Winter KAL Wrap-Up

Our Helen/Ellen Winter KAL has concluded, and it was great fun! The Ravelry thread was active for the duration, with participants sharing their progress and modifications, and asking questions.

One of the most fun aspects of a colorwork project is choosing a palette. There were some inspired choices that were vastly different from the original, such as Shutterhoney’s Helen.


Several participants took on a new challenge – as in cat4044’s Helen, her first sweater (left) and ksheaperk’s Ellen, her first colorwork project (right)

We always encourage knitters to modify patterns to suit their own preferences. Floriduh’s Ellen (left) will have a zipper, and Janfaw’s Ellen (right) got a closer fitting neck.

We love it when shops knit along with us! Wedewschool made her Ellen as a shop model for Haus of Yarn in TN, and reported that a few others from the shop joined the KAL.


And there are always overachievers in any group – one of our most consistent Berroco KAL participants, Zaouli, made both a Helen pullover AND an Ellen cardigan! Go Myriam!

I loved leading this KAL and am enjoying wearing my own version of Helen, which I modified to be a dress. With the last gasp of winter we’ve been experiencing this week in New England, I’ve had more opportunities to wear it than I expected!


Thanks again to everyone who joined in the fun!



  1. Although I wasn’t able to participate in this one, I did follow the KAL and I have to say it was very impressive–great colorwork, great projects and friendly, fun knitters!

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