Olive Knits 4 Day KAL 2021

We are delighted to participate in the 5th Annual 4 Day KAL by Marie Greene of Olive Knits! Our staff have picked some of our favorite yarns for this knit-along, and our needles are furiously knitting up swatches and samples. Pattern details for this year's sweater Fireworks, including recommended yarn and gauge, can now be found on the Olive Knits website.

Wild Knits is offering a 10% discount on yarn for the 4 Day KAL, if you would like to purchase your yarn for the KAL online send us an email at wildknitssalem@gmail.com and we will send you a discount code to use at checkout!

The Fireworks sweater calls for a DK superwash merino in tweed, solid, or tonals. We selected two superwash DK weight yarns- Boss Kitty's BKDK and HiKoo's Sueño. BKDK is a beautiful undertone dyed yarn created by indie dyer Boss Kitty from Portland OR. We are currently waiting for a restock in BKDK, so although our website might not show sweater quantities available right now, we will have some in time for the KAL (we recommend alternating skeins when working with BKDK to avoid problems with the slight color variation that comes with hand-dyed yarns). Sueño is another great superwash merino yarn that comes in rich solids and is a dream to work with. We have plenty of Sueño in stock and are able to order more in as needed.

For those who like to use different fiber types besides superwash merino, we have also added Rowan's Felted Tweed and Blue Sky Fibers' newest yarn Skyland to our selection. Felted Tweed is a great option for those who might also want a lighter weight version of this sweater. It is a lighter DK weight that knits up in a lighter, drape fabric. For those who love working with alpaca, we recommend Blue Sky Fibers Skyland, a gorgeous new blend of baby alpaca, silk, and fine highland wool. 

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