Welcome to the Malabrigo Seeing Spots Vest Knit Along (KAL)!
Welcome to the Malabrigo Seeing Spots Vest Knit Along (KAL)! This lovely pattern was designed by Afifa Sayeed, and was hand selected for this KAL during Malabrigo's Open Call for designers.
The vest is worked seamlessly in the round from the bottom up, using two constrasting colors of Malabrigo Rios Solidos - your favorite worsted weight, 100% Superwash Merino Wool now available in solid colors! Finished sizes range from a 32" bust to 56".
We have 14 gorgeous colors of Rios Solidos in stock as well as 80+ colorways of stunning, variegated Rios. Find your perfect pairing or stop by and let us make a few suggestions! (Color image below is from Malabrigo and is not meant to reflect what Rios Solidos we have in stock.)
In addition to your yarn, you will need US 6 (4mm) and US 8 (5mm) circular knitting needles (or sizes needed to obtain gauge) with at least 32" cables, one stitch marker, a tapestry needle and scrap yarn or stitch holders.
This is a great project for intermediate knitters, but adventurous beginners should not be deterred! The techniques are all easy to learn with great transferable skills for future projects, and we have lots of tutorials to help you along the way!
Malabrigo will be selecting and awarding prizes and winners will be contacted by email or Instagram messages.
To be eligible for prizes you must have signed up on the Malabrigo website, be using at least one Solidos yarn and post during the KAL dates.
Use #malabrigokal when you're posting on social media!
Community: Malabrigo has both a Facebook group and Ravelry thread set up for trouble shooting and community connection!
Finally, for our local folks - or ambitious visitors! - we would love to see you during Community Stitching on Mondays 12-2pm; Thursdays 6-8pm; Fridays 12-2pm! Our instructors are also happy to set up Knitting BYOP bundle to help you navigate the pattern!
Tutorials: 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!
- Knit stitch and purl stitch
- Slip stitch with yarn in back
- Slip stitch with yarn in front
- Increase with yarn over
- Double central decrease (S2KP)
- Adding a new color
- Carrying non-working yarn
- Elastic bind off
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.