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Winter Wrap-Up KAL

Let's end 2016 with a super fun knit that's a little bit selfish, but definitely needed this time of year! Inspired by The Knitmore Girls' Grinch-A-Long, I felt that this was the absolute best way to finish out the year (and get us ready for the chilly January weather come New Year's Day).

We will be knitting my new Zia Hoodie from Knitpick's latest collection: Garter Ridge. "Zia is the dressed-up version of your favorite sweatshirt hoodie. Structured enough for the office, while the all-over garter stitch keeps it cozy and comfortable enough for the weekend. It's knit in pieces and connected as you go to provide shape, ease of assembly and to minimize purling. The large shawl collar and hood are made with short-rows to provide interest while knitting and contrast details in the finished sweater."

Sizes available fit bust measurments: 34" (38", 42", 46", 50", 54", 58", 62", 66") with 4" of positive ease written into the pattern. If you would like to make your own kit, you'll need 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 11, 12, 12, 13) hanks of Knitpicks' Preciosa Tonal Worsted Yarn.

I'm working on a 3-color version so let me know if you need help selecting colors or if you have any questions on alterations. If you want to do a bright & cheery multi-colored striped version, you could use one or two of Knitpicks' Preciosa sampler packs (Cosmos Bouquet Sampler / Dress Up Sampler) to save 25% on the yarn, too.

This is a really fun, squishy project and I can't wait to see everyone's creations! Join everyone over in the YumiYarnies Ravelry group to find out the prizes, join in the discussion, and share your beautiful handiwork! The KAL started on Nov 1 and will run until Dec 31, 2016. (We may extend it to Jan 31, 2017 if people need a bit longer to finish their sweaters.) Shaina ^_^

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