How does a KAL work?
A knit along (KAL) is a little different than a conventional class. We’re all working toward the same goal: finishing our sweaters by the end of March.
Your moderators will explain, demonstrate, and teach pattern features, such as managing colorwork and making the unusual and amazing invisible increases Jennifer’s patterns use. We’ll be available to help and answer your questions during multiple KAL sessions during the month. In addition, your fellow KAL participants will offer help and encouragement, as you will for them. A KAL is more like a team effort (and a party!) than a class. We will all be supporting and cheering each others’ progress.
Can I sign up after March 1?
The KAL runs from March 1-31. You can sign up at any time before the end of the KAL, but we will officially conclude on March 31.
Do I have to order my yarn through The Studio?
The Studio’s shelves are bulging with yarn, so you may very well be able to purchase your yarn on the spot. If you need to order, we have chosen several yarn lines that will work well for these sweaters. We will gladly help you choose colors and quantities. If you order by Feb. 14, your yarn will be available before the KAL begins. We would love for you to purchase your yarn through The Studio, but it is not a requirement of the KAL.
What tools and supplies will I need?
Please purchase the pattern you want to make and provide all other tools you will need, including needles.
What’s the big deal with Icelandic-style sweaters?
Other than that they’re gorgeous? And adaptable to suit your style, from subtle to wild? Ha ha, can you tell we’re fans? Icelandic style circular yoke sweaters fit beautifully and their construction is easy.
- There is virtually no finishing - the sweater is constructed in one piece, so there are no seams.
- Stranded colorwork is done in the round, so you knit every stitch. Yoke increases are cleverly concealed within design elements.
- There is almost no purling. (Minimal purling is required for short-rows and ribbing).
- Short-row shaping is a feature of well-designed contemporary Iceland patterns, ensuring that sweaters fit perfectly across the back and shoulders and are the right length all the way around.
- They look way more complicated than they are. Join us to create your own beautiful Icelandic style sweater!
Need more info?
For questions about supplies, please contact The Studio at 816-531-4466.
If you have questions about the knit along, send email to