Knit AlongEKW

KNIT-ALONG FOX VALLEY AT EKW!

Twice a year Elgin Knit Works hosts knit-along events, with a little twist! Knitters can choose from one or two selected projects, usually selected based on a theme. We will help you choose the yarn and help you along on the pattern. The knit-along runs for an extended period of time to allow all skill level knitter’s to complete the project. Knitters that are willing to lend their completed projects to Elgin Knit Works for display will be entered in a drawing to win hand-dyed Elgin Knit Works yarn.

Are you ready to knit-along Fox Valley with some friendly folks at Elgin Knit Works?
Join us this Summer!

The Summer Amiga is a perfectly simple top down cardigan easy to knit and wear. We have chosen Berroco’s new summer yarn, Quinoa, for this sweater as our Knit-Along Summer 2018 project. This nubby textured cotton allows for a loose gauge and creates a wonderful summer fabric. As with all of our Knit-A-Longs support comes with this project. We are happy to help you select the size, check your gauge, and also do fittings along the way. You can customize this sweater making it as long or short as you like as well as the sleeve length that works for you. You will love this project so much you might make two!!

Check back to this page for more details on our next Knit-Along project or CLICK HERE to sign-up!

EXPLORE SOME PAST KNIT-ALONG PROJECTS . . .

Hand Dyed Beauty

The exciting thing about this knit-along is the yarn. We have chosen a very basic sweater pattern (great even for beginners) to showcase the lovely hand-dyed yarn created exclusively for this knit-along.  This super soft wool has been kettle dyed along with a special gradient skein for the collar. If wool is not your thing…

Play on Gauge Knit-Along

A Play on Gauge

With a little help from your friend at Elgin Knit Works, Sandshore is a sweater that even a beginner can knit. What makes this such a wonderful sweater is that it is knitted at a loose gauge on a big needle. This results in an airy fabric that knits up quickly. If you purchase the…

Elgin Knit Along

The Loop Shawl

Our first knit-along of 2017 was a beautiful and versatile shawl, also known as “The Loop”. The Loop is a crescent shaped shawl using variegated yarns in a different way that shows off their beautiful colors without overwhelming the design. We have a huge selection of  fingering weight yarn ranging in price from moderate to…

Knit Along Fox Valley

The Quicksilver Shawl

In the summer of 2016 our knit-along group worked on Quicksilver by Melanie Berg. Quicksilver is worked flat from tip to edge, with garter stitch stripes and a lace mesh that knits up in the blink of an eye. Wedges of the lace fan between the striped sections, lending the shawl a lovely slanted shape….

Sweater Vest Knit-Along

The Mielie Vest

The Mielie (South African Maize) is the perfect transition piece. It’s simple, classic and utterly wearable in a number of fashionable ways. This vest style sweater is knit in stockinette stitch from the top down, mostly in one piece, with waist shaping. A ribbed collar is added once the body is complete, and is folded…