Bring it on!

The 4th Annual 4 Day KAL

Meet the Soundtrack Pullover!

This circular yoke pullover was designed with a unisex fit and finished measurements of 32 in – 64 in/80-160 cm (chest/bust).

Find the pattern on my website here.

Find the pattern on Ravelry here

This pattern recommends a DK or light worsted weight wool, knit to a gauge of 21 st in 4 in/10 cm on a US Size 5/3.75mm needle in stockinette stitch, blocked. Many local yarn shops and yarn sellers are participating in the 4 Day KAL and will have yarn and color recommendations to inspire you. 

Yardage

Main Color: 900 (1000, 1100, 1188, 1283, 1360, 1442, 1528, 1620) yards/ 823 (914, 1005, 1086, 1173, 1243, 1318, 1397, 1481) meters
Contrast Color: 175 (187, 200, 212, 229, 243, 257, 273, 289) yards/ 160 (171, 183, 194, 209, 222, 235, 249, 264) meters

Note: Yardage may vary depending on your yarn selection – if in doubt, please order an extra skein.

2020 Timeline of Events

May 28th – Pattern preorder launches (including yarn, gauge, swatching, and theme details)

July 1st  Official pattern lands

July 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th — Prize drawings for 4 Day KAL participants!

July 4th – Cast-On Day!

July 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th – Weekly Live Chats with Marie in the Olive Knits Student Lounge Facebook group.

August 1st – End of the official knitalong

Where to Participate

  • The Olive Knits Student Lounge private Facebook community. Click here to join.
  • Your Local Yarn Shop (if they aren’t already on the list, feel free to invite them to join us)
  • Create your own knitalong group with friends!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How did the 4 day KAL come about? It started in 2017 with a personal challenge to knit a sweater over a 4 day weekend. The result? A finished sweater, and an intrigued community who asked for a chance to try the idea for themselves. The 4 Day KAL was born.
  • How does a 4 day KAL work? Whether you’re participating with us in the Olive Knits Student Lounge on Facebook, or with your yarn shop, guild or friend group, all you really have to do is buy the pattern and knit along with us at the pace that feels right to you. The official KAL timeline and details will all be provided in the preorder packet download, which will be available on Ravelry and here at OliveKnits.com on May 28th, 2020.
  • Do I have to knit it in 4 days? Nope. The purpose of the knitalong is three-fold:
    1) Have fun and make new friends,
    2) Enjoy a personal challenge,
    3) Knit a sweater more quickly than you thought you could.
    That’s it. Whether it takes you 4 days, 4 weeks or 4 months (hopefully not 4 years), the goal is to keep going and have loads of friends to cheer you on along the way. This knitalong is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced, and you’re going to love the support, encouragement and friendship along the way.
  • Is there a Soundtrack of music? Yes! We will be posting one song a day to the Olive Knits Student Lounge, but if you want it all now, get the Spotify Playlist here. (The music playlist is also included with your pattern download.)

Participating Yarn Sellers

Name of ShopCityState
3 Kittens Needle Arts
Mendota HeightsMN
614 Knit StudioColumbusOH
A Likely YarnAbingdonVA
A Needle Runs Through ItOnlineOnline
A Tangled Yarn ShopDenverNC
Amanda Hope YarnOnlineOnline
Amazing ThreadsMaple GroveMN
Around the Table YarnsShaker HeightsOH
Baa Baa SheepNorfolkVA
Back Porch QuiltsLivingstonMT
Big Foot FibersOnlineOnline
Blue Heron KnittingDecorahIA
Cameo YarnsOnlineOnline
Cheers To Ewe!HuntersvilleNC
Chelsea YarnsRed BankNJ
CoffeeTree BooksMoreheadKY
Crafty Lady TrioMacombMI
Cream City YarnBrookfieldWI
Dances with WoolMidlothianVA
Despondent DyesOnlineOnline
Dixie KnitsPensacolaFL
DMarie Knit and FiberPrairie du SacWI
DMH Fiber & YarnDallasTX
Do Ewe KnitFanwoodNJ
Elgin KnitworksElginIL
EntwinedMcMinnvilleOR
Euphoria KnitsOnlineOnline
Fancy Work Yarn ShopBendOR
Fiber & Fusion StudioVandaliaOH
Fiber BasketMinotND
Fillory YarnSan JoseCA
Flying FibersLandisvillePA
Frostburg Fiber DepotFrostburgMD
Great YarnsRaleighNC
Hands On Knitting CenterRedlandsCA
Harps & Thistles Yarn EmporiumCuyahoga FallsOH
Harriet & AliceEDINAMN
Hazel KnitsSeattleWA
Hearts On FiberDavidsonNC
Hook a Frog Fiber & FunMadisonAL
Infinite YarnsFarmingdaleNY
Isabelle’s Parlour – A Yarn BoutiqueWickenburgAZ
Jems Luxe FibersVicksburgMS
Just YarninSt. GermainWI
Kid Ewe KnotBridgevillePA
KnitRoslynNY
Knit KnookMorehead CityNC
Knit LocallyGaithersburgMD
Knit One Purl OneRockfordIL
KnitiqueElk GroveCA
Knits & PiecesAnnapolisMD
Knitted WitOnlineOnline
Knitting BRichmondVA
Knitting Cove and Yarn ShopPort JeffersonNY
Knot Another HatHood RiverOR
Lancaster Yarn ShopIntercoursePA
Laughing Sheep YarnsCharlottesvilleVA
Little Yarn ShoppeSaginawMI
LoLoDidIt YarnsOnlineOnline
Makers MercantileKentWA
MC Walker YarnsMillvalePA
Michigan Fiber StudioGrand RapidsMI
Miss BabsOnlineOnline
Mont TricotSuttonQuebec
Needles in the HaymarketHaymarketVA
New England YarnSouthingtonCT
Northfield YarnNorthfieldMN
Palmetto Yarn ShoppeCampobelloSC
Piney Creek YarnCentennialCO
Pioneer Yarn CoMindenNV
Quixotic FibersWhitesboroTX
Red Fox YarnsViennaVA
Rising Tide Fiber Co.OnlineOnline
River City YarnsEdmontonAlberta
Rumpelstiltskin YarnSacramentoCA
Scratch Supply CoLebanonNH
Sew Happy JaneOnlineOnline
Silk Road TextilesCincinnatiOH
Skacel CollectionOnlineOnline
Spinning YarnsDoverNH
Starstruck Cat Yarn StudioGreenwoodIN
Stash CharlotteCharlotteNC
Stitch CentralHuntingdon ValleyPA
String TheoryGlen EllynIL
Sue2Knits and YarnMcGregorOntario
Sun Valley YarnsOnlineOnline
YarnEurekaCA
SweetGeorgia YarnsVancouverBC
The Black Sheep Yarn & FiberNoblesvilleIN
The Blue PurlMadisonNJ
The Elegant EweConcordNH
The Fiber GallerySeattleWA
The Knitters NestClarkstonMI
The Knitting PlaceWashingtonNY
The Royal Bee Yarn CompanyPacificaCA
The Salty Sheep Yarn ShopSwansboroNC
The Sated SheepDripping SpringsTX
The Sock PeddlersLakewoodWA
The Tinsmith’s WifeComfortTX
The Yarn ClubVirginia BeachVA
The Yarn MavenSmyrnaDE
The Yarn UndergroundMoscowID
Threadbender Yarn ShopGrandvilleMI
Three Irish Girls YarnOnlineOnline
Treasure Goddess YarnOnlineOnline
Urban Girl YarnsOnlineOnline
Village Yarn Co.ZionsvilleIN
Wasatch & WoolPark CityUT
West 7th WoolFort WorthTX
Wild KnitsSalemOR
Wildfiber StudioSanta MonicaCA
WoolbearersMt. HollyNJ
Yarn & HoneyGreat FallsMT
Yarn BarBillingsMT
Yarn CloudOccoquanVA
Yarn FolkEllensburgWA
Yarn KandyLittle RockAR
Yarn MattersWilliamsburgVA
Yarn on YoureeShreveportLA
Yarn RefugeRenoNV
YarnologyWinonaMN
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