Let’s vote on our new knit-along!

Every Way Wrap   
KDe's finished Every
Way Wrap

Our last knit-along was the Every Way Wrap, and the wonderful knit-alongers had so much fun knitting this beautiful piece. At left is KDe's finished wrap—isn't it beautiful? And she's so cute in it, too. This wrap is really so versatile, which is one of my favorite things about it. It's perfect for the coming fall, too. If it's really cold, wear it as a muffler with a coat, if it's just a little crisp out, wear it as KDe is—as a vest.

As always, my favorite thing about the knit-along (KAL) is the sense of community that happens on the forum. The KALers share their knitting woes and wows and their personal victories and challenges, too. It's amazing how we can bridge the miles with the internet!

Well now it's time to vote on a new project for fall. This will be our Knit-Ball KAL, where those of us who are football fans can knit along with our favorite teams, sharing their victories (and challenges!).

Those of you who aren't big fans… well just think of it as a regular knit-along.

I went through our pattern store and picked four options that I really like. I know one is bound to delight you, too!

And now, here are the contenders for our next KAL!

Cabernet Ribs by Liz Nields has been one of my favorites for a couple of years. It looks like a tank with a sheer shirt over it, but it's all one piece.

The body is knit with a mohair yarn and a merino yarn held together and the sleeves and V-neck are knit with just the mohair.

How perfect is this for the holidays?

     Kate Jackson's Cactus Blossom pullover has that comfy "weekend" look. It also has that "that looks hard" look, but it's one of those faux isle knits that uses just two yarns—one solid and one self-striping.

And it's knit in the round, so it's a relatively quick knit: no purling, turning rows, or seaming. Yahoo!

I just love it, and it would be good TV knitting while watching those football games!

Norah Gaughan is my favorite knitting designer, and her Caftan Pullover is stunning.

It's a casual piece that's perfect with jeans, but it would also be fab over a cream colored dress (or a black dress if you knit it in a bright color.

I love the front detail, which was inspired by Russian architecture. I can see the onion domes in the design, can't you?

This is really a show-stopper.

The Nordique Swing by Veronik Avery is so sweet. It has an allover lace pattern that's perfect for fall and winter, especially  if you work in one of those office buildings that always seems chilly.

The A-line style is figure flattering, and I love the closely-placed buttons down the front!

The lace repeat is an easy one to memorize, too. (I know, I've put this one in the survey before … here's hoping!)

So what do you think? Take the survey to vote on your favorite.

I'll announce the winner on September 20; watch the space under my photo in the upper right-hand corner of the newsletter.

Cheers,

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