Knit Along!

Heidi, the gal behind Hands Occupied, love hosting knit alongs (KALs), particularly to help knitters up their knitting skillsets while making a finished project they’ll love for years to come. On this page, you’ll find an archive of all of the KALs that have happened at Hands Occupied over the years!

January 2017

Join the Exquisite Mystery Knit Along starting January 1. Designed collaboratively by three designers: Heidi Gustad, Christopher Salas & Sarah Abram, this knit along is not to be missed!

Exquisite Mystery KAL: Exquisite Mystery pattern / Partners: Dream in Color Yarn, Sarah Bear Crafts and Renegade Knitwear / Finished object: [to be revealed at the end of the KAL] / Get all of the posts here. / #exquisiteMKAL

October 2016

Read and knit along with Heidi from Hands Occupied!

The Read Along Knit Along: Other People’s Houses Shawl / Partner: Louet / Finished object: Center out drop stitch shawl / Get all of the posts here. / #RALKAL

January 2016

Knit the Funkasonic Mittens & Funkasonic Mukluks to keep toasty this winter!

Funkasonic Mittens & Funkasonic Mukluks / Partners: PostStitch & Ewe Ewe Yarns / Finished objects: stripes mittens & mukluk style slipper socks knit cuff down / Get all of the posts here. / #funkasonicKAL

August 2015

Check out the Delta Hat, an asymmetrical cloche that's a blast to knit!

The Delta Hat / August 2015 KAL / Sponsor: Bijou Basin Ranch / Finished object: Asymmetrical cloche hat / available in one size / Get all of the posts here. / #deltahatKAL

Spring 2015

Spring Meadow Scarf Knit Along - Hands Occupied for All Free Knitting

The Spring Meadow Scarf / Spring 2015 KAL Heidi hosted for AllFreeKnitting / Sponsor: Red Heart Yarn / Finished object: A spring lace scarf / Sizes available: one size / Get all of the tutorials here. / #springmeadowKAL

Fall 2014

The Remy Pullover Sweater by Hands Occupied

The Remy Pullover / Fall 2014 KAL / Sponsor: Lion Brand Yarn / Finished object: A bottom-up raglan sweater / Sizes available: XS-XXL / Get all of the tutorials here. / #fall2014KAL

Spring 2014

Shorty Socks Knitting Pattern at

Shorty Socks / Spring 2014 KAL / Finished object: Cuff-down socks / Sizes available: one size with instructions for calculating your own / Get all of the tutorials here. / #spring2014KAL