OK, here’s the thing.
We know it’s the week of Thanksgiving. We’re frankly worrying about whether the oven is going to work.
But we are feeling extremely cool about something coming up that we want to tell you about now.
Bang Out a Sweater.
Bang Out a Sweater happens during the month of February. If you have never Banged Out a Sweater with us, well, you’re in for a treat. 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.
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 as potential 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.
Kay is sort of obsessed with the ladybug yoke in Interchange (ability). Ann is changing her mind every day or two about which cable pattern will make her life complete.
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 weeks.
We’ll be talking more about these designs. We’re really excited.
If you’re eyeing one of these, we encourage you to put it on your holiday wish list, or do what we do and just order it up. We’re getting better at anticipating interest in our yarns, but we’re still surprised when yarns disappear quickly. And our yarn makers need time to replenish our stock, because (dramatic voice) they dye their yarns by hand which is why they are so beautiful.
It’s not too soon to share your strategies, schemes, ideas, and questions about what you’ll be Banging Out. We’ve got a new topic in the Lounge, Bang Out a Revolution, and the Instagram hashtag #BangOutARevolution is ready and waiting for you to share your process.