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Knit-A-Long 2014


We have been itching to tackle a cabled sweater. Classic, comfy and pretty. When we saw the Winter 2013 issue of Twist Collective and this sweater we were all in! We decided, for our next sweater KAL, to pair up local Toronto designer Fiona Ellis with the lovely Canadian Shelridge Farms Soft Touch W4 (superwash worsted) yarn for a sweater that will give us a chance to kick up our cable knitting skills a little. So meet ...


This crew-neck raglan cardigan is worked in separate pieces and sewn together. The cable pattern for the body is presented both in charts and row-by-row instructions. The neckband and button bands are worked from stitches picked up along the edges after the raglan seams are sewn.

There are some lovely skill building techniques to explore here: traveling cables, sewing in raglan seams, button band success.


images by Jane Heller, pattern details available at

Finished measurements: 
Bust: 33 (36 ½, 39 ½, 43, 46 ½, 48 ¼, 52)" / 84 (92.5, 100.5, 109, 118, 122.5, 132) cm 
Length to shoulder: 23 ½ (24 ¼, 24 ¾, 25 ¼, 26, 27 ¼, 28 )" / 59.5 (61.5, 63, 64, 66, 69, 71) cm   
This sweater is intended to be worn with 1–3" / 2.5– 7.5 cm ease, so choose the finished bust measurement that is just a little larger than your actual bust measurement.

1400 (1400, 1600, 1800, 2000, 2000, 2200) yards of a worsted weight yarn giving you a gauge of 20st per 4" in stst....washed, blocked and dry remember!

Needles & Notions: 
Size 7 US / 4.5 mm knitting needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
Size 7 US / 4.5 mm circular needle, 24" / 60 cm long (or size needed to obtain gauge)
Cable needle, stitch markers, six buttons 1" / 25 mm diameter

20 sts and 26 rows = 4"/ 10 cm over Stockinette stitch 
27 sts and 28 rows = 4" / 10 cm over Cable patterns 
32-st Chart A panel measures 4 ¼" / 11 cm wide

Local Designer ...

One of the perks of choosing a design of a local designer is that we have the opportunity to have that designer be a part of the festivities! Fiona Ellis has happily agreed to join us throughout our KAL as a mentor and cheerleader with her all around awesome vibe...from launch to finale photo shoot! We may even talk her into a class or two! (wink, wink)


KAL Yarn Feature...

Soft Touch W4

100% Superwash Merino, 100g=220yds

Lyn of Shelridge Farms graciously and enthusiastically agreed to get dying for anyone who wanted to special order the gorgeous Soft Touch W4 for this project!


So here is how the KAL works...

The official cast on date was Sunday, March 16... and since deadlines are good for getting things finished... We are scheduling a gathering for a photo shoot on Sunday, May 18th... That gives us about 9 weeks to get this gem cranked out!

We will also have a thread in The Purple Purl Ravelry Group so we can cheer each other on and post progress photos! The Ravelry tag for this knit-a-long will be:


so set up your projects and tag 'em up so we can see how awesome you are doing!



    One KAL participant will win a gift certificate for 100% of the pre-tax price of the feature yarn purchased at our shop for this sweater! You just need to email us with

  • Your name
  • a photo of your finished sweater
  • and your receipt number for the Shelridge W4 yarn you purchased for this project! (found at the bottom of your receipt 1-xxxxx)

Send us the email by 11:59pm, May 17th, 2014 to qualify to win!
Subject Line: PP-RUDDINGTON-KAL-2014
The draw will be held Sunday, May 18th. 


Looking forward to stitching with you as always!



See other KALs we have done!!!


Happy Stitching!

Jennifer & Miko


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