Beginning today, we embark on a knitalong that is unlike any knitalong we have done.
Basically, it’s a knitalong that is already well under way.
It unofficially began in March, when MDK Field Guide No. 10: Downtown first arrived. We’ve been cranking away all month long. We’re properly into it.
But today is the official rope drop on a knitterly celebration of Isabell Kraemer’s delightfully wearable designs.
If you’re currently at work on your Isabell Kraemer project, guess what: you’re already in.
If you’re ready to embark now, we’re here to welcome you with a big hug and a festive beverage (virtual but delicious).
And if you’ve already completed a project, way to go! Bragging is encouraged.
What We’re Making
The options for the Great Isabell Knitalong are three designs from MDK Field Guide No. 10: Downtown. The yarns featured are by Jill Draper, the masterful hand dyer. (All yarns are welcome, of course. But we do love a Jill Draper color.)
The perfect pair: Jill Draper and Isabell Kraemer at Edinburgh Yarn Festival.
We’ve noticed a bunch of other knitters already cooking up their own versions. Have a look at the Petulas on Ravelry to get ideas for your own colorway.
Bottom Line Pullover
Here are the Bottom Line Pullovers already under way on Ravelry. It looks so different depending on the color you choose.
The quickest project in this Field Guide, the X-Factor Cowl is a great take-along project. Knitters posting their X-Factor Cowls on Ravelry are already rumored to be doing things like making the tie cord using a hand mixer. This is obviously unprecedented territory for us. Please stay tuned for the Clip ’n’ Save on that technique. We may end up with a meringue.
How to Join the Great Isabell Knitalong?
1. Set your plan. Choose a pattern, figure out your yarn, and jump in. Use your stash, or order up some Jill Draper yarns. All yarns welcome, as always.
2. Share your progress. We have a group forming over in the MDK Lounge, “The Great Isabell Knitalong.” This is where we can all share our progress, our questions, our hopes and dreams.
Get Your Fixings
You can get all your Great Isabell Knitalong fixings in our convenient one-stop pop-up shop. We can set you up with a fresh-baked Field Guide, the Jill Draper yarn of your choice, and notions up to and including the bag in which you will tote your project. (We are trying to be comprehensive.)
Prizes? Of Course There Are Prizes
We will be giving prizes to winners selected from knitters who post their Great Isabell Knitalong photos on Instagram at #MDKIsabellKAL, or in the MDK Lounge, or on Ravelry. Only knitters who use one of the patterns from MDK Field Guide No. 10 are eligible for prizes.
The Great Isabell Knitalong will officially conclude on Friday, May 24, when prizes are announced on MDK. As with every MDK knitalong, this is all about finding joy and fun in the company of knitters. We welcome everybody who loves the style of Isabell Kraemer and likes to share their progress with equally obsessed knitters. If this is your first sweater, even better—we’ll help you through.