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Fireworks KAL

It's the FIFTH annual summer knitalong with Marie Greene a.k.a. Olive Knits. 

Here are all the details and key dates:

  • May 17th: Pattern name, yarn details + gauge will be available. 
  • May 28th: Pattern pre-order is available for $9.00 from Yarn Bar.
  • June 1 - 30:  Yarn for your sweater is 15% off!
  • June 7th: Pattern photos are revealed. Our sample will be on display!!!
  • July 1st: Official Cast On Party at Yarn Bar! Lindsey will be sharing all her pro-tips for this sweater (she knit our sample). Prizes and goodies too!
  • Yoke style
  • Pullover
  • Top-down, seamless
  • Unique "Firework Stitch" details
  • Minimal bobbles (optional)
  • Long sleeves (easy to shorten)
  • Mid-length body (easy to lengthen)
  • DK Weight tweed yarn
  • Perfect for solids, tweeds, tonals, faint speckles

Yarn: Dk weight yarn. We used Madelinetosh Farmtwist Dk for our sample (found here), but we think any of these would be beautiful!

Gauge — 20 st and 28 rounds/rows in 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch, blocked (Pattern includes an alternate gauge option of 22 st and 30 rounds/rows in 4 in/10 cm to expand size and yarn options)
 
Sizes
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
 
Finished Bust/Chest Circumference: 33.9 (36.75, 43.2, 46, 48.5, 53, 56.75, 60.75, 64.75) in/84 (93.5, 108, 115, 123, 134.5, 144, 154.5, 164.5) cm

Yardage — 1010 (1182, 1335, 1485, 1597, 1688, 1784, 1886, 1994) yards/923 (1080, 1220, 1357, 1460, 1543, 1631, 1724, 1823) meters
Needles — US Size 6/4mm (24-32 in/60-80 cm) circular – body; US Size 6/4mm (12 in/30 cm) circular or DPNs – sleeves: US Size 4/3.5mm (16 in/40 cm) circular – neckline; US Size 4/3.5mm (12 in/30 cm) circular or DPNs – cuffs. (Note: Adjust your needle size, if necessary, to obtain correct gauge.)

Fit Advice — This sweater is meant to fit with about 2 inches/5 cm positive ease. For best results, choose the size with a finished measurement that is 2 inches/5 cm larger than your full bust measurement.

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