Join the Latest Stolen Stitches Knit-along
If you frequently find that you run out of steam before you finish your knits or that you haven’t tried any new techniques in a while then our KALs (knitalongs) may be just the thing for you! The comradery of many knitters working on the same project together, encouraging each other along can be a huge help to get across that finish line.
Join us as we knit an ode to spring with the Holly Blue cardigan.
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
Final Prize: 22nd June 2023
Wondering About The Holly Blue cardigan?
Press play below, and let Carol take you through this season's knit-along
“Thank you, now that I know that sweaters are not difficult to knit, I want to knit more sweaters. Which pattern to choose with so many pretty sweaters? Your patterns are so cute and very easy to follow, thank you again :-)”
Lots of Support
All of our KALs have pattern directions released in steps, with tips for every section and a complimentary step-by-step video tutorial series. It’s a great way of learning new techniques and challenging yourself to stretch your knitting skills.
All videos are recorded in english with captions enabeled. All workshops, once released, are avilable 24/7 with lifetime access. Support is available via our interactive comments sections beneath our workshops and within our dedicated community space in Knithub.
Tips and Tricks for a Successful Knit-Along
Here are some additional tips and tricks to help you make the most of your knit-along experience:
- Choose a project that you're excited about and that matches your skill level.
- Make sure you have all the supplies you need before the knit-along starts.
- Set realistic goals for yourself and pace yourself accordingly.
- Don't be afraid to ask for help or advice if you need it.
- Use stitch markers or other tools to keep track of your progress and avoid mistakes.
- Take breaks and stretch your hands and arms regularly to prevent fatigue and injury.
- Enjoy the process and don't worry too much about the finished product. Knitting should be fun and relaxing!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is a Knit-along?
A: At its simplest, a knit-along (or KAL for short) is a group of knitters who work on the same project at the same time. Typically, a knit-along has a set start and end date, and participants follow a pattern or set of instructions provided.
Knit-alongs can take many forms, from local knitting groups who meet in person to online communities who connect through social media, forums or dedicated platforms. Some knit-alongs are organized around a specific theme or yarn, while others are more free-form and allow participants to choose their own projects within a broad category. Here we have 3 garment KALs a year and one Mystery KAL in February.
Q: Do I have to use the exact yarn or pattern specified in the knit-along?
A: No. We do have yarn kits available but you can join us with yarn from your stash if you prefer!
Q: What if I get stuck or make a mistake during the knit-along?
A: Don't panic! You can also consult our accompanying tutorials, or reach out to us for help or advice. You can do this in our Knithub, in our dedicated comment threads in our tutorials, or on our social channels.
Q: What is a mystery knit-along?
A: A mystery knit-along or MKAL is when a group of knitters come together and knit a pattern without knowing what the final finished object will look like. Pop over to our blog to find out more about our Mystery knit-alongs and our tips for joining an MKAL.