We are delighted to be a featured vendor for the 6th annual 4 Day KAL with Marie Greene of Olive Knits! This year's pattern is called Sailaway, a cozy cardigan with slip stitch colorwork and beachy vibes. The simple construction and slip stitch colorwork techniques used in this cardigan makes it perfect for those just entering the sweater world or who want the look of colorwork without the struggle of carrying two strands and/or steaking.
For those who are unfamiliar with Olive Knits and the 4 Day KAL, the idea is to join an amazing community in knitting a sweater faster than you thought you could. This DOES NOT mean you have to knit the sweater in 4 days! The 4-day concept started when Marie of Olive Knits challenged herself to knit a sweater over the span of a long 4-day weekend and succeeded. But everyone works at their own pace, so whether it takes you 4 days or 16, a month or 3, all knitters are welcome! For more information about the 4 Day KAL and the Sailaway sweater check out the Olive Knits page here.
Wild Knits Yarn Recommendations
Sailaway can be knit in either DK or Worsted weight (gauge is included for both weights), which gives you a whole host of possibilities! We've selected our favorite options below. Two of the Wild Knits team members are knitting samples, and at least one will be up in the shop soon! Bridget is making her Sailaway out of The Fibre Co. Cumbria, a beautiful blend of merino and masham wool with a dash of mohair that knits up soft and squishy and shows off both stitch texture and colorwork very well. Melissa is knitting her Sailaway with one of the shop favorites, Blue Sky Woolstok. She is also using a single gradient contrast with Cascade 220 SW Wave. We have a few other multi-ply gradient yarns in the shop that would also work for the single contract color option, including Entropy DK and Stipple DK (listed below).
In the DK weights, we are recommending the Fibre. Co Luma, HiKoo Sueno, and Kelborne Woolens Scout. Click on the yarn products below to read more about them and to scope out sweater quantities!