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Northern Vest & Cowl KAL: February/March 2024

Welcome to the Blue Sky Fibers Northern Vest & Cowl Knit Along!

The Northern Vest & Cowl is a two-piece project that can be worn together or separately! Cozy and full of cables, these beauties are designed using Woolstok North - a super bulky, single ply 100% Fine Highland Wool - so they will work up quickly and provide a cozy warmth that is surprising light on the body! Both the vest and cowl patterns are written for sizes XS to 5X.

This is a great project for intermediate knitters, but if you're an adventurous beginner and want to give it a go - we're here for you! Either piece would be a fantastic, smaller project and lesson in cables!


The pattern is part of the Blue Sky Fibers Autumn/Winter 2023 Collection and can be found on the Blue Sky Fibers website as well as on Ravelry. The pattern includes instructions for both the vest and cowl in sizes XS-5X.

Northern Vest & Cowl Set


We have lots of Woolstok North in stock and ready to squish in store or ship your way. With 12 gorgeous colors to choose from, it may be hard to pick just one! All the colors are complementary, so maybe you do the vest in one color and the cowl in another? So many possibilities!

Northern Vest from Blue Sky Fibers in Woolstok North

In addition to your yarn, you will need a US Size 13 (9mm)* circular knitting needle with at least a 24" cable, a US Size 15 (10mm)* circular knitting needle with at least a 24" cable, a spare needle for a three-needle bind off (vest only), stitch holders or waste yarn (vest only), three 1 3/8 inch buttons (vest only), a cable needlestitch markers (locking style for vest only), and a tapestry needle.

*Needle size may vary depending on your personal gauge.


The KAL for the Northern Vest & Cowl will begin February 14th and run through March 31st. 

Northern Vest & Cowl Set from Blue Sky Fibers in Woolstok North


Join in or follow all the activity on Instagram and Facebook! Blue Sky Fibers will have a thread on their Friends of Blue Sky Fibers Ravelry page throughout the KAL. We will also chat in our private MFY Make Along Facebook group along with our check in posts and sharing your progress photos. Additionally, you are always welcome to come knit with us at Community Night on Thursdays from 6-8pm!


If you want to participate but have never cabled or done a project like this, consider signing up for a Knitting BYOP bundle!

Northern Vest from Blue Sky Fibers in Woolstok North


We also have video tutorials available with tips and tricks to help you work through your project. Below are some we think will be particularly helpful for this pattern!


The Northern Vest & Cowl were designed by Bobbi IntVeld. Bobbi has designed dozens of patterns for Blue Sky Fibers and all of them are absolutely stunning. You can find Bobbi's patterns on BlueSkyFibers.com and Ravelry.

Follow Bobbi on Instagram - @bobbijknits.

Northern Cowl from Blue Sky Fibers in Woolstok North

As you work on your project, we would love if you share your progress by tagging us on Instagram and/or Facebook @michiganfineyarns and using our project hashtags #michiganfineyarns #MFYkal. You can also join us during Community Nights (Thursday from 6-8pm) and knit with fellow makers!

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