Knit-a-Long Questions and Information
Do you have questions about the Knit-a-Long? You're in the right place!
What is a KAL?
A KAL, or Knit-a-Long, is a virtual event where many people all knit the same pattern throughout a specified time. This KAL is a Mystery Dishcloth, meaning you will knit a dishcloth but will not know what it looks like until the end.
Can I join at any time, or do I have to wait for the beginning of the month?
You can purchase a subscription at any time, and you'll be immediately added to the correct email list. You'll start receiving the emails with the next KAL that applies to you.
How will I be charged?
When you purchase one of the paid subscription options, you'll be immediately charged the full amount. This will add you to the email list for the current month. Your subscription will then be charged at the end of every month for the next month. The subscription is an automatic recurring charge that will go to whatever payment method you chose at checkout.
For example, if you sign up on November 25th, you'll be charged the full amount which allows you to participate in December. Your next charge will be December 31st to participate in January.
Can I cancel?
If you sign up for Monthly Billing, you must pay for a total of two months before cancelling. You can cancel at any time after that.
If you sign up for Quarterly Billing, you can cancel at any time before your next billing cycle.
Will it always be a dishcloth pattern? Will it always be knit?
Yes, dishcloths are what I design. I haven’t branched out from that, but maybe someday. And yes, always a knitting pattern. I don’t design for crochet, sorry.
What if I already own the pattern you picked? Can I get a different one?
I’m sorry but I cannot keep track of all the patterns individual customers own. Part of the fun of a Mystery Knit-a-Long is the mystery. If you own a lot of my patterns, there may be a chance you end up with a repeat.
If you are more interested in making sure to get brand new patterns each month, I will suggest signing up for the Gold Subscription, where I will release a brand-new pattern each month as part.
Do you do Free Knit-a-Longs
No, I’m sorry. I did offer a free KAL during the pandemic, but I am no longer doing that. I occasionally will run free KALs through my Facebook group. No emails are sent out.
What size will the dishcloth be?
All my dishcloths finish to about 9 in. x 9 in. square. They all cast on 37 or 38 stitches and have between 55 and 57 rows.
What type of yarn should I use?
Ideally, you should use a solid-colored, worsted weight 100% cotton yarn, like Sugar ‘n Cream or something similar. If you are not planning on using the cloth as a dishcloth, then any worsted weight yarn will do.
What needle size will I need?
This depends upon if you are a tight or loose knitter. I recommend size 7 US needles. Go up or down a size if you are a tight or loose knitter.
If you use needles that are too small, the finished cloth may come out much smaller than you like and may be difficult to knit. Using needles that are too large will create a cloth that is loose and the design may be difficult to see.
What type of needles should I use?
This is an individual preference, but I use straight metal needles when knitting dishcloths with kitchen cotton. I find that the yarn is very ‘grabby’ and is difficult to slide on wooden needles.