Sunday, May 15, 2011

A new and improved KAL

This week, I started a new KAL for less experienced knitters who aren't quite ready to tackle complicated sweaters like the Waltham or the Barton. This KAL is also designed for knitters who want to learn more about making sweater mods for a  better fit.

We'll be knitting either Banstead or Lystra, both from Knitting Plus and designed by Lisa Shroyer. The Banstead also appears in the summer 2011 edition of Interweave Knits. These two classic sweaters give you the choice of making either a raglan or set-in sleeve style. You pick!

The Banstead comes in finished bust sizes up to 66 inches and uses a worsted weight yarn with a four-stitches-per-inch gauge.

The Lystra comes in finished bust sizes up to 58.5 inches and uses a dk weight yarn with 5.5 stitches per inch.

We're doing this as one big group, so if you're interested in knitting either or both of these beautiful sweaters, sign up for the Banstead Lystra KAL group on Ravelry.

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