Thursday, March 5, 2009

Off to The Races

Here are the choices for this year's KAL:

DROPS jacket in ”Alaska” with cables, raglan sleeves and hood

DROPS jacket in ”Eskimo” or ”Silke-Alpaca” with A-shape and ¾-long or long sleeves

Valpuri - form fitting T with a split neckline and cap sleeves, knit in an eye-appealing variety of cable stitches

All three patterns use larger gauge to make the knitting go a little bit faster, with varied difficulty level to suit a variety of skill levels. The Drops patterns have alternative yarn suggestions. Personally, I plan on stash diving to find something suitable. As much as I hate it, I guess that will mean swatching.

As there are only two of us, so far, that will be participating, I am thinking of a small yarn and/or accessories swap instead of a prize for the first one to complete their sweater. If more members participate, perhaps we could give out a prize based on votes for best fitting sweater. Sweaters still need to be finished and ready to wear by March 31st. More info to follow, and, as always, please post any suggestions in the comments.

I hate to bother you, Michelle, but is there a way to inform all previous participants of this year's March Sweater Madness without sending individual emails?

Happy Knitting!
Happy March Sweater Madness!


littlelib said...

Those are some seriously cute sweaters. I may have to consider if there's actually time to do this :)

Holly said...

I like several of the sweaters. I am already committed to a vest, I have to finish up a shawl for the Eldest (Wedding in May) and I have a complicated sweater on the needles.

I might just cheer you all on, and post pix of the Phoenix every once in a while, just to get the encouragement.

Stephanie said...

I guess I am diving into the stash tonight so I can start!! Sweet!