2020 4 Day Knit Along with Olive Knits

Posted by Heather Best on

It's almost time for the 4 day KAL with Marie Greene of Olive Knits once again. This will be the fourth year of knitting a sweater in record time. (If you're like me, you'll take your sweet time and go at your very own pace!) Marie will pre-release her pattern on May 28th, and on July 1st the official pattern will launch. 


Purchase your pattern HERE

I recommend a tonal yarn for the body of the sweater, and either a tonal or a high contrast speckled or hand painted yarn for the colorwork. Marie knit her original sweater using a Non-Superwash "crunchy" yarn. If you want your yarn to closely mirror hers select my Rustic Highland Wool.  If you prefer next to skin softness and wash-ability you'll want to select either Delightful DK or Delightful Tweed DK. 

My "In Progress" Version using Rosey Glow and Contemplation on Delightful DK.

Sew Happy Jane is offering 3 different yarn bases for this project.
1. Delightful DK (100% SW Merino) (STILL AVAILABLE)
2. Delightful Tweed DK (85% SW Merino with nylon neps) (STILL AVAILABLE)
3. Rustic Highland Wool DK (100% Non Superwash Peruvian Highland Wool)

You can pre-order the selected colorways on my website. I've put together a collection that offers both versatility and a wide range of pairing possibilities. 

Sizing and yardage requirements

2-4 inches of ease is recommended for this design. Unlike many of Marie’s other designs this pattern is written for actual *finished* measurements. This means you should choose the number that fits actual bust size + desired ease.

Sizes
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
see finished measurements to choose your fit
Finished Measurements
A) Bust/Chest Circumference: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64) in/80 (90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160) cm
B) Yoke Depth: 8 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 13, 13) in/20 (20, 22.5, 25, 27.5, 30, 32.5, 32.5, 32.5) cm
C) Sleeve Circumference: 11 (13, 15, 15.5, 17, 18, 19, 20, 20) in/ 27.5 (32.5, 37.5, 38.75, 42.5, 45, 47.5, 50, 50) cm

Yarn:

This pattern recommends a DK or light worsted weight wool, knit to a gauge of 21 st in 4 in/10 cm on a US Size 5/3.75mm needle in stockinette stitch, blocked. 

Main Color: 900 (1000, 1100, 1188, 1283, 1360, 1442, 1528, 1620) yards/ 823 (914, 1005, 1086, 1173, 1243, 1318, 1397, 1481) meters
Contrast Color: 175 (187, 200, 212, 229, 243, 257, 273, 289) yards/ 160 (171, 183, 194, 209, 222, 235, 249, 264) meters


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