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Bluff Cuff Sweater KAL

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  • Join us for the latest Tribe KAL, kicking off Jan 2024!

    We are so excited to present this newest Tribe KAL! As with previous KALs, your purchase is 100% redeemable against your yarn purchase.

    Roughly based on the 216w-07 Geometric Pattern Sweater by Pierrot Yarns, but with some key modifications, this KAL will be amazing for making your own unique version of this pattern, and learn/practice lots of technique along the way.

    Our Zoom-based KALs are guided, which means we will be showing technique, with tips and advice as we go, as well as the pattern, but you should be confident with basic knit and purl stitches, and casting on.

    We'll tackle all these exciting techniques:
     reading a Japanese pattern
    • adjust pattern size for your perfect fit
     perfect tubular cast on
     how to knit the ribbed fake cuffs/hem
     make your own stranded motifs for sleeves (or use the ones in the pattern)

     how to customise your sweater
     Seaming your pieces, and expert mattress stitch
    Picking up stitches

    We're there to guide you all the way: all the technique, tips, colour advice and camaraderie you've come to expect from our fabulous KALs! 
    (Zoom recordings will be sent in case you can't make it, or want to view later).

    Your KAL Coupon is 100% redeemable against your yarn purchase! (Which basically means all the Zoom sessions are free 😁.)

    Check out our IG Live where we go over more info about this KAL and the project!

    Tribe KALs are all about community, yarny friendships, support and laughs. We keep doing them because they are so much fun! Try to keep your Friday evenings free during the KAL so you can get the most out of the KAL. Whilst there is a good amount of technique discussed during the sessions, the idea is more of a "knit-along" as opposed to workshops. It's more of a social thing😁, where we encourage and inspire others with our creations.

    Your KAL Includes:

    Yarn Coupon You can pick your perfect yarn from our massive selection! Check out the Yarn Recommendations tab on this page, or wait until you get your first email for more info.

    We will email you a £95 coupon to apply towards your yarn purchase*
    We will email you the pattern link, and written instructions for the cuff technique
    Informal and friendly, and completely interactive.

    You'll be emailed links to all the recordings :)
    Ravelry Group A private Ravelry group just for us where we can share our progress, tips, pics and more!

    You will also need the following:

     3.5mm, 3.75mm, 4.00mm circular needles (or other sizes depending on yarn and gauge) 
     Tapestry needle for your ends

    * Note that the Coupon is unique to each customer and must be used in one single transaction, i.e. spend the whole thing in one go because leftovers can't be saved...

  • Recommended Yarns (feel free to mix and match between yarns too!)

    The basic Japanese pattern is written for this size:

    Bust 97cm/38.19"
    Center back neck-to-cuff 76cm/29.92"
    Back length 60cm/23.62"

    The yarn requirements for this size, if you knit the pattern with the same main colour on body and sleeves:
    Main Colour: 800m
    CC1: 200m
    CC2: 150m
    CC3: 150m

    We recommend using any of these yarns:

    Sheepsoft DK by ByLaxtons

    The Croft Shetland DK by WYS

    Lore by The Fibre Co

    Camel DK by Pascuali

    Jensen by Isager

    Woolstok Worsted by Blue Sky Fibres

    Mota by Wooldreamers

    Plump DK by Mrs Moon

    Clinton Hill Bespoke DK

    Socks Yeah! DK by Coopknits


    You'll be able to modify your garment in a number of ways to get the fit you want - we will show you how!

    The amount of yarn you'll need will depend on how wide / long you want your sweater. Also, bear in mind where you might want to use your colours.

  • Zoom Sessions:
    Fri 19th Jan, 8pm GMT: Intro zoom, sizing pattern explanation
    Fri 26th Jan, 8pm GMT: Japanese pattern reading & charting, tubular cast on
    Fri 2nd Feb, 8pm GMT:Fake cuff technique
    Fri 9th Feb, 8pm GMT: More on modifications
    Fri 16th Feb, 9pm, GMT: Seaming
    Fri 23rd Feb, 8pm GMT:
     Picking up stitches, and bind offs
    (More Zoom sessions will be added if needed)

    Yarn Coupon:
    Your £95 Yarn Coupon can be used towards any yarns on our website. It is valid for 6 months, but must be used in one go.

    Zoom and KAL Rules:

    Please do not share Zoom details with anyone, including recordings. All attendees on Zoom are required to have their camera (don't worry - no one will judge you for messy hair, messy bedroom etc 😁). Upon joining, Zoom attendees give permission for the sessions to be recorded and shared amongst KAL participants only. 

    I (Milli) will be available for KAL help during Zoom sessions and via the Ravelry group only. I'm afraid I can't address individual help via emails or phone.

    Be kind and courteous.

    No hate speech or bullying.

    No promotions or spam. Please do not use the group to promote products from other sellers.

    Respect everyone's privacy.

    Have fun! That's the most important rule.