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Voting is now open! Help Pick our SPRING Knit-Along Project!

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It's that time of year again! Come knit-along with us as we make one of the garments below. First, meet your Spring KAL leader, Kristy Glass (who's wearing the Granny Raglan Pullover, which she mentions in her introduction video below):

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So let's get started! FIRST you have to help us pick the pattern! Learn more about each of the patterns by clicking on their photos/names below and then come back to cast your vote. They're all so good, we predict a very tight race!

Votes must be cast by 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time, March 22nd, 2015. You must use the voting tool below to vote; comments here on the blog do NOT count as votes.

Mitered Shawl Textured Topper Shimmer Nights Slip Stitch Cardigan Glamour Jacket


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This knit-along is a virtual event, where all the participants make the same project together. Follow along with knit-along host Kristy Glass here on the blog and share your comments and photos. There's no need to sign up, and it's free to join! (New to knit-alongs? Check out our guide here.)

Remember, the winning pattern will be announced the week of Monday, March 23rd 2015 here on the blog and at that time we'll also give you details on picking up your supplies and getting started on the project!


Votes must be cast by 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time, March 22nd, 2015. You must use the voting tool above to vote; comments here on the blog do NOT count as votes.

Crocheters, look out for a crochet-along later this year, here on the Lion Brand Notebook.

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  • https://www.facebook.com/MusicAllDayMAD Aldo Jr. (Vedder)

    The Glamour Jacket is my favorite. ;)

  • Stephanie

    Yay I have been waiting a long time for this to happen!! Glamour Jacket is my pick.

  • Grand Marmie

    I love the glamour jacket too. I would love to be able to knit this along with you. I don't know if I can, but I'm sure willing to try!! Yay for Kristy Glass! So excited to have the chance to work with her!

  • Denise Daquila

    I'm in for whichever one is chosen!! Can't wait to KAL !!!

  • Kathi Garbell

    The Glamour Jacket is my vote!

  • Karen

    I love the Glamour Jacket! I only wish I knew how to knit. Hopefully soon I will put down my crochet hook and pick up a needle.

  • Karen

    I hate to be, that person, but I really do not like any of the options. I love the Lion Brand knit-along, and was looking forward to participating again. Sadly, I'll have to sit this one out.

  • flutegal

    I love the Glamour jacket! I also love the mitered shawl but I'm not sure if I would wear it. The Glamour jacket is something I could wear to work, or wherever :-) Where do I subscribe to follow along? I follow Lion Brand on facebook.

  • http://elizabethcole.pro/ kentuckyliz

    Mitered shawl! So pretty.

  • Hchymoonpie

    At first I thought the glamour jacket was the #1 but after looking at the pattern and zooming into the picture, I'm concerned that it will be an over loose sloppy result. Therefore, I'm going with the textured topper, which also looks like it has huge potential to be adjusted in length to fit a variety of torso lengths as well as uses. Textured topper for me!

  • Danielle

    Although the mitered shawl would be more fun to make, I have no use for shawls, but I would totally wear the Glamour Jacket all the time - comments like "did you buy that at Macy's???" await for the knitter who wears it.

  • Margaret

    I agree with Karen and don't really care for any of the selections. All have something going for it but none really cut it entirely. The mitered effect is great but who wears shawls anymore. The textured topper just looks sloppy and not finished. The Slip Stitch cardigan looks wonderful and I guess it would be easy to lengthen the sleeves (not a fan of short sleeves in knitting) but can't see changing the pattern in a KAL. The Glamour Jacket was pretty great until I saw the back with the tails - that just turned me off. So, like Karen, I check again next time. Thanks

  • Carol Zettlemoyer

    Why are all of your patterns in dark colors? They all look like winter attire - hats, sweaters, scarves and such. People usually don't wear these in spring/summer. How about some light, lacy patterns for a change?

  • Jean

    I agree with some of the others - there are parts I like in each of the patterns but none of the patterns works for me. Will take a look at some other patterns and watch for next time.

  • scot_belle

    I like all of these, but.....I am leaning toward the Textured Topper. It is a classic design and looks to also be very comfortable to wear.

  • Nancy Chase Taylor

    I like the jackets and cardigan, but looking at the patterns, none will fit me. I'm a big gal, and the sizes are all too small, so there's no point in joining the KAL if I can't make something for me. Besides, I like the mitered shawl. The colors are beautiful and would be fun to work with, and it's a one size fits all from petite to plus size. That's a pattern I could really get into knitting -- a fun challenge (mitered squares) and bright colors.

  • Kate

    I definitely love the Glamour Jacket! The others didn't really interest me. I need something a little bit dressier. The shape looks very figure flattering, too!

  • pat

    I cast my vote for the Textured Topper. It looks so cozy and kinda Zen.

  • Reneey

    I voted for the Glamour Jacket before I saw the back. I don't like the tails and none of the other choices
    appealed to me so I will pass this time.

  • Barbara Anderson Bruneau

    The knitting challenge of the Glamour Jacket would be interesting, but the one I would wear the most is the Textured Topper. I might play with the sleeve length and body length, but the overall look is fun and casual.

  • Amanda Hesketh

    Got to be the textured topper!! It looks so snuggly!

  • WendysYarnBasket

    I bought the yarn and downloaded the pattern for the Textured Topper several years ago. If it is the KAL chosen I'd be thrilled to finally make it, enjoying the process with others.

  • Tonya

    I don't care at all for the other 3 but I am in love with the Glamour Jacket!!
    Does anyone know if it would be difficult to make it straight across in the back like it is in the front?
    I think that I'd like that better and I've seen that several other commenters seem to feel the same way- wanting to get rid of the tails.

  • Knitting fiend

    Hello!?!.. GLAMOUR JACKET!

  • Lapaloma

    I too, would choose the Glamour Jacket, but don't like the "V" shape in the back. Would vote for it if there was a modification to create a straight back bottom edge (like the front).

  • Vicki

    The Mitered Shawl got my vote! :)

  • Jackie Yamato

    Love the swallowtail on the Glamour Jacket!
    I want to play psychic: Since Kristy was all up about stash-busting in the video, I predict she wants the Mitred Shawl. (my 2nd choice!)

  • Lori

    So, it looks like my fave isn't even mentioned in this discussion at all! The Shimmer Nights Slip Stitch cardigan has pockets and everything!!! Of course I would make it with long sleeves (easy peasey to do) because my arms would be cold! Short sleeves on a knit garment for me is like my body is ready for cooler weather and my arms are ready for warmer weather :)

  • Janis Sumner Ouzts

    Love the glamour jacket, that's my vote!

  • Dee Dee

    I was drawn to the Glamor jacket, but as others have stated, after looking at the construction a bit closer I realized that it would probably look wonky after wearing it for awhile. Soooo, the textured kimono style jacket seems the MOST versatile and might just become a fav. Think about it, you can wear a turtleneck under it, a light long sleeved shirt, a tank top, or ... How good is that? And now, drum roll please, to pick out the yarn and colors!!!

  • Sharon Andersen

    I'd love to join....not too sure how this works tho....

  • Jane

    The Mitered Shawl looks fabulous when I zoom in on the stitches. I'll be making this one for my prayer shawl group whether it wins the contest or not.