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Trouville by Sophie Ochera KAL

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  • It's not too late!

    Although the official KAL with live Zooms is over, you can still join and get access to all the recordings and emails which are FULL of helpful tips and tricks, as well as the Ravelry Group for our community of KALers!

    Trouville by Sophie Ochera: Inspired by the bright stripy tents and architectural details found in Trouville-Sur-Mer, in Normandy!

    "Seamless and knit in the round from the top down, it was designed as a cropped cardigan that can be worn with the buttons down the front OR the back, but it can easily be made as a simple sweater as well, just don’t knit the steek stitches and add short rows at the back neck.

    "You can also easily tailor the length to suit your preference. Textural details include occasional rows of purl stitch as well as small bobbles around the neckline and cuffs.

    "A great mid-season sweater for an evening drink on the promenade!"

    Level of difficulty and skills required

    Adventurous Intermediate. Our KAL is guided, which means we will be offering tips and advice as we go, but you definitely need to be ready to tackle things like:
    short rows (if you wish to make the sweater version)
    stranded colourwork
    cable cast-on

    We will be on hand to help you choose the perfect yarns and colours for your sweater. 

    Tribe KALs are all about community, yarns 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😁!

    Everyone is welcome, but bear in mind the skill level. 

    Your KAL Coupon Includes:

    Your Yarn
    Coupon! 🧶
    There are SO MANY yarn and colour options - there's no way we could list them all as kits, so we've included a list of our favourite yarns for this pattern in the "Kit Details" tab, along with the number of skeins you'll need for each size.

    When you purchase this KAL, we will email you a £75 coupon to apply towards your yarn purchase so you can choose whatever yarn combo you want, along with all the Zoom info! *
    Pattern We will email your copy via Ravelry, so let us know your Rav username if you want us to add into your Library
    Informal and friendly, to guide you through the steps. Sessions are recorded and you will be emailed all the links and tips.
    Ravelry Group A private Ravelry group just for us where we can share our progress, tips and more!

    You will also need the following:

     2.25 or 2.5mm circular needle 60cm long for the neck ribbing (and 40cm long for the cuffs (or dpns / shorties if you prefer))

     2.75 or 3.00mm circular needle 80 cm (32 inches) long for the yoke and body (and 40 cm long for ease of working sleeve stitches (or dpns / shorties if you prefer))
    [We highly recommend Chiaogoo 5" Interchangeable Tips with a small 30" Chiaogoo Cable and Chiaogoo Shorties for sleeves. The needle sizes you need will depend on your gauge.

    Crochet hook (approx 2.25mm) for securing the steek

    15mm buttons (if making the cardigan)

    Stitch holders

    Stitch markers

    * 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!)

    Steeked Cardigan (you might want to stick to these "stickier" yarns to ensure the stitches don't run, but feel free to use other yarns too, especially in the yoke are):

    Le Petit Lambswool by Biches & Buches
    Holst Supersoft by Holst Garn
    Woolstok Light by Blue Sky Fibers
    Isager Tweed by Isager
    E+2 by einrum
    Preseli by Garthenor
    No 2 by Garthenor
    Le Cashmere & Lambswool by Biches & Buches
    Meara by Olann

    Non-Steeked Sweater (you can use any of the above, but also any of these too):
    Merino Cloud by artyarns
    Balayage by Pascuali
    16 Fingering by Urth
    Harvest Fingering by Urth
    Sabri by Pascuali
    High Twist BFL by Qing
    Perennial by Kelbourne Woolens
    Organic Soft Merino by KAOS
    Merino Fingering by Kokon


    Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL)

    MC: 600 (700, 800, 900, 1000) metres (shown in oatmeal)

    CC:  600 (700, 800, 900, 1000) metres (shown in orange)

    Yoke Yarn: Sophie's sample uses oddments of left-overs from past projects. She has 12 different colourways including the MC. Some of Sophie's yarns are slightly thicker than others, some are hairy, some are super wash. Don't worry about the mix of textures - it just makes for a more interesting and unique final result. 


    Finished Chest

    To fit Bust
    XS 92.75cm 71-76cm (28-30")
    S 100.75cm 81-86cm (32-34")
    M 110cm
    91-96cm (36-38")
    L 120cm 101-106cm (40-42")
    XL 130cm 111-117cm (44-46")

  • Zoom Dates for your Diary:

    Fri 15th Jul, 8pm BST:
    Intro zoom and cast on!
    Fri 22nd Jul, 8pm BST: Regular Zoom session
    Fri 29th Jul, 8pm BST:Regular Zoom session
    Fri 5th Aug, 8pm BST:Regular Zoom session
    Fri 12th Aug, 8pm BST: Regular Zoom session
    Fri 19th Aug, 8pm BST: NO ZOOM
    Fri 26th Aug, 9pm, BST: Regular Zoom session
    Fri 2nd Sep, 8pm, BST: Final Zoom Session

    Yarn Coupon:

    Your £75 Yarn Coupon can be used towards any yarns in the shop, and redeemed in store or online. It is valid for 6 months.

    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 shops.

    Respect everyone's privacy.

    Have fun! That's the most important rule.