Everybody’s favorite 28-day dash is back: our annual effort to knit an entire sweater during the shortest month of the year.
Bang Out a Sweater? You bet. And this year, the sweater is already a huge favorite. Mary Jane Mucklestone’s Daytripper Cardigan.
It is the star of Field Guide No. 17: Lopi.
Did you miss the KAL Kickoff Zoom party Feb 1st? Here is the recording to watch at your lesiure: Bang out a Daytripper 2-1-2022.mp4 on Vimeo
We also Zoomed on February 15th: Daytripper Zoom 21522 on Vimeo
Zoom party from February 22nd with MJM: Bang Out a Daytripper Steek Zoom-2-22-22.mp4 on Vimeo
Get the pattern. Many of you already have Field Guide No. 17: Lopi , so you’re already halfway there. If you need the pattern, you’ll find it here, in print and ebook editions.
Get yarn. We suggest that you’ll want to get Léttlopi yarn for this sweater, given the way Mary Jane has designed the gauge to work on larger needles than typical. All yarns are welcome, as with all our knitalongs. But we think this pairing of pattern and yarn is ideal. Kay and I have both knit one of these babies; we’re back for more.
Want to see 117 color ideas? Ravelers have posted all kinds of combinations.
Want to get out your colored pencils? Jen Geigley’s blank Daytripper templates let you try out color combinations. Find the downloadable PDF links in this post from Kay.
Get a prize. We’ll randomly be doling out prizes to knitters who post their progress in the Lounge and on Instagram tagging pics #BangOutADaytripper.
Get ready! We’ll have a cast-on Zoom party on Tuesday, February 1. Sign up here to receive the Zoom link on the 1st. We are on PINS AND NEEDLES with anticipation, y’all. We can’t wait to do this with you.
Some information to help you get started:
If you are interested in adapting the pattern to be a pullover, we’d recommend checking out MJM’s Stopover Pullover here (Ravelry link)
Wondering about Lopi? Read our yarn expert, Jillian Moreno’s review here: Yarn Detective: Léttlopi Love - Modern Daily Knitting
Read some tips and tricks from Cristina’s Daytripper here: By the Bujo: Daytripper Cardigan - Modern Daily Knitting
Ann also has some tips for knitting: Daytripper: 4 Things I’ve Noticed - Modern Daily Knitting
And let’s not forget Kay who timed herself knitting one: Daytripper Cardigan: Timed Trial - Modern Daily Knitting and On the Clock: The Daytripper Cardigan - Modern Daily Knitting
Here are Ann’s tricks to the button band and steek: Daytripper Cardigan: Steek and Button Band Tips - Modern Daily Knitting
And here is Ann selecting her buttons and the finished cardigan: Daytripper Cardigan: Button Time! - Modern Daily Knitting
Check back regularly as we update this post with new links to tips and tricks! Happy Knitting!