4 Day Sweater KAL by Olive Knits – Soundtrack

July 9, 2020 all-day
Michigan Fibre Studio

It’s time for Marie Green’s 4 day Sweater KAL!

This is the fourth annual KAL. If you missed prior years:
2019 – Foxtrot
2018 – Beekeeper
2017 – Stillwater

Pattern is launched on Ravelry starting TODAY, May 28th! The pattern is available for in store purchase (meaning you can purchase through your LYS) and is discounted to $8.00 through June 15th. Pattern listing: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/soundtrack-2

June 15th – Discount period ends. Pattern will be $9.00 from this date forward.

July 1st – Official Soundtrack pattern lands to all libraries and we cast on!

This is our first year participating but we have some fun things in store!

In the past, this has been a 4 day KAL but since this is the 4th annual Marie added a little extra spin. She’s giving participants 4x as long to finish their sweaters this year. So basically, it’s the whole month of July.

We have a few yarns that will work. With a gauge of 21st over 4″, we are recommending the following: Shepherd’s Wool (Merino), Deluxe Worsted (wool), Deluxe SW Worsted (sw wool), Malabrigo Rios (sw merino), Dona (extra fine sw merino), Deluxe SW DK (sw wool)

How about a little friendly competition??? Threadbender Yarn Shop has opened an invitation for a friendly competition between the two shops! To participate, you must sign up with one of the shops (that is the team you will be on). Signing up requires: New yarn for project. Project must be started and completed between July 1 – August 1. If you want to participate in the competition but do not want to make the Soundtrack Sweater pattern, you must choose one of the other 4 Day KAL patterns (listed above). For all completed sweaters, 2 points for Soundtrack and 1 point for the previous years patterns. The shop with the most points wins!

What do you win? We’re still working on that but you will not be disappointed! There might be a boombox involved…

Grand Prize: There will be a Best in Show prize. All finished sweaters will be voted on in a FB poll.

KAL Dates:
This may be virtual or in person. Stay tuned to dates and times.

Soundtrack Sweater
Designed for a unisex fit, the Soundtrack Sweater is a top-down, seamless circular yoke pullover sweater with a slipped stitch pattern in two colors. For a less dramatic look, choose two tonal colors,
rather than high contrast.

Skill Level: Advanced beginner

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
B) Yoke Depth: 8 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 13, 13) in
C) Sleeve Circumference: 11 (13, 15, 15.5, 17, 18, 19, 20, 20) in

Recommended Fit
Men’s fit – Choose the finished size closest to your actual chest measurement
Women’s fit – For most bust sizes, choose the finished size that measures at least 2-4 in larger than your actual bust measurement for comfortable ease. If you have smaller shoulders and belly but a large bust, you may prefer a finished measurement that is close to or equal to your actual bust measurement.

21 st and 31 rows in 4 in in stockinette stitch, blocked

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

MC: 900 (1000, 1100, 1188, 1283, 1360, 1442, 1528, 1620) yards
CC: 175 (187, 200, 212, 229, 243, 257, 273, 289) yards

Note: Yardage may vary depending on your yarn selection.

KAL times are Thursday Open Fibre Night and Saturday Mornings. You can come in any time to knit along!

KAL times:
Group Zooms (by invite only)
Wednesday, July 1 Cast On Day!
Wednesday, July 15 Half Way Day!
Saturday, August 1 Last Day!

Regularly Scheduled fibre times
Thursday: July 2; Saturday July 4 – Holiday (no zoom)
Thursday: July 9; Saturday: July 11
Thursday: July 16; Saturday: July 18
Thursday: July 23; Saturday: July 25
Thursday: July 30; Saturday: August 1

Sunday: August 2 Finished Sweater pics due! FB poll will be a collab between the two shops

Please be sure to join the MFS KAL/CAL/WAL group on FB!

KAL/CAL/WAL Policies:
Although we would love to see you at the group sessions, you can participate from anywhere! This KAL is free to participate in, but as with all classes, KALs/CALs/WALs, you must use yarns purchased from our store to join. Purchasing supplies and patterns supports designers and your LYS.

Join anytime!

Stay tuned for more details!

Photo credit: Olive Knits