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2020 Cottongrass Jumper Knitalong

Announcing a new knitalong for a new decade! Every January we host a sweater KAL and we wanted to start out the new decade honoring that tradition. This year, we had our local craft night attendees vote on the pattern...and the winner is: Cottongrass Jumper by the Petite Knitter. 

Photo Credit to Ravelry boy and girl standing in a field with their backs facing camera.  Couple is holding hand showing their knitted sweaters.  The man is wearing a knitted hat with a black and white sweater and black pants.  The women has her dark brown hair to the side showing the back of her mustard yellow and white knitted sweater wearing medium grey tweed pants.
Photo Credit: Ravelry

We can’t wait to start knitting this beautiful colorwork sweater with you all. The Cottongrass Jumper is knit from the top down and features dk yarn. The Cottongrass jumper is unisex and has an inclusive size range of xs (31.25”) - 5xl (65”). We have chosen a few yarns that we think would be stunning knit up in this sweater.

Option 1 - Jaime’s Choice: Nightshades + Freia
Jaime will be knitting her Cottongrass in the beautiful black heather of US grown and milled Nightshades by Harrisville in the color Cinder. To contrast, she is going to try Freia flux sport to give an ombre effect in Purpleheart.

Yarn against sitting on a wooden surface against a whitewashed brick wall.  The yarn is Cottongrass in the beautiful black heather in the color Cinder with Freia flux yarn in an ombre effect in Purpleheart, sitting on top sideways to see the ombre colors.

Option 2 - Amber’s Choice: Echoview Ranger Merino
Amber has chosen the rosey brown color Redtail as her main color and the off-white Hedwid as her contrast.

White yarn and muted red yarn leaning against a white wash brick wall.

Option 3 - Kelbourne Woolens Scout: we are thrilled to finally be carrying Scout from Kelbourne Woolens. Scout is a sturdy, but soft Peruvian heathered wool yarn. The heathered shades give beautiful depth to your work. This classic, affordable yarn will create a long-lasting and gorgeous Cottongrass.

Option 4 - Brooklyn Tweed Arbor: Arbor is a highly twisted, US grown, milled and dyed wool yarn from Brooklyn Tweed. This yarn comes in a wide range of saturated and subtle colors that will satisfy every colorwork desire.

Here are the deets!

The Cottongrass KAL will go from January 21st to March 31st.

You can receive 15% off your yarn purchase for the KAL on the above four yarns: simply enter the code 2020KAL at checkout to receive your discount (in-store, just mention to the staff that your yarn is for our kal to receive the discount) Discount will be good through January 31st, 2020.

Cast on! We will be casting on our pullovers on January 21st. Local Denver folks can join us at Craft Night that evening from 6 - 9 pm for a special cast on party!

Knit! We’ll be knitting our sweaters together at Craft Night every Tuesday night for the duration of the KAL. If you’re not local, or even if you are please join us on...Instagram! Use the hashtags #cottongrassKAL and #fancytigercrafts on your Cottongrass pics so we can follow along with your progress virtually and for a chance to win a prize for:

1) Best In-Progress Photo - Gram your knittin’ anytime during the KAL for a chance to receive a $25 Fancy Tiger Crafts gift card. You can share as many progress pics as you like for more chances to win!  Make sure to hashtag #cottongrassKAL and #fancytigercrafts those are the hashtags we will be following to select the winners.

2) Best Finished Photo - Gram your finished Cottongrass Jumper by March 31st for a chance to receive a $50 Fancy Tiger Gift Card.

Finish! We plan to finish our sweaters by Tuesday, March 31st. We will have a Craft Night sweater celebration with treats and libations. Bring yourself and your pullover to Craft Night on the 31st for a high five, good times and a photoshoot so we can share your work here on the blog!

The winning pics and prizes will be announced and shared here on April 6th.

We have chosen a few yarns that we think would be stunning knit up in this sweater and are offering them for 15% off if you buy them before January 31st. We’ll be casting on January 21st so you have some time to start planning your project and join us. Check the blog for all the deets on Jaime and Amber’s choices, the suggested yarns and how to join and win prizes!

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