Thursday, June 30, 2022


We are going to have a KAL - Isabell Kraemer’s Elah. You can purchase the pattern on Ravelry.

Elah is worked seamlessly from the top down. Fronts are worked in lace pattern, while the back is worked in Stockinette stitch. Knitting starts with the provisional cast on of the shoulders for the fronts (you will first work the right front, then the left front). Once the short row shaped shoulder slope is done, the front is worked flat to underarm. Shoulder stitches are picked up from the provisional CO of both front shoulders to work the back to the same length. At underarm both fronts and back are joined to work the body top down back and forth to the bottom hem. As the front ribbing is built in, there is no finishing required. Sleeve stitches are picked up around the arm openings to work the sleeves in Stockinette stitch top down in rounds to the cuffs.
📷 © Isabell Kraemer

Deidre knit a sample for the store in Le Lambswool from Biches & Buches. Lynn is away so I put the cardigan on a mannequin. I’ll take better pictures next week.

The cardigan in Le Lambswool is surprising lightweight. 

Our sample is the third size and was knit with 7 balls of Soft Blue Green.

Deidre knit the cardigan in just over 3 weeks. 

I am using Kathmandu Aran for my cardigan. It came to Chicago with me but it didn’t come out of my suitcase. There wasn’t time to knit.

Lynn is knitting her cardigan in Le Lambswool. She raves about the pattern and how well it is written.
Both fronts are finished. The provisional cast on has been taken out and the stitches are picked up to knit down the back. When you get to the desired length the fronts and backs are joined and you knit back and forth on all the stitches. There are no side seams to sew,

Lynn is at the cottage for a week so she should come back with much more knit.

Here are the guidelines. We will send each person who qualifies a 20% off coupon code for a future purchase when their cardigan is finished.

  1. Yarn to be purchased at the Needle Emporium. Some people have already purchased their yarn. Any purchase after May 1, 2022 qualifies. If you ordered online then we have you in the system. If you purchase in the store, please make sure that we take your email address.
  2. Wear your finished cardigan into the store for pictures. We will post these on the blog.
  3. If you live out of town, please have someone take pictures of you in your cardigan for us to post. 
  4. We are going to start a hashtag on Instagram for you to post your progress #needleemporiumelahkal
  5. The KAL will end on October 31, 2022.
Yarn Suggestions
Universal Deluxe Worsted Tweed Superwash - we will have more stock and new colours in a few weeks.


Adrienne said...

I am in for the KAL! I’ve been wanting to try an Isabell Kraemer pattern, and this is the perfect push I needed. Can’t wait to pop in and choose some yarn.

Lois Evensen said...

What a gorgeous project! I love the pattern and the gray yarn is beautiful.