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Marie Greene's Sailaway 4-Day KAL Launch



Marie's STORY:  "Seven years ago I challenged myself to knit a sweater over a long weekend – 4th of July weekend, in fact. Honestly, I didn’t even know if it was possible; I’d never knit a sweater in less than a few weeks. But I had a long quiet weekend at my disposal, and a sweater I really wanted to knit. Could I do it? I shared my personal goal with my knitting community, and the energy of holding myself accountable to an audience, I did it! I had no idea that my silly personal challenge would become an annual event drawing together a remarkable community of knitters from around the globe. This is not really about knitting a sweater in four days, but about challenging your own ideas about how long it takes to knit a sweater. This knitalong is about finishing a sweater faster than you thought you could — and doing it with the energy, enthusiasm, and the support of community."

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Options abound for this year's Sailaway Sweater and we at Amazing Threads have chosen to pair Felted Tweed DK and Primrose Yarns Homestead Worsted.  The Homestead is hand dyed and hand spun and the colors change as you knit the yarn so you don't have to purchase multiple skiens of different colors.  This makes the sweater an easy knit.  

Combo – 1    Combo 2

      Pattern Specifications Available May 26, 2022

Combo – 1 (top to bottom)

  1.        Felted Tweed – Candy Floss, Homestead - Rhodonite
  2.        Felted Tweed – Heliotrope,  Homestead – Swamp Queen
  3.        Felted Tweed – Watery, Homestead – Fathoms

 

Combo – 2 (top to bottom)

  1.        Felted Tweed – Sulfur, Homestead – Girl’s Not Grey
  2.        Felted Tweed – Zinnia,  Homestead – Undergrowth
  3.        Felted Tweed – Barn Red, Homestead – Fig

Combo – 3 (top to bottom)

  1.        Felted Tweed – Mineral, Homestead – Morning Star
  2.        Felted Tweed – Clay,  Homestead – Long Way Down
  3.        Felted Tweed – Turqoise, Homestead – Fancy Pants

Pre-Order Pattern on Ravelry May 26, 2022

Project Specifictions 


Sizes — 
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) 

The amount of ease will depend on your measurements and the size you choose (based on finished measurements). For help choosing a size, please visit this blog post.

Gauge — This pattern is written to work for either DK or worsted weight at the following gauges

  • DK – 21 st and 30 rows in 4 in/10 cm in color/texture pattern with largest needle (test sample knit on US size 6/4mm), blocked. A few yarn suggestions: 
    — Miss Babs Yowza | 100% superwash Merino wool | 560 yards/512 meters in 8 oz/225 grams 
    — Madelinetosh Wool + Cotton | 50% Superwash Merino Wool / 50% Pima Cotton | 219 yards/200 meters in 100 grams 
  • Worsted weight: 20 stitches and 29 rows in 4 in/10 cm in color/texture pattern with largest needle (test sample knit on US Size 7/4.5mm), blocked. A few yarn suggestions:
    — Knit Picks High Desert | 100% USA Grown Shaniko Wool | 113 yards in 50 grams
    — Berroco Ultra Wool | 100% Superwash Wool | 219 yards/200 meters in 3.5 oz / 100 grams
    — Knit Picks Comfy Cotton | 75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic | 109 yards in 50 grams

Gauge Note: The slipped stitch pattern makes the rows denser than the stockinette stitch rows. When taken together, the result is an approximate row gauge specified above. Do not fret too much about row gauge. 

Yardage — (These estimates translate nicely for both DK and worsted weight, but may vary slightly according to your yarn selection) 

  • MC: 900 (1000, 1100, 1210, 1331, 1464, 1611, 1772, 1949) yards/823 (914, 1005, 1106, 1217, 1338, 1472, 1619, 1781) meters 
  • CC1: 82 (90, 100, 110, 121, 133, 146, 161, 177) yards/75 (82, 91, 101, 111, 122, 134, 147, 162) meters 
  • CC2: 78 (86, 95, 105, 115, 126, 139, 153, 168) yards/71 (79, 87, 96, 105, 116, 127, 140, 154) meters 

Finished Measurements (blocked) 
(DK Weight – 21 stitches in 4 in/10 cm) 

  • Bust: 32.74 (37.69, 41.5, 46.45, 49.12, 53.69, 59.4, 62.07, 65.12) in/ 81.91 (94.29, 103.81, 116.19, 122.86, 134.29, 148.57, 155.24, 162.86) cm 
  • Sleeve: 11.05 (13.14, 14.1, 15.62, 16, 16.57, 17.14, 18.1, 18.1) in/ 27.62 (32.86, 35.24, 39.05, 40.0, 41.43, 42.86, 45.24, 45.24) cm 
  • Top of Shoulder to Underarm: 9.37 (9.37, 9.63, 9.63, 10.17, 10.7, 11.23, 12.03, 12.57) in/ 23.42 (23.42, 24.08, 24.08, 25.42, 26.75, 28.08, 30.08, 31.42) cm 

Finished Measurements (blocked) 
(Worsted Weight – 20 stitches in 4 in/10 cm) 

  • Bust: 34.3 (39.5, 43.5, 48.7, 51.5, 56.3, 62.3, 65.1, 68.3) in/ 85.81 (98.81, 108.81, 121.81, 128.81, 140.81, 155.81, 162.81, 170.81) cm 
  • Sleeve: 11.6 (13.8, 14.8, 16.4, 16.8, 17.4, 18, 19, 19) in/29 (34.5, 37, 41, 42, 43.5, 45, 47.5, 47.5) cm 
  • Top of Shoulder to Underarm: 9.93 (9.93, 10.21, 10.21, 10.79, 11.36, 11.93, 12.79, 13.36) in/ 24.82 (24.82, 25.54, 25.54, 26.96, 28.39, 29.82, 31.96, 33.39) cm 

NOTE: The pattern pre-release (available on May 26th, 2022) will include needle sizes and swatching details.


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