This summer Lauren from lladybird.com and I are teaming up to combine a sew along with a knit along. The idea is to knit a garment and sew a garment to make a coordinated handmade outfit. It’s a great opportunity to stretch your crafting skills, and we’ll have two official patterns that we’ll help you with along the way. Our sewing pattern will be Simplicity 1803, and our knitting pattern will be my new Myrna cardigan pattern. Lauren will be writing a series of posts on her blog on sewing the dress, and I’ll write about the knitting side of things on my blog, untangling-knots.com. This is a perfect time to try knitting your first sweater or sewing your first dress.
If you’re not a fan of one or both of the official patterns but still want to participate in the Outfit Along, don’t worry! You can still join in. To be a part of the Outfit Along, all you need to do is knit a garment and sew a garment that are meant to go together. Lauren and I want everyone to make outfits that they’ll really wear, so pick two projects to suit your own style and skills. You can still be eligible for prizes even if you don’t knit and sew the two official patterns.
The Outfit Along will start June 1st which gives you a little time to start planning your projects. The deadline is July 31st, so you have two months to make your two pieces. If you post photos of your final outfit in the OAL Finished Outfit thread in the Untangling Knots group on Ravelry by July 31st, you’ll be eligible to win some fun prizes like Untangling Knots knitting patterns and gift certificates for indie sewing pattern companies. Prize winners will be randomly selected from those who finish both their knit and sewn garments and post pictures in the appropriate thread by the deadline.
And to get things started, Myrna is available today, and you can get the pattern for 20% off up until the OAL officially starts on June 1st using the coupon code OAL2014. It’s totally seamless, and knit using worsted weight yarn on US 8/5 mm needles. You can read more details in the Untangling Knots shop or check Myrna out on Ravelry.
Help spread the word and grab one of the badges below or use the hashtag #OAL2014. If you want to hang out and chat about the OAL, come join the Untangling Knots group on Ravelry.