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.

Welcome to the 4th Annual Marie Green 4-Day KAL for 2020! 

THIS IS A PRE-ORDER so you can start swatching and find out how to participate in the KAL. The pattern will arrive to your Ravelry library on July 1st so we can cast on.

The KAL runs July 1st – August 1st. The price is discounted to $8.00 through June 15th. Regular price will be $9.00.

YOU WILL RECEIVE THE PATTER FREE WITH THE PRE-ORDER OF YOUR SWEATER YARN BY JUNE 15th. (orders require a deposit of 1/2 payment)

This year’s sweater is Soundtrack – a circular yoke pullover with slipped stitch details. This year’s KAL has 4x more days to knit your sweater (instead of 4-8 days, she is giving everyone 16-32 days!)

To register for this knit-along call 847-627-4700.

PRE ORDER BY JUNE 12th

SWEATER DETAILS

Bust/Chest Circumference (finished/measurements): 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64) in

Main Color: 900 (1000, 1100, 1188, 1283, 1360, 1442, 1528, 1620) yards
Contrast Color: 175 (187, 200, 212, 229, 243, 257, 273, 289) yards

Plymouth Superwash $15.25 – 219 yards       Hand-dyed multi – 28.00 – 250 yards

We have chosen to shake up the colors a bit by using a multi yarn in the colorwork of the yolk. Below you will find some color combination options.  Feel free to suggest your own combinations when you order. The  hand-dyed DK colors are limited! IF you see one you love let us know (first come first serve).

EXPLORE SOME PAST KNIT-ALONG PROJECTS . . .

Fall Sweater

This fall our knit-along featured this beautiful sweater. We enjoying watching these cozy beauties be created!

The Summer Amiga

The Summer Amiga is a perfectly simple top down cardigan easy to knit and wear. We choose Berroco’s newest summer yarn, Quinoa, for this sweater. This nubby textured cotton allows for a loose gauge and creates a wonderful summer fabric. As with all of our Knit-A-Longs support came with this project. We helped our knitters…

Hand Dyed Beauty

The exciting thing about this knit-along was the yarn. We selected 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 was kettle dyed along with a special gradient skein for the collar. We also offered countless substitute options of fiber…

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…