August 14th, 2013
Several times a year we host a crochet- or knit-along, a virtual event in which yarncrafters come together here online to work on one pattern together, share their experiences, and to learn together. There’s no need to sign up! Simply follow along with the blog posts at your own pace as you crochet your project, and feel free to share your comments and/or photos as you progress. Want to learn more? Click here for our guide.
The Votes Are In!
Over 20,000 (wow!) of you voted for our next online project, and the winning pattern for our crochet-along is the Colorfully Modern Cardigan!
Feel free to pick up this badge to use on your blog, Ravelry, etc to show that you’re participating! (Right-click on PCs or Ctrl+click on Macs to save it to your desktop and upload it to your site)
Crochet-Along Next Steps
1. This week, download the pattern (click here for the pattern) and read it through so you have a sense of how the project is going to take shape. We’ll be walking you through a different element each week, so don’t worry if you see anything you’re not familiar with!
2. Gather your materials. Since this pattern features our brand new yarn, Unique, we are offering kits in each size for 25% off as a special treat!
Want to substitute yarns? Learn more about substitution with this FAQ.
Several of you mentioned wanting to make the project in a solid color–we recommend Vanna’s Choice for this effect, and we believe that it will take approximately 11 (12 to 14, 12 to 14, 14 to 16 balls) of yarn for the various sizes. Since this design was created in stripes, it’s a little trickier to estimate how much yarn will be used in the solids, which is why there’s a little bit of a range.
3. Introduce yourself below! Tell us who you are, where you’re from, who you’re making this cardigan for, and what you hope to learn!
Plus, if you’re on Ravelry, click here to view and join our companion Ravelry group for the crochet-along.
Join us next week to talk about gauge and starting the project.