If you have never Banged Out a Sweater with us, well, it’s good fun.
It’s pretty much the most exhilarating, pedal-to-the-metal knitalong. The premise is simple: during the shortest month of the year, we all knit a sweater, start to finish.
It all starts on Friday, February 1.
In recent years, we Banged Out a Stopover. We Banged Out a Hadley. We Banged Out a Carbeth.
This year, we are going to Bang Out a Revolution.
The designs that Norah Gaughan created for the new MDK Field Guide No. 9: Revolution are uniquely delicious sweaters to Bang Out. The yokes and garment silhouettes are all interchangeable—if you like a certain cable pattern and a certain garment style, well guess what: these patterns make that very simple to do.
The sweater shapes are versatile and flattering.
Cardigan or pullover? Short sleeves or long? It’s up to you.
When you consider the additional designs in Norah’s new collection, Interchange (ability), you’ll have even more options for yokes and sweater shapes.
Patterns from Norah’s COLLECTION Interchange (ability)
Yarn: A Large Part of the Fun
Now would be a good moment to choose the yarn with which you shall bang out your sweater.
We encourage you to use whatever yarn you like to Bang Out Your Revolution. But we’d be bad shopkeepers if we didn’t point your attention to the special yarns in the MDK Shop for the designs in Norah’s Interchange (ability) and Field Guide No. 9.
Periwinkle Sheep Merino DK. Karin Maag-Tanchak created nine exclusive shades for this Field Guide. All these colors are wearable semisolids that let Norah’s cablework shine.
Pine Forest, Ballet, Hydrangea, Olive, Geranium, Dove, Bisque, Cadet, Beaujolais
Julie Asselin Hektos. The six shades all feature Julie’s signature sophisticated color sense. I’d love a sweater in any of these colors.
Alcott, Week-end, London, Sherwood, Biscotti, and Sauge Argentée at the bottom
There’s a lot of interesting color shifting in these skeins. Beautiful for a sweater.
Spud ’n’ Chloë Sweater. Equal parts cotton and wool, 100 percent soft and warm. Seven shades in the Shop now.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Beluga, Toast, Skydiver, Moonlight, Red Velvet, Chocolate Milk, LAKE
If you’re eyeing one of these, we encourage you to order it up from the MDK Shop. We’re getting better at anticipating interest in our yarns, but we’re still surprised when yarns disappear quickly.
It’s not too soon to share your strategies, schemes, ideas, and questions about what you’ll be Banging Out. Conversation is under way in the MDK Lounge at Bang Out a Revolution, and the Instagram hashtag #BangOutASweater is ready and waiting for you to share your process.
The Delicious Joy of Dreaming Up a Sweater
Scheming up a sweater can be one of the most diverting parts of knitting. Choosing a design and yarn? Intoxicating!
Please put Bang Out a Sweater in your thinkerator and let it marinate and grow and be something really fun to think about during the coming days.
We’ll be talking more about these designs. We’re really excited.