If you’ve joined the JOANN Stitch Alongs in the past years, then you know that we always have a lot of fun with them. There are knit and crochet versions of the patterns so that everyone can participate. You know how much I love bicrafty options! This year, I’ll be doing the 2021 JOANN Stitch Along knit version as usual. And just like past years, Mikey of The Crochet Crowd is where you can find the crochet patterns. (And all my BiCrafty Bootcampers who always chose crochet can now opt for the knit version instead, if you want! Or vice versa) We’re all excited about the new O’Go Yarn. And I’m excited to make some new O’Go Yarn patterns with it for the 2021 JOANN Stitch Along. So here’s what you need to know!
What Is The Annual JOANN SAL?
Starting in 2019, I began working with JOANN on an annual bicrafty stitchalong. Mikey from The Crochet Crowd does the crochet version of the SAL. I do the knit pattern. It’s a great opportunity for crocheters and knitters to work together on a fun project over the course of several weeks. You know how much I love make-alongs because of the way that they bring everyone together. And it’s so fun to see what unfolds as we make it from week to week isn’t it?! The 2021 JOANN Stitch Along will be no exception. Expect community, fun, and the excitement of working with new yarn!
You can join the dedicated stitch along facebook group and get extra help along the way as well as share progress with others who are doing the same projects! >> Join Here <<
When Is The 2021 JOANN Stitch Along?
And now it’s almost time for the fun to begin again! The 2021 JOANN Stitch Along launches on September 27, 2021. We’ll have posts, social media shares, and videos to support you through the whole thing. And this year you’ll get the chance to use Caron Colorama, a #5 bulky weight yarn that comes out tangle-free thanks to the new O-Go yarn delivery format.
What Are We Making For This JOANN SAL?
This year we’re doing something a little bit different. Instead of making a blanket together like we did in past years, we’re going to work on smaller projects.
In fact, you’ll have the chance to make three different knit projects. Each works up quickly, can be made in multiple sizes, and will allow you to practice various techniques and skills. By the end of this SAL, you’ll have practice knit colorwork, short rows, and brioche.
At this time of year, we’re wise to start thinking about gifts to make for the holidays. After all, they’ll be here before we know it. By jumpstarting your holiday making with the 2021 JOANN Stitch Along, you’ll get ahead of the game. Each of the projects that you knit can easily be gifted to someone in your life. And if you’re bicrafty, you can make the three small crochet projects, too!
Do You Want To Become BiCrafty?
If you are interested in becoming bicrafty, then you have come to the right place. The Marly Bird team has put together two very comprehensive bootcamps for knitters and crocheters to learn each others crafts! It is never too late to join in the fun!
Fun Note: the cowl I am wearing in the introduction video for this SAL is the BiCrafty Community Cowl. That is one of the projects you learn to make in the BiCrafty Bootcamp Knitting Lessons for Crocheters!
Time to grab that yarn and learn to knit for crocheters, or learn to crochet for knitters! Get all the information about BiCrafty Bootcamp, click the links below:
What Do I Need For the 2021 JOANN SAL? Materials List
Each project has its own material requirement. Below you will find an image for each project + the materials.
Week 1 Project: Knit Go Around Fair Isle Hat
- Overboard (68016) 1 O’Go
Set of 4 sizes U.S. 9 (5.5 mm) and U.S. 10 (6 mm) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: Stitch marker, Yarn needle
Week 2 Project: KNIT FENANGLE THE ANGLES BLANKET SCARF
- Lippy (68004) 2 O’Gos
- First Blush (68009) 2 O’Gos
- Baja (68013) 2 O’Gos
Size U.S. 10 (6 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Stitch Markers, Yarn needle
Week 3 Project: GOTTA SPLIT KNIT BRIOCHE COWL
- Contrast A Biker Jacket (68021) 1 O’Go
- Contrast B First Blush (68009) 1 O’Go
Needles: Size U.S. 9 (5.5 mm) circular knitting needles 16″ [41 cm] long and 29″ [73.5 cm] longor size needed to obtain gauge. Optional: Size U.S. 10½ (6.5 mm) circular knitting needle 29″ [73.5 cm] long for looser cast on.
Notions: Stitch Markers, Yarn needle
Get The Pattern Each Week & The Knitting Instructional Video from Marly Bird
Each week the pattern and video for the 2021 JOANN Stitch Along will be released starting September 27th. We will be sure to add the links here on this page and the video will be released on the Marly Bird YouTube Channel.
Project #1 Pattern Link: Knit Go Around Fair Isle Hat
Project #1 Video: https://youtu.be/Bg9xD-p1dQs
Project #2 Pattern Link: Finagle The Angle Knit Blanket Scarf
Project #2 Video: https://youtu.be/452daFSO1fM
Project #3 Pattern Link: Knit Gotta Split Brioche Cowl
Project #3 Video: https://youtu.be/Tdu_Wv4nSaA
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