Get ready for sweater weather with our October KAL!

Fall has officially arrived, and brought the arrival of cooler temperatures. Our October KAL is the perfect project to help you get ready for the crisp autumn air. This month, we’ll be knitting the Janesville Jacket, designed by Jane Veitenheimer for Blue Sky Fibers.

This cozy, kimono-style jacket is a gorgeous layering piece. Knit in Woolstok from Blue Sky Fibers, a worsted weight Fine Highland wool that is sourced in Peru. We have all 21 colors of this beautiful yarn in stock for the KAL, so you’re sure to find a color combination you love, whether it is bold and modern or soft and romantic. (Shown above in No. 1306, Wild Thyme & No. 1309, Earth Ivy; shown below in No. 1301, Storm Cloud & No. 1317, Midnight Sea) (Finished jacket photos from Blue Sky Fibers)

This pattern is for a one-size-fits-most cardigan, and is knit in a simple seed stitch texture, making it an excellent first sweater project for a beginner knitter. Plus, we’re available to answer any questions about the pattern or help you with any difficulties you encounter during knitting — just stop in during store hours, or contact us by email. We’re all knitting this together!

Peggy’s color combo, inspired by a classic pink Cadillac! Colors: Cast Iron and Quartz Crystal

And now for the important information: PRIZES!

We’re running our store KAL in conjunction with Blue Sky Fibers Fall KAL, so you’ll have two chance to win!

The Blue Sky Fibers KAL is hosted in their Ravelry Group, and features a grand prize of a brand new kit from Blue Sky Fibers that features five of their different yarns in a fun hat pattern. Join their group here. Deadline for their KAL is November 30, 2017.

Our Knit Locally KAL is hosted both in-store and online, so you are welcome to join us ‘virtually’ in the KAL. We meet every Wednesday in the store from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for our official knit along time, but you’re welcome to knit with us whenever the store is open. You can also participate online by sharing photos of your progress in our Facebook group, on Instagram, or via email. We have monthly prize drawings of yarn and more just for participating!

ALL participants who finish their Janesville Jacket by January 15, 2018 receive a $10 Knit Locally gift card!

To participate, purchase your yarn from Knit Locally. Don’t live nearby but want to join in? No problem! We’re always happy to send yarn to you.

Yarn details: Woolstok (100% Fine Highland Wool; 50g/123 yards)

6 hanks main color, 3 hanks contrast color

Price: $7.95 each

Needles: Size 10 32″ circular needle