NaNoSweMo (National Sweater Knitting Month) KAL

In honor of those crazy kids over at NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), whose challenge I’ve been known to take, I’m declaring it National Sweater Knitting Month here at with a knit-along.

How it works with NaNoWriMo: write a 50,000-word novel in a month.

How it works with NaNoSweMo: knit a 50,000-stitch sweater in a month. Or therebouts. I’ve never actually thought about sweaters in stitch count terms, that’s crazy talk. But 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.

Feel free to swipe the image above or make your own. Ping this post, leave a comment, let us know what you’re knitting for NaNoSweMo! I’ll post links and/or photos of your completed projects at the beginning of December.

What am I knitting? Umm. I have an idea… haven’t cast on yet… (this is usually how my NaNoWriMos have gone, too, by the way).

148 thoughts on “NaNoSweMo (National Sweater Knitting Month) KAL”

  1. What a great idea! I’ve actually got a sweater already started, so it will technically be Finish Knitting a Sweater Month for me. I think this should provide just the kick in the pants I need to pick it back up and get it done.

  2. I think you’ve got a great idea here.

    One thing though, NaNoWriMo = National Novel Writing Month.
    Shouldn’t National Sweater Knitting Month = NaSweKniMo? Or else what does the No in NaNoSweMo stand for?

  3. I’m in. So far, I’ve nearly finished the back of the Minimalist Cardigan from the fall issue of Interweave Knits. Its beautiful, but all that moss stitch?!?!

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  5. Can I join? I love to knit and this sounds AWESOME. I can imagine November like this: Write, Knit, Eat, Sleep, repeat.

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