Lauren here! It feels like summer just got here, yet fall is almost around the corner! Some days I’m convinced that fall is in the air, and other days I’m sweltering under 95 degree weather (no, we don’t have air conditioning, and yes, I keep knitting anyway).

Summer Sweater KAL

August is halfway over, and our Summer Sweater Knit-A-Long is wrapping up. I’m excited to note we’ll be announcing our next KAL this week, and it’s a good one. Have you finished a summer sweater, shell, or tank? We’d love to see what you’ve made!

I’ve posted already about my first finished “sweater” for this KAL. I still haven’t altered the final length, but I’m leaning towards that course of action. Though it may be a bit of a pain to have to weave in still more ends, I think it will be worth it in the end!

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And of course, I’m still working away on the Effervescent Cardigan knock-off that I’ve mentioned in a few previous posts. I’ve had to frog much more on this sweater than I’m used to — which I suppose is what happens when you forsake endless expanses of stockinette for more complex stitch patterns! There’s no way it will be finished by the end of the KAL — there’s more than a front and a half to go, plus the finishing — but I think it will be a fabulous sweater to wear no matter when it’s finished! Don’t worry, I’ll share it here on the blog when I’m done. I’ve got some extra special buttons I’m excited to use.

Amy would love to share her finished summer sweater, but she didn’t quite make it. She’s been too busy knitting these other sweaters…

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… which are designs to be released over the next several months. Though she managed to finish four (!) sweaters during the SSKAL, this is the sad state of the one she knit for herself:

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But once it’s finished, we’ll see some photos of this one too! And keep your eyes peeled for the four sweaters above — they’ll be dropping soon.

As for Jackie, she’s living on the edge. It’s coming down to the wire for the tank she showed off in her last post, but she just may make it! Poor Jackie — she’s been at her computer all day and night working on details for the upcoming retreat. She has barely had time to knit!

Now we want to see your sweaters! We’ve opened a thread in our Ravelry group to post photos. You’ll have until August 20 to post your photo — at that time, we’ll draw a winning name. This time around, the prize is our favorite one yet.

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Six skeins of Harrisville Silk & Wool, a lovely DK weight 50/50 blend. You might want to put it good use for our next KAL, which the three of us agree is our favorite. Fire up the size 7 needles and the worsted-weight woolly wool … we’ll be back with more details soon!

Fall Festival KAL