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Wolf River KAL: The Final Results

Our January knit-along has come to a close and we wanted to thank everybody who participated! Around this time every year, we have all the feelings of excitement and sadness as we wear our new sweaters and say goodbye to another years KAL. All of the local people who came to our cast off party last week had some very beautiful finished (and almost) finished sweaters and, as always, we were overwhelmed by all of the talented knitters that joined us across the country and the globe. Let's take a look at some of the lovely sweaters that were born in this year's #fancykal!

Jaime's Wolf River Pullover

Name: Jaime 
Pattern: Wolf River pullover Melissa Schaschwary
Yarn: I used Jill Draper Empire in Barn
Size made: Small (37")

Was this your first sweater? This was not my first sweater, but it is my first time working with Empire and I love it. These mega-hanks are hand-dyed, but since it is one large skein (over 1200 yards!) there is no need to alternate skeins in your sweater to account for variations in dye. The US Rambouillet wool is tightly twisted and plied for a super-durable sweater and lovely stitch definition. I love it!

What is the next project you are working on? I've joined another KAL! I'm making Piece of Silver by Veera Välimäki from Laine Magazine.  I'm using Tosh Merino Light in Birch. You can follow my progress on Instagram and by using the hashtag #pieceofsilverkal.

Amber's Wolf River Pullover

Name: Amber 
Pattern: Wolf River pullover Melissa Schaschwary
Yarn: The Fibre Co. Arranmore in Finian
Size made: Small (37")
Modifications: I altered the back neck to be a little higher and shortened the sleeves about 1.5".

Was this your first sweater? No, I've made so many because I love knitting sweaters!

What is the next project you are working on? After I finished this sweater I whipped up the Omemee hat in Lopi and already finished it. I am halfway through a Georgetown Cardigan in Woolfolk Far, so I'm excited to get back to that project now.

 Mary's Wolf River Pullover

Name: Mary
Pattern: Wolf River pullover Melissa Schaschwary
Yarn: Woolfolk Tov in Denim Blue 7
Modifications: 3/4 Sleeves

Was this your first sweater? No

What is the next project you are working on? A colorful shawl in Hey Lady Hey yarn

 Caitlin's Wolf River Sweater

Name: Caitlin 
Pattern: Wolf River pullover Melissa Schaschwary
Yarn: Cascade Eco Wool in Beige Twist
Modifications: Knit in the round with a split hem - Short rows in the back neckline - 3/4 Sleeves

Was this your first sweater? Nope!

What is the next project you are working on? A Boo Knits lace shawl with beads

Betsy's Wolf River Pullover

Name:  Betsy
Pattern: Wolf River pullover Melissa Schaschwary
Yarn: Cascade Eco Wool+
Modifications: Added 3 pattern sets to the length

Was this your first sweater? No!

What is the next project you are working on? One of the eight projects I currently have in progress!

Melanie's Wolf River Sweater

Name:  Melanie
Pattern: Wolf River pullover Melissa Schaschwary
Yarn: Cascade Longwood
Modifications: Worked in the round - Added 2 pattern repeats to the body for a longer fit - Overdyed blue yarn with brown for a darker color - Added length to the sleeves

Was this your first sweater? No

What is the next project you are working on? A tiny unicorn backpack for a raven giraffe.

Isable's Wolf River Pullover

Name:  Isabel
Pattern: Wolf River pullover Melissa Schaschwary
Yarn: Quince & Co Osprey in Belize
Modifications: Knit in the round

Was this your first sweater? Nope

What is the next project you are working on? A pair of socks for me, finish a cardigan for my husband, finish a sweater for me, and a beret for my mom

Alsn's Wolf River Sweater

Name:  Alsn
Pattern: Wolf River pullover Melissa Schaschwary
Yarn: The Fibre Co. Arranmore in Odhran
Modifications: Knit in the round - Did front and back tunic "tabs"

Was this your first sweater? Nope. This is my 4th #fancykal

What is the next project you are working on? Boo Knits Snow Angel Lace Shawl (because after bulky yarn, I need lace)

Wolf River Pullover Group Picture

Thanks ladies for your participation and for sharing your sweaters with the world!

It is also time to announce the winners of our two Instagram competitions! First up is our Best In-Progress Photo......

Best In-Progress Photo Winner

...and the winner is @fieldwonderful!

All of Allison's In-Progress Shots

We also wanted you to see ALL of her beautiful in-progress shots too! Thanks so much for sharing, Allison!

Wolf River In-Progress Runner Ups

Here are few other honorable mention in-progress photos that we just have to share with you!

And now, the grand prize winner for Best Finished Sweater Photo goes to....

Best Finished Sweater Photo Winner

... @acjarret! Thank you for knitting with us, Andrea!

And a few more finished sweater photo runner-ups for your viewing pleasure!

Best Finished Sweater Photo Runner-Ups

We hope you all enjoyed knitting Wolf River as much as we did! See you in a year for the next #fancykal!

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