One of the things I loved about the Fog Along was that so many participants were able to stash dive and work with what they had on hand. No need to wait for shipping or carve out time to go shopping, unless you want to. For our new KAL, Diamond Smackdown, you can work the pattern in whatever yarn you have in your stash or indulge in a new weight and base you haven't tried!
The KAL will be running September 10th - October 10th! BUT! You can preorder the pattern now on Ravelry for 20% off. The initial download will offer insight into general yardage and needle size for various yarn weights, and your library will be automatically updated on September 10th with the full pattern.
Head over to The Violet Pie's Ravelry group where you can find the thread to sign up, update us on your progress, share pictures, etc! You can also find social media updates under #DSKAL. Another fun carry over from our past Fog Along is weekly Google Hangouts. It'll be happening every Thursday during the KAL from 7:30-8:00p Central. More details about that are over in Ravelry!
Diamond Smackdown is worked wholly in garter stitch (even the lace!) from wing point to wing point. You can work it in any weight you want, just begin the decreases once you've used up half of your yarn! The original piece was knit in a single skien of fingering, and below you'll see samples knit up in a variety of weights!
Of course, no KAL is complete without prizes! If you finish by October 10th, you'll be eligible for one of our THREE prizes. More details about these lovely donations by Crooked Kitchen, Monsoon Calamity, and Le Mouton Rouge on Ravelry!
Is there any better reason than community?
The friendships and connections that sprang to life through the last KAL are still present and growing in my life today. My hope is that this KAL will bring new people into our lives and strengthen standing friendships.