Time is moving along so quickly these days. While this does mean that it's hard to keep up, the great thing is that it's already time to launch our autumn KAL! This year our autumn sweater is a top down, brioche sweater. If you're new to brioche then this is a great time to jump in!
I fell in love with brioche a few years ago when I tried it for the first time. It creates a super squishy fabric with lots of stretch. This makes it ideal for a looser fitting, cropped sweater. The cropped length prevents it from getting too heavy and when its loose fitting you can really allow the brioche to behave as it wants to!
This is knit from the top down, starting with the upper back as far as the armhole. Then you will come back to pick up each side of the front and knit each side, while also increasing along the neckline. The beauty of brioche is that even a simple increase looks amazing!
Now if you're new to brioche this KAL is a great way to learn it. The pattern is on presale right now but the first clue will not be released until the 7th of October. This gives you lots of time to learn the basics in our free brioche basics class here.
Then you'll be ready to jump into this sweater. If you purchase both the pattern and yarn kit together you will get a 5% discount. All KAL pattern purchases will come with code to access the video workshop. If the technique is new to you you will have step-by-step guidance while you knit the sweater. (The class is yours to keep but if you wait until after the KAL is over it becomes a separate workshop purchase!).
The timing of the KAL clue release is as follows:
- Clue 1: 7th October 2021 - it all kicks off!
- Clue 2: 21st October 2021
- Clue 3: 4th November 2021
- Final Prize: 18th November 2021
If you're new to our KALs you can find our general KAL intro here.
I'm really looking forward to this!