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Midwest Machine Knitters' Collaborative

April 2024 Knit-Along

Kidoodles Cardigan
By Sandra Dominiak

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Project description 

Our Spring KAL is a classic drop shoulder cardigan with knit inline bands, complete with buttonholes.  The pattern is available to purchase (via pdf download) at countryknittingofmaine.com. The cost for download is $10. The Textile Center Library has three copies of the pattern booklet available for checkout. 

 

The pattern is written to accommodate a size range of child size 2 all the way up to an adult 46. 

Meeting Information 

 

This Knit Along project is scheduled for the month of April, as well as the first 2 weeks of May.. Our weekly assistance meetings will be held Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm CDT via Zoom. Our reveal will be done at the May 14th MMKC meeting.

Prior to the first meeting, please gather the pattern and review the requirements. 

All members are invited to attend these project sessions.  All meetings will be held via Zoom.  The MMKC standard Zoom ID and password will be used to gain access.

Knit-A-Long Dates

Thursday, April 4, 2024, 6:30pm CDT

Thursday, April 11, 2024, 6:30pm CDT

Thursday, April 18, 2024, 6:30 pm CDT

Thursday, April 25, 2024, 6:30pm CDT

Thursday, May 2, 2024, 6:30pm CDT

Thursday, May 9, 2024, 6:30pm CDT

Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 7 pm CST  is the reveal at our monthly meeting of MMKC


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Meeting ID: 878 0627 8288
Passcode: mmkcknit

Machine Requirement 

This pattern is designed for a machine with a ribber.  It can be made without one, but every row of the button bands will need to be reformed. 

Yarn 

The stitch and row gauge for this pattern is 28 stitches and 36 rows over 4"/10cm (or 7 stitches /1" and 9 rows/1").

 

Suggested yarns are: 2 ply, fingering, sock, baby, and some sport weight yarns. 

 

Yardage requirements can be found within the pattern for your selected size.  

 

Suggested yarn names listed are:  Diamante, Trenzi, which are currently available. 

 

Discontinued yarns which maybe in your stash:  Symphony, Serenade, Trenzado. 

 

If you choose to make buttonholes, purchase buttons to complete your sweater.  In testing this sweater, 7/8 inch buttons is the maximum size possible, with the Kidoodles buttonhole instruction. 

Additional Suggested Tools and/or Resources

 

• Jane's swatch instruction and her row tracking sheets available on the MMKC website.

• Swatches of both the stockinette and ribbing completed and laundered, prepared for measuring.

• Instruction on Kitchener stitch.

• Small weights for your machine.

• Cast on combs (optional)

 

Participation 

All members are welcome to join in the project! For those planning to participate, please contact Cindy  Erickson, prior to the first meeting at cerickinmn@gmail.com

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