Ain’t he a beaut? Meet the Remy Pullover, my latest pattern and the sweater we’ll be knitting in this fall’s knit along. Last spring I did a little experiment with a sock knit along, and the response was awesome, so this fall, I figured it was time to do it again. And really embrace sweater weather while we’re at it. This fall’s knit along features this lovely cabled pullover with raglan sleeves (a pattern I’m calling the Remy Pullover) as our project!
In super exciting news, I’m proud to announce that Lion Brand Yarn will be sponsoring the Remy Pullover knit along! This means that they sent me yarn to design this KAL’s pattern with, but more importantly (!!!) they’re providing a Lion Brand Yarn prize pack for a lucky KAL participant! So cast on and knit with me from October 1 through November 17. You’ll have a brand new, handmade sweater knocked out before holiday madness sets in, and you’ll be eligible to win the Lion Brand Prize Pack giveaway!
Notes on the design
This is an original design I put together last month. Originally, I was thinking about doing a vanilla pullover, no motifs/cabling/fanciness, just ribbed edges. But then I remembered that I get bored knitting a ton of stockinette stich over and over again, and cables are easy and fun to work IMHO, plus they help you keep track of where you are in the length of your sweater. I added arm cables featuring the same design as the center of the three cables on the sweater body because I wanted to play with how they reduced into the boatneck (which I’m going to call a demi-boatneck since it’s kind of subtle compared to a lot of high fashion boatneck designs). So I guess I’d call the Remy Pullover a raglan pullover sweater featuring cable motifs and a demi-boatneck.
Supplies you’ll need
You’ve got 2 weeks to get your hands on the following – and lucky for you, the KAL’s yarn, Lion Brand Wool Ease (NOT Wool Ease Chunky or Wool Ease Thick & Quick, mind you) is available at major craft retailers, like JoAnn and Michaels.
5 balls of Lion Brand Wool Ease (the color pictured is eggplant, however I’ll be knitting a second one of these in paprika along with you in the KAL)
size 8 double pointed knitting needles, 7 or 8 inches
size 8 circular needleswith 36 or 40 inch cable, depending on your hip measurement
size 8 circular needles with 32 inch cable (optional)
yarn (sewing) needle
Want 20% off Wool Ease yarn from Lion Brand? Use the coupon code handsoccupied14 at lionbrand.com! It’s good through October 17. :)
Resources & discussion board
Just like in the spring, we’ll have a discussion board in the Hands Occupied Ravelry Group, which you can join here. If you’re not a Raveler, you can always ask questions about the day’s pattern in the comments section of each post.
#handsoccupiedkal / Grab a badge & share the love!
The official KAL hashtag is once again #handsoccupiedkal, and just as a reminder, you can always tag any project (knitting, crochet, or any other DIY from this blog) #handsoccupied. Since the sweater we’re knitting features cables, you can always tag your Instagrams #knitting #sweaterknitting #knitstagram #knit #knittersofinstagram or #cableknit. Especially if you love Instagram as much as I do, you’ve learned to embrace the gloriously random searching that is diving into random hashtag rabbit holes… but I digress! ;)
Here’s the embed code if you want to put a KAL widget on your blog sidebar:
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At the end of the KAL, please remember to share your finished projects – I love to see reader projects, and share them in the Reader Gallery. I think that’s everything, but if you’re confused or have any questions at all, just holler in the comments. I can’t wait to get this KAL going! :)
Other posts in this series:
- Announcing the fall knit along! The Remy Pullover
- How to do a long tail tubular cast on (optional tutorial for the cast on I like for this pattern)
- Do the math, get the fit / Fall Knit Along Day 1
- Knit Along Tips, Tricks & An Official Schedule
- Knit Along Day 2: Sleeve time!
- Fall KAL Day 3: The Other Sleeve
- How to attach sleeves / KAL Day 4
- How to knit a raglan decrease / KAL Day 5
- How to knit the collar / KAL Day 6
- more coming soon!