Dear friends who have knitted like the wind,
We need to mark the conclusion of what can only be described as a delirious, delightful, deep-digging funfest.
During the month of February, knitters went for it and took on the challenge of knitting a Main Squeeze Cardigan in 29 short days.
The results are pretty epic.
We encourage you to take a spin through the hashtag #BangOutASweater2020.
See the Main Squeeze Cardigans that 242 knitters cooked up on Ravelry—a terrific way to see different sizes, colors, and yarns. There are a ton of chunky yarns out there!
And if you’re suddenly struck with the need to bang out your Main Squeeze in March, the MDK Lounge has a long conversation, “Bang Out a Sweater 2020,” that includes construction tips, prouds and sorries, and general gibblegabble about the making of a speedy sweater.
I guess my big takeaway is that a sweater like this is an opportunity for pretty much any knitter, new or experienced. It has some construction fun: a thing where you have to hook up sleeves to the body, and you get to make edgings. It’s all on giant needles, so nothing lasts too long.
Jen Geigley’s design deserves kudos for hitting that sweet spot of fast and fun. No furious! Mine came together so fast that I didn’t ever hit a moment of fatigue. It was a week, maybe.
For those who are still on their journey to a Main Squeeze Cardigan, keep at it! You’ll be done before you know it!
And for those who are currently snuggled up in their new sweaters, just dial up the air conditioning and you can wear it all year long.
PS Up in the gallery you’ll see Main Squeezes by Ravelers Angelkissknits, craftyjhawk, dbreidt, Eretting11, francieos, goldenhair1, idknitthat, ILoveMNStateFair, jennicupcake, judyinthedyes, Knittwins21, ladybugn, lazarusknits, lotsofhermies, mommabearknitter, Mvg165, nmicd, sabograd, Teenuh, ThePolkadotSheep, ThisSlimKnits, tralfleming, willsoma. And in our @mymasondixonknitting Wall of Fame, you’ll find fresh Main Squeezes to inspire and delight. Way to go, y’all! So proud!