code “ysoldasweaterkal” to receive a 50% discount on any individual garment pattern when you also buy at least 4 skeins or balls of any yarn. Promotion runs until the end of February, cannot be combined with any other promotion or applied retroactively. Add both pattern and yarn to your cart then enter the coupon code at checkout — do not click the button to go directly to paypal because you’ll skip the spot for the coupon code.
Use this link to automatically apply the code https://ysolda.com/discount/ysoldasweaterkal
What’s coming up?
We’ve got new patterns and yarns we’ll be launching over the next few weeks, including Ravelston, pictured above. We’ll also be sharing lots of tips and tutorials for successful sweaters — especially for fitting your body, whatever your size and shape. Spending the time to knit a sweater for a friend or family member is such an act of love, it should be for your own body as well. Find me on instagram for further sneak peeks or subscribe to the newsletter so you don’t miss next week’s pattern release.
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