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The Newbie & The Knitter: A Knitalong

Holy Hannah Banana, kids, am I ever excited!! As you may know, I have recently started knitting and I am in heaven! There is something so relaxing about the click of the needles, the swish of the yarn, and the instant gratification of seeing your work unfold before your eyes. I am really enjoying having a portable hobby, as I was able to knit on the beach last weekend.

I have long admired hand-knitted garments and my spectacular Knitting Queens have knit me several. After almost a year of drooling over Kim Hargreaves, Stephanie Japel, and Jordana Paige, I decided to take the proverbial bull by the horns and dive in!

Cadence Pullover / (c) Jordana Paige

Imagine my delight to receive so much helpful advice from knitters around the globe, especially Kristen who emailed me a wonderful idea: a knitalong! I had been wanting to work up to knitting a jumper and the lovely Kristen told me she thought I was already ready to take the plunge! (Talk about a confidence booster!)

We wanted to have as many people join as possible, which is one of the reasons why we chose this beautiful pattern: Cadence by Jordana Paige.

Cadence Pullover / (c) Jordana Paige

Isn’t it just gorgeous?! I love the wide neckline and the beautiful details. It’s knitted from the top down in one piece in lovely aran weight yarn – perfect for the upcoming cool weather. It’s also available FREE from Knitty.

While Cadence isn’t precisely a beginner pattern, I am confident that with Kristen’s expert help I can definitely knit this. I do have yarn already chosen, but I’m not going to share it quite yet. Kristen will be discussing everything from choosing yarn, to knitting a gauge swatch, sizing, finishing and the like, plus addressing any questions (frustrations – LOL!) we may encounter along the way. I’ll be posting my progress and questions here; some in writing and some on video, depending on how well I can explain them.

We would love to have you knit along with us, regardless of skill level! This summer was all about Sorbetto for me, and I’m hoping to populate the knitting community with Cadence this fall! Feel free to paste the knitalong button (designed by the clever Kristen) on your blog and get your needles ready for September!