Second Annual NaKniSweMo!

by Shannon on September 13, 2007

This year, we’re going to knit along with our writing pals over at NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) again. Last year’s post about it is here. Note that we changed the name after realizing NaNoSweMo made no sense!

How it works with NaNoWriMo: write a 50,000-word novel in a month. As they say on that page: “This is not as scary as it sounds.”

How it works with NaKniSweMo: knit a 50,000-stitch sweater in a month. If you divide your chosen sweater pattern’s rows or rounds by 30, you’ll have an idea of how many rows you need to knit each day to make it. Yes, the stitch count thing is crazy, but I think I can say with confidence that most sweaters out there are at least that, or more.

New this year: a NaKniSweMo Ravelry group! But no worries if you’re still on the waitlist — post a comment here and say you’re taking part. If you’re super-proud of your FO, send me a photo and I’ll post it in December!

Suggested sweaters, if you’re stuck: why not try the Faux Fair Isle from Spin to Knit? It’s excellent for stashbusting, too. In fact, since I’m all about the destashing, I will award a prize to the most creative destash-tastic Faux Fair Isle sweater. You really can throw just about any yarn at that pattern, handspun or no, and it’ll work.

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