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Follow Along with the Holly Blue Knit-along: Clue 1

9th May 2023 kal 2 min read
Follow Along with the Holly Blue Knit-along: Clue 1

Clue 1 of the Holly Blue KAL is live! 

Grab your needles and let's dive in. This cardigan is knit from the top down, so we are starting off strong and putting all of your excited knitting energy to work. 

In this clue release, we are working the yoke. This means we are taking on the Bumble Bee lace pattern and those subtle yoke increases and, of course, we will be working some German short rows.

You can find all of your KAL step-by-step videos right here and if you're just finding out about the Spring 2023 knit-along you can join us here. 

If you need a quick refresher about the Holly Blue knit-along you can press play here: 


Follow along with our spring KAL

If you're new to our knit-alongs, we have a dedicated support and chat thread in our Knithub. This is where you can find all the updates, dedicated thread, and community support. 

Holly Blue Knitalong Team Logos by Susan Weeks


This year, our knit-along participants have decided to create teams prompted by the wonderful Liz Dolan. Susan Weeks has created these stunning team logos.

Aren't they fantastic?

All you have to do is choose your team and join the chat in Knithub. Susan has kindly allowed us to use the logos on social media, so if you are using them on social platforms outside of Knithub, please make sure to credit her!  

Don't forget that we will have spot prizes for each clue release and our grand prize will be drawn on June 22, 2023. 


Holly Blue KAL Live Replay

Joining the knit-along after the live launch? Watch the live replay of Clue 1 right here: 


Knit-along Clue 1 FAQ

During our Instagram Live, we covered some of your most popular questions for this knit-along. You can watch the replay below. Don't forget we will be live at 2.30pm Irish Time over on Instagram every Thursday, and you can catch the replays on our YouTube channel here. 

Where do I find my free workshop videos?

You can find all the videos for the Holly Blue KAL right here.

Do I need to swatch if I've used Nua before? 

We always recommend swatching. Though if you have used Nua previously and have a note of a swatch in the correct needle size and stocking stitch you can use this but please do swatch the lace pattern! You can find our tutorials on how to knit a swatch and how to block and measure a swatch and more on our tutorials page. 

How to do I choose my garment size from the knitting pattern? 

We have a full blog post right here on how to choose your garment size. It covers positive and negative ease and the importance of swatching. The Holly Blue cardigan sample pictured shows the 39.5” / 100.5 cm modelled with 4” / 105 cm of positive ease. The model is 5’ 6” tall. The sweater works best with 2-4” / 5-10 cm of positive ease.

What is the Clue Release Schedule for the Spring 2023 Knit-along?

Each new part of the pattern will be released as a 'clue' on the schedule below:

  •  Clue 1: 11th May 2023
  •  Clue 2: 25th May 2023
  •  Clue 3: 8th June 2023
  •  Grand Prize: 22nd June 2023

Do I need to use Nua Yarn for the KAL? 

No, you are welcome to join us and knit from your stash! Just make sure that your swatch meets the recommended gauge for the knitting pattern. You can, however, nab a pattern, workshop and yarn kit bundle right here. 

About the Author

Carol Feller

Carol trained as a structural engineer, and she brings that love of analysing structure into her knitting, creating complex patterns that are easy to understand, while her approach to process is all about testing and playing, and making mistakes along the way. That’s where the joy lies!

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