The 4 Day Sweater Challenge by Olive Knits! via ZOOM with Gail
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The 4 Day Sweater Challenge by Olive Knits! via ZOOM with Gail

The 4 Day Sweater Challenge by Olive Knits is back at LYS for the 6th year. It sounds wacky but it can be done and what do you have to lose? Give it a try and end up with a beautiful DK or worsted weight sweater that enhances your wardrobe.

We have friends near and far so we have both a in person and virtual KAL opportunity.  This is the virtual sign up page. 

Homework/Pre-work - Please complete the neck ribbing before the first meeting.  

About this year’s design - message from Marie Greene- designer

Seven years ago I challenged myself to knit a sweater over a long weekend – 4th of July weekend, in fact. Honestly, I didn’t even know if it was possible; I’d never knit a sweater in less than a few weeks. But I had a long quiet weekend at my disposal, and a sweater I really wanted to knit. Could I do it? I shared my personal goal with my knitting community, and the energy of holding myself accountable to an audience, I did it! I had no idea that my silly personal challenge would become an annual event drawing together a remarkable community of knitters from around the globe. This is not really about knitting a sweater in four days, but about challenging your own ideas about how long it takes to knit a sweater. This knitalong is about finishing a sweater faster than you thought you could — and doing it with the energy, enthusiasm, and the support of community.

SIGN UP FOR THE KAL WITH LYS and we will purchase your pattern!  Just put your Ravelry Name in the notes when you register! 

Link to the pattern:  Will be available May 26th!  

We ask participants of this virtual KAL to purchase their yarn with LYS.  

As a KAL participant you can enjoy a 10% materials discount. Use code STUDENT10 at checkout.

Suggested Yarn:  

DK options:  Remix LightBamboo PopArranmore LightGreenwood DK Yakity YakDos TierrasMerino DK by Knerd StringWool Pop and Ultra Wool by Berocco

Worsted Options: Grande Alegria & Bocados by Manos del Uruguay, Malabrigo RiosUltra Wool by BerrocoMoonshine by Juniper MoonElla Rae Rustic Aran

The official pattern will be added to your Ravelry library on July 1st (early). Check back for the pattern when the time comes and join us for the cast on party.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Previous sweater experience is helpful but you will be among friends who will help, and Olive Knits has excellent patterns with clear instructions. Plus, the FB page and Ravelry Page is super friendly and helpful.
Instructor: Gail Sundberg-Douse
Includes Pattern

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.