Knitalong (KAL), what’s that about?
For those of you wondering what this Knitalong (KAL) thing is all about, read on:
What is a KAL?
Simply put, a knitalong (KAL) is a group of knitters working on individual projects with a common theme (project, pattern, yarn...). At Firefly Fibers, we select the yarn & pattern and (usually) test knit a shop sample in advance so all you have to do when we announce the project is choose your color. This last part is easier said than done!
We currently run seasonal knitalongs (approximately every 3 months) to provide flexibility for participation and completion of your project before the end date. Our goal is to inspire you with a project that is will smoothly transition from WIP to a fabulous FO when you put the time into it.
Why should you participate?
Inspiration and timelines! Knitalongs are a great opportunity to try something new (pattern, yarn, technique) that you might not have otherwise selected.
The second reason is that you are on a timeline to finish - our KAL projects can realistically be completed during the given timeline, even with a busy lifestyle or starting well after our start date.
Yes, sharing! We can all learn a little from each other, so sharing the KAL experience can add some great tips and tricks to your knitting toolkit!
It’s fun to see how the same project works up in other colors! Some knitters get creative and make modifications or discover tricks along the way to enhance the knitting experience. Let’s be inspired and learn from each other!
Who can participate?
Anyone can participate in our knitalongs! When we announce the project, visit us at the shop for the listed Firefly Fibers supplies and cast on!
Join us at the shop during one of our two weekly open knitting sessions to work on your project with other knitters!
If our shop isn’t accessible to you, you can still join the fun! If the yarn is available in our online shop, we'll indicate that with the KAL posting and you can order online. We are working hard to bring the KAL incentives to our online knitting community, so please stay tuned...
Be sure to join the Firefly Fibers Ravelry Group for chatting about the project, asking questions and interacting with the other knitters working on the Knitalong project. Remember, online interaction is available 24/7 so it's great way to participate and share over long-distances or if you have a busy schedule.
In-Store Knitalong Appreciation - We are working to bring the KAL appreciation and incentives to our online knitting community, so please stay tuned if you're not local. Thanks!
We appreciate your participation in our knitalongs and we want to thank YOU just for joining, so...
- When you purchase the listed Firefly Fibers Knitalong supplies at Firefly Fibers during the knitalong timeframe, let us know you are participating in the knitalong and you'll receive a voucher good for 10% off the listed Firefly Fibers Knitalong supplies on ONE of the next TWO knitalongs.
- Yes, we want to thank you with 10% off on future knitalong supplies just for joining!
- FO Prize Drawing when you finish on time... when you finish your knitalong by the finish date, post an FO photo in our KAL Ravelry group thread for that KAL or bring your FO into the shop. Prize drawing will vary from one KAL to the next.
- Our In-Store Knitalong Incentive is available in our brick-and-mortar shop only - we issue a physical KAL card for joining and these incentive cards need to be presented in person for the discount on a future KAL (sorry, we're currently unable accept these cards in our online shop, but we're working to integrate our KALs online, please stay tuned).
If you have any additional questions or comments, please contact us!