I’m about two inches into skein number 2. The drama!
For me, this knitalong is all about the color green. Or, more precisely, the colors of green that shift and change in Jill Draper’s Mohonk Light. This is Spinach.
The Way to Think About a Knitalong
One way to think about the Great Isabell Knitalong: we are all stunningly ON IT. We are months ahead of the game—if the game we’re playing is to be ready for Fall 2019 with a perfect, swanky, cozy new sweater.
I am rarely ahead of the game. Most of the time I don’t even know what the game is, or I figure out that the game is one where I don’t know the rules, or it’s a game where I don’t have the right shoes.
That’s the beauty of a knitalong. It’s a game where everybody can play, where the concept of winning is mostly the notion that at the end of it all, you’ve got a new handknit sweater—a sweater that you made in the company of other equally motivated knitters, where you very likely gleaned some useful tidbit of knowledge and probably shared a trick or two of your own.
We’re going to be running the Great Isabell Knitalong through the end of May—a solid chunk of time for you to jump in—with plenty lag time afterward should you want to take your sweet time to finish.
How to Get Your Knitalong Going
Pick a project. Here’s our overview of Isabell Kraemer’s designs from MDK Field Guide No. 10: Downtown.
Get the pattern. Order up MDK Field Guide No. 10: Downtown right here—either print or ebook edition. When you order the print edition, we email you a code for the ebook edition instantly so you can dive in today.
Figure out your yarn. Use whatever yarn you like—all yarns are welcome. If you’re interested in the yarn specified for the Bottom Line Pullover, here are the colors of Jill Draper’s Mohonk Light for which we still have sweater quantities available. (Thanks to everybody who’s ordered—wow.)
Have a peek at the Great Isabell Knitalong conversation going on now in the MDK Lounge. There’s all sorts of crazy stuff in there: yarn choices, modifications, cardiganizations, restarts, reckonings, advice and counsel. I never fail to learn something new during our knitalongs.
And if this is the first time you’ve made a sweater, we’ll help you through. Hope you join us and get ahead of the game. Which isn’t really a game, now that I think about it. It’s even better than a game.