Field Guide 22: Grace Knitalong!

Hello knitters,

Our knitalong for Joji’s Field Guide 22: Grace is about to begin! We’re so excited to start working on our projects. This is where we can gather to share progress, photos, tips, ask questions, and knit together virtually.

Don’t have your Field Guide 22 yet? You can find it here

Find all things Grace in our one-stop shop here

Join us as we kick off the Knitalong on October 10th at 5pm Eastern by signing up here. You’ll get the Zoom link emailed to you the morning of. We are going to be giving door prizes throughout this event, so be sure to attend. We won’t be doing a recording of this event, so you’ll want to be there for the fun.

Happy knitting!

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My package literally just arrived!! I haven’t even gone to the door to pick it up yet. Probably going to pre-game this one a little bit.

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Started swatching the Atlas – surprisingly light, Skyline stunning color. Wow! I’ll be attempting Grace Note. This yarn would make yummy accessories too. Glad I took the Atlas leap!

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To entertain myself during a slogging work day, today I’ll be winding some Truffle Atlas for a Grace Notes pullover. Very excited. :slight_smile:

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I understand! Still swatching – it’s very a very lightweight but soft yarn…

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Hi there! I’m struck by the Grace Pullover… but I’m an beginner+ knitter with a little experience with cables. I’m wondering if a beginner could knit this pullover without too much cursing.
PS I’ve yet to learn how to read a chart. Laziness? Insecurity?

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Yea! I am knitting the Grace Gossamer. The yarn showed up yesterday and it is AMAZING! I have never swatched air before… that is what this is looking like!

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I have a question about the pattern, can anyone help? Starting with the section Right Front, we begin the Flat Left Cable on Short Row 8 and 9. Following that do we continue to knit the entire Flat Left Cable pattern, for rows 10 - 13 and keep knitting it through the Shape Neck section etc? There is no specific mention of the FLC pattern, it only says “work to marker, work to end” etc. Thanks anyone!

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Had the same question. I’m continuing the cable pattern that I started. Not sure if that is correct.

Gauge questions for Grace Note – gauge perfect with size 6 needles; however I am always tighter knitting in the round, so would I be ok with using size 5 needles for ‘smaller’ needle? Sweaters and sizing are not my friends.

Size 6 - 5 stitches/inch

Size 7 - 19 stitches per inch

(After blocking both). Suggestions? Thank you.

I will too and hopefully someone will confirm.

@elaine99 Work to end implies that you continue in the established pattern. It’s an abbreviated way of writing the entire pattern out again - and can be confusing.
@chris40luv Please use any (pairing of) needle(s) that create the most consistent fabric!

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Thank you Nell! I needed the reassurance.

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Hi everyone! I’m excited to join this knitalong, I’ve never been in one before! I’m making the Grace Notes sweater, which will be my second garment in Atlas. I love Atlas- it is incredibly light and soft. Just a dream to wear.

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I’m going to attempt the Grace Note sweater in Mouse (not a fan of those little creatures but I do like this color!). I have a little experience with Atlas as I made the Cushiest Cowl in brioche. Gauge wasn’t really an issue with that project but I’m worried about getting it with this sweater. I hate swatching and I never seem to get it right. Size 7 gives about 19 st in 4 inches and I like the feel of the fabric. I tried with size 6 needles and am not that much closer to gauge but the fabric feels a little stiffer than I like. Should I go with size 7 and hope for the best and try to be a little tighter with my tension?
I’m also doing the Beanie using the Suri Loft yarn. It is beautiful yarn but I had a difficult time winding it from the skein. I’m going for the size medium and hope I won’t find it too snug.

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Thank you. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Cables are super fun! They seem a bit intimidating at first, but they contain knit stitches ordered in a cool way. You will need a cable needle, but that makes it so easy. Try knitting a nice swatch (in Stockinette) and practice the cables. You can do this! Think of the new skills you can learn…and we will all support you. Welcome to MDK!

PS - charts are like macros compared to the written out instructions. They provide an ‘at a glance’ diagram or template that you can use to see pattern of stitches. Sort of like a roadmap you can use to see the pattern of the knitting. The first row of a chart is typically read right to left. There are tons of You Tube videos on charts and cables. Hope this helps.

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I am going to knit the Gossamer too- really looking forward to connecting with people who love knitting- this will be my first virtual KAL

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Thanks for your encouragement, I’ll give Grace Notes a try!