If you’ve missed this over the past several years we’ve been doing it (since I began it as an antidote to NaNoWriMo, at which I perennially failed), November first marks the beginning of NaKniSweMo — National Knit a Sweater Month!
1. You can pick your yarn and your pattern — you can wind your yarn into cakes, you can even swatch — but you can’t cast on until November first.
2. NaNoWriMo attempts to do a 50,000-word novel in a month. We do 50,000+ stitches. Most sweaters easily qualify.
3. What awaits you: fame, glory, prizes. Oh yes. Prizes. I’ll pony up some books and yarn and other goodies. If you want to encourage your fellow knitters by throwing a prize into the pot, post below in comments and we’ll put it up for grabs.
4. Sweater has to be finished by the end of the month.
That’s all. Game on, friends — let’s do this. Me, I’m doing a new, sorta-Rivulet-y jacket-y sweater in Cascade Eco Wool.