SAILAWAY

Frequently asked questions about the 2022 3 Day Knitalong

Where can I purchase the 2022 4 Day KAL pattern Sailaway?
You can purchase the Sailaway pattern from the Olive Knits website here or on Ravelry. Pattern specifics include yarn recommendations, gauge, and yardage, a...
Thu, Jun 30, 2022 at 10:02 AM
What type of yarn should I use for Sailaway and how much do I need?
Yarn recommendations, gauge, and yardage can all be found on the pattern information page here. 
Thu, Jun 30, 2022 at 10:04 AM
What size Sailaway or Coastal Grandma sweater should I make?
Sizing for cardigans is a personal choice and depends on what type of fit you are hoping to achieve. Check out Marie's handy blog post on choosing a si...
Thu, Jun 30, 2022 at 10:05 AM
What needle size should I use to cast on Sailaway or Coastal Grandma?
The pattern defaults to the DK weight as the baseline, so it indicates to cast on with a size 4 needle, or the size appropriate for your yarn and gauge. Ref...
Thu, Jun 30, 2022 at 10:07 AM
Can I customize my cardigan?
Yes! You are the boss of your knitting, and we love for adventurous knitters to add their own spin to their projects. However, please remember that making c...
Thu, Jun 30, 2022 at 10:08 AM
Can I use a sport of fingering weight yarn for Sailaway or Coastal Grandma?
While it is possible to change the yarn weight/gauge for any pattern you are knitting, it is important to consider that doing so is not simply a matter of p...
Thu, Jun 30, 2022 at 10:08 AM
I would like to make X adjustment(s) to my cardigan. Can you help?
Due to the number of knitters participating in this KAL, Team Olive Knits is only available to help with questions for the pattern as it's written. Any...
Thu, Jun 30, 2022 at 10:09 AM
I am using the recommended yarn and needles and can’t get gauge.
There are two gauges options available for this pattern, one is for DK and one for worsted. Given the variability in yarns, you can try for either gauge on ...
Thu, Jun 30, 2022 at 10:10 AM
Can I mix yarn weights for the MC and CC’s in Sailaway or Coastal Grandma?
Ideally, you should use the same weight yarn for both your MC and CC.
Thu, Jun 30, 2022 at 10:10 AM
Should I Knit a Swatch?
Yes! In order to get a predictable size and fit, you will need to swatch using your chosen yarn and the slip stitch pattern. If you're knitting a swatc...
Thu, Jun 30, 2022 at 10:11 AM