The Outfit Along is back for a second year! Once again, Lauren from lladybird.com and I are joining forces to combine a sew-along with a knit-along. The idea behind the Outfit Along is to make a complete outfit by sewing a garment and knitting a garment. The official sewing pattern will be McCall 6887, and the official knitting pattern will be my new cardigan pattern, Vianne. Lauren will be blogging about the official sewing pattern and I’ll be blogging about the knitting pattern to help you along the way.
If you don’t love the official patterns, you can still join in! The Outfit Along is about making an outfit you’ll really wear, so to participate, all you need to do is to sew a garment and knit a garment to make an outfit. You’re more than welcome to pick projects that fit your own style and skills. You can look through the 2014 Outfit Along FO thread in the Untangling Knots group on Ravelry to see the variety of patterns people chose to use last year.
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 sewing patterns so you can keep making outfits. 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.
Instead of throwing everything at you at once this year, we’ll get started with the blog posts on the knitting pattern here on June 1st, and a few weeks later, on June 22nd, the sewing pattern posts will start up on lladybird.com. If you knit and sew along with us, you’ll get your projects done in plenty of time.
So make your plans, dig through your stash, and get ready! Vianne, the offical knitting pattern, will be available for 20% off up on Ravelry until the OAL officially starts on June 1st using the coupon code OAL2015. It’s totally seamless, and knit using DK weight yarn on US 8/5 mm needles to make a lighter weight fabric. You can read more details in the Untangling Knots shop or check Vianne out on Ravelry.
Help spread the word and grab one of the badges below or use the hashtag #OAL2015. If you want to hang out and chat about the OAL, come join the Untangling Knots group on Ravelry.