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Published on July 22nd, 2015 | by Julia Fraundorfer

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Knit with us – The Knit-A-Long with the LoveKnitting Team

Knit-A-Long this gorgeous sweater with us: from the pattern After the Rain, designed by Heidi Kirrmaier. We will start in the beginning of August and keep you updated here on the blog.



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“Knit-A-Long? What’s that?” some of you will ask. We could call it a “We all knit the same pattern together, share our progress,help,  and motivate each other” but that would be a bit too long, so we call it a Knit-A-Long.

Here at LoveKnitting HQ, some of my colleagues have long been in love with this pattern –  so we decided to knit it  together and we would like to invite you to join us!

Starting at the beginning of August we will show you our progress, but we will tell you this weekend what yarns some members of the LoveKnitting team will be using.

It would be wonderful to see many of you join us to be part of this amazing project!

 


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The Pattern

After the Rain is a jumper designed by the lovely Heidi Kirrmaier and is knitted with DK yarn. This jumper can be made in many colours and variations, and is therefore very versatile and individual.

Why not try King Cole Bamboo Cotton DK or Universal Yarn Bamboo Pop which are both light and soft yarns. There are many other options which are also suitable for this lovely pattern – stay tuned to learn more about the yarns you can use and which yarns the LoveKnitting team has chosen!

Have you also got knitting fever now? Please let us know in the comments if you want to take part in the knit along!

Want to follow the Knit-A-Long? Click here to join us on Bloglovin and we’ll keep you up to date! 


About the Author

Julia loves crafts and everything to do with creativity! She mainly crochets but also knits and loves starting ambitious projects! She also enjoys cooking and baking and makes arguable the best carrot cake out there!


Last updated: October 5th, 2015.

75 Responses to Knit with us – The Knit-A-Long with the LoveKnitting Team

  1. Ammie says:

    Looks like a gorgeous lightweight jumper. Count me in for the KAL 🙂

  2. Me, yes please 🙂 Should be fun 🙂

  3. Shirley Marshall says:

    Love this sweater, how do I join?

  4. Michelle says:

    I work long hours but this sounds like it might be a lot of fun. Will the videos be recorded so that I can do this as time allows? If so, count me in.

  5. Susan Lee says:

    Do I have to join Bloglovin to participate in this knit along? I love this pattern and would love to join this KAL.

  6. Pamela says:

    I’m in! Perfect for my Texas winters!

  7. Lesley says:

    This looks like an awesome jumper to make tell me how i can get on board please.

  8. Joanne says:

    Count me in. Love it! Can we get the pattern and supplies now?

  9. Mary says:

    Looking forward to knitting this versatile sweater, here in Spain

    • Marcy says:

      I just ordered yarn from Loveknitting to make this sweater. I am going to use Magnolia from Classic Elite.

  10. Paula says:

    Please keep me posted. I may be able to join–depends how quickly I can get my other two projects done. Do you know it this is a top down pattern???

  11. Marcy says:

    I have had this in my queue for quite some time now. This would be the motivation to move it up in my queue and get it made. Sounds like a perfect idea!

  12. Maureen Webster says:

    I am looking forward to knitting this lovely sweater.

  13. Cheryl Pawlak says:

    Would like to try and do the knit-along

  14. Good day
    I am interested and looking forward to the information for what maybe my first KAL

    Respectfully

    Thank you

  15. Betty Herr says:

    How do you join in? It looks like fun!

  16. Jette says:

    I would love to join you all, but with a twist!
    On Ravelry, I found the ‘After the Rain’ pattern but also the pattern ‘Westbourne’ to be knit in Kinu by ito – a hard choice to make – in the end I decided for the latter. They are very similar and knit top-down, so I’ll join you to see if any difference between the two versions!

  17. Emma says:

    Count me in! Looking forward to it.

  18. Dawn says:

    Love this jumper. I can knit but consider myself more a crocheted now. I maybe tempted as well. Really like the jumper.

  19. Marguerite Bork says:

    Looks like a very cute pattern, never did a knit a long. How dose it work?

  20. Sarah says:

    I’d like to join! I’ve never taken part in a KAL before.

  21. Myriam says:

    Lovely pattern, cool designer, count me in. Now, I’m thinking Berroco fuji, in Cedar and Sunbeam, or maybe Pine Needle and Bamboo… or maybe all 4?

  22. Lisa says:

    I want to join this!

  23. Linda Kazlauskas says:

    I would like to do knit along jumper but I wondered where to get the cotton and what sizes does it come in

  24. delilah says:

    I don’t see why we have to join Bloglovin.

    Can you not do the same as the last KAL and put it direct on this/your website? As a blind person, it just makes it harder to find, more pages to navigate, and less accessible.

    • Angie says:

      Hi Delilah!

      You don’t have to follow us on bloglovin if you don’t want to, we will still be posting the information here. Bloglovin just delivers our posts to your email inbox so you don’t miss out!

  25. Olga M says:

    I would like to join!

  26. Olga M says:

    I would like to join the project:)

  27. Joanna says:

    I bought a bakers dozen of Allino because it looked so pretty, a spontaneous purchase, now I have the perfect pattern to use it up!! After The Rain will be my go to sweater for summer evenings 🙂

    • Joanna says:

      Please count me in for the KAL.

      I made a tension square with the Allino last night and am all set to start 🙂 Too excited!!!

  28. Caroline saunders says:

    That jumper is gorgeous and i love the mint/blue combo, would it be possible to get your suggestions for a slightly heathered yarn like the Hempathy used in the pattern? I see that wool isn’t available in the uk but recommednations for something similar would be great.

    • Julia Fraundorfer says:

      Hi Caroline,

      please have a look at our newest post about our yarn choices. Hero and Claire are using yarn which is a mix of cotton and linen and this gives it a very similar look to heathered yarn.

      Best wishes,

      Julia and the LoveKnitting team

  29. Marilyn says:

    It looks like a lovely sweater- I’m in!

  30. Moira says:

    this will be my second jumper ever! Count me in!

  31. Ann Otlewski says:

    Yes I’d like to join knit a long. Tell me how.

    • Julia Fraundorfer says:

      Hi Ann,

      Official beginning is next week and you will just join us here in the blog. Please have a look at our newest post about our yarn choices

      Best wishes,

      Julia and the LoveKnitting team

  32. Donna says:

    I’m looking forward to this KAL, my first top down sweater. Count me in

  33. It would be fun to join and work along with the group. How does this KAL proceed?

    • Julia Fraundorfer says:

      Hi Tabitha,

      Official beginning is next week and you will just join us here in the blog and we will keep you updated. Please have a look at our newest post about our yarn choices

      Best wishes,

      Julia and the LoveKnitting team

  34. Carol says:

    I’m in. Looks like a relaxing project.

  35. Rima Trew says:

    This is my first KAL and my first top down sweater. I am using the King Cole Bamboo cotton in the same colors as on the pattern. I just hope the yarn arrives in time! I had to order from a competitor as loveknitting had sold out!

    • Julia Fraundorfer says:

      Hello Rima,

      I am sorry that we have already ran out of the colours you liked. You can also email us at info@loveknitting.com to request some more yarn.

      Thank you,

      Julia and the LoveKnitting team

  36. Carrie says:

    how do i join this, have got the paatern and wool.

    • Julia Fraundorfer says:

      Hi Carrie,

      Official beginning is next week and you will just join us here on the blog and we will keep you updated. Please have a look at our newest post about our yarn choices

      Best wishes,

      Julia and the LoveKnitting team

  37. Susan massey says:

    I would love to join the knit along, I have never made a top down sweater. I think I will find it very helpful to knit as part of a group.

  38. Anne says:

    Hello!….Yes, I would like to join….do not have the wool or pattern yet…How do I start?…..

    • Julia Fraundorfer says:

      Hi Anne,

      Official beginning is next week and you will just join us here on the blog and we will keep you updated. Please have a look at our newest post about our yarn choices
      Best wishes,

      Julia and the LoveKnitting team

  39. Siru Elomaa-Antila says:

    I love that sweater, how can I partcipate this KAL? Have not yet bougth any yarn for it (read: Yes! I can go shopping?).

    • Julia Fraundorfer says:

      Hi Siru,

      Official beginning is next week and you will just join us here on the blog and we will keep you updated. Please have a look at our newest post about our
      yarn choices
      Best wishes,

      Julia and the LoveKnitting team

  40. Jean says:

    Yes, I’m in and this will be my first sweater. Please send how-tos.

  41. Linda Smith says:

    I would like to participate in this knit-a-long. I just love this pattern! Linda

  42. Lyn Dainty says:

    I haven’t done any knitting for years but have the urge to start again. Really like the pattern and it sounds fun to be part of a knit-a-long. Is there lots of help?

  43. Lesley Dainton says:

    Would like to join in.

  44. Carole-Jayne says:

    I would love to join this KAL – I’ve done CALs and QALs but never a KAL – and I have never knit from the top down (or the toe up for that matter )
    Count me in from Nova Scotia Canada

  45. Kathleen says:

    I have never made a sweater, I have basic knitting skills. I downloaded the pattern but am already confused on Row 1. Will there be help available as we KAL?

  46. Kim says:

    I’m in!. I just ordered the yarn. I’m very excited to start. This will be my first sweater. 🙂 But I’m having trouble getting the pattern to go into the shopping basket. I will keep trying.

  47. Joanna says:

    When does the KAL commence?

  48. Maggie says:

    Looking forward to making this jumper. I’ve had my eye on the pattern for ages, so the KAL has given me the trigger to start. Please count me in!

  49. Savannagal says:

    Super cute sweater. I don’t use FB, Twitter or Instagram. So will watch from the sidelines.

  50. Jools Thompson says:

    I would love to join this knitalong – please count me in … hope I’m not too late to join in?

  51. Andrea Bolton says:

    This would be encouragement to actually knit and finish a garment! Also like the fact it’s knitted in one piece. I hate joining and sewing up!

  52. caroline says:

    Hello

    I was just wondering how I could get hold of the pattern for the jumper?

    Thank you x

  53. Jannie says:

    Love the pictures of this Kal. Is it a paid pattern?

  54. Ingrid Johnson says:

    I know I have found you a little late, but would love to join in if I still can. Thanks

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