You might have heard for NaNoWriMo… National Novel Writing Month?  Started in 1999, the idea was to encourage writers to set themselves a goal to write a 50,000 word novel in a month, in the otherwise grey and uninteresting month of November.

Knit like the wind!

Our own clever Shannon Okey decided that she had enough novels, but needed a new sweater, so NaKniSweMo was born – National Knit a Sweater Month.  After all, most sweaters have at least 50,000 stitches – and goodness knows, knitting a stitch is easier and faster than choosing the right word…

Shannon’s  hosting a KAL on Ravelry, and has created a twitter tag for real-time updates, #NaKniSweMo.

Our own Jillian is in, and as of 6:05am this morning, she had already cast on. She’s knitting Goodale (Rav link).  Some brave knitters are turning this into an informal NaDesSweMo – National Design a Sweater Month.  Both Shannon and Annie Modesitt are creating new designs.

And it’s not just a US event – over 500 knitters from all over the world are signed up for the Ravelry group – knitters from Canada, the UK, Finland, the Netherlands and Australia are participating.  IntKniSweMo?

It’s not too late to join the fun. I bet there’s a sweater-to-be lurking in your stash – cast on tonight and you’ll be well on track.

Stay tuned for updates on Jillian’s progress throughout the month.  And do check out Shannon’s Ravelry group – she promises prizes!

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13 thoughts on “NaKniSweMo

  1. Elizabeth

    what a great idea but didn’t you know it was already FreakOutBecauseTheHolidaysAreAlmostHere Month? Unless you have finished your holiday knitting. If that is the case. I may either want to be you when I grow up or hate you.

  2. Julie Cicora

    I’m hoping this camisole I have decided to make for a future daughter in law might count for this. When I told her I was knitting her something, she asked me if the sweater curse applied to Mother in law and future daughter in laws. I said no!!!!! I love her and don’t want to lose her!

  3. Louise

    What an opportunity! I just bought yarn for a sweater for my sister. I’ll have to see if I can finish it before the end of Nov. Wish me luck!

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