The 4 Day KAL with Olive Knits is BACK! Spill the Tea with LYS! (Hybrid) with Christie & Gail
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The 4 Day KAL with Olive Knits is BACK! Spill the Tea with LYS! (Hybrid) with Christie & Gail

The 4 Day Sweater Challenge by Olive Knits is back at LYS for the 8th 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 sweater that enhances your wardrobe.

Please join us on in person at LYS or via ZOOM for 3 KAL days and community in the LYS classroom!

Sign up for the KAL and enjoy some tea - licious treats as part of the KAL Tea/Tee party. On the last day of the KAL, July 27th, we will randomly choose 2 people from the group to win a 25.00 Gift Card to LYS! 

Perks of the KAL:
1 Tea Kettle stitch marker
Tea Cup stitch markers
Chance to win one of 2 – 25.00 Gift Cards to LYS

Those of you participating via Zoom- your link will be sent out the evening before the KAL - if you don't see it check your spam filter. It will not be recorded.

July 6th we meet at 3 eastern, 2 central, 1 mountain and 12 pacific for 2 hours
July 20th & 27th we meet at 3 eastern, 2 central, 1 mountain and 12 pacific for 1 1/2 hours

The 8th Annual 4 Day Knitalong details

Spill the Tee!

Easy, breezy lace details and colorful contrasts work together to create the perfect splash of color for this delightful v-neck top. Spill the Tea is perfect for spring, summer evenings, or for layering in cooler weather – it’s truly an all season design that you can wear year-round.

  • S (M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, 6X)

  • Designed for busts 32-64 in (80-160 cm) to be worn with about 4 in (10 cm) of positive ease, which is already included. The preorder file (and pattern) provide additional advice for choosing your size.


  • Sportweight or light DK | Merino (or other blend) | Approximately 380 yards in 100 grams

  • Main Color: 880 (940, 1000, 1060, 1150, 1240, 1340, 1440, 1560) yards/ 804 (859, 914, 969, 1051, 1133, 1225, 1316, 1426) meters

  • Contrast Color 1: Scant amounts (approximately 50-100 yards for all sizes)

  • Contrast Color 2: Scant amounts (approximately 50-100 yards for all sizes)

Yarn Ideas

Amble and Amble Minis by The Fibre Co.
Feliz by Manos del Uruguay 
Vaya by Lang
Lascaux Fine by Ancient Arts

Join the Longmont Yarn Shoppe KAL and using code STUDENT10 at checkout to save 10% on your materials. 

Swatching & gauge details are OUT and pattern is available for pre-order here

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

Nine 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.


Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details:
Instructor: Christie Nielsen & Gail Sundberg-Douse
Instructor Bio: Christie will lead the in person KAL and Gail will lead the Zoom KAL

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