Cast-On / West Coast Cardigan KAL

Today is the official cast-on for the West Coast Cardigan KAL! I've been itching to start and have kept my fingers busy by sketching and swatching my ideas.

After a bit of back and forth (there are so many directions you could take with these blank charts!) I've settled on traditional colours and motifs. I've had this particular bird in mind since before the conception of the West Coast Cardigan! Something tells me it's his time.

I had originally pulled a repetitive motif (above) from the WCC for the top and bottom colourwork bands but decided that it was too geometric and didn't complement the eagle. I'm much happier with my second swatch (below), I think the two go well together.

Would you like to knit along with us?
You can find all of the KAL info in my original blog post or hop on over to our Ravelry Group to join in the conversation! Browse projects in the knitalong using #WCCKAL.

Ready. Set. Cast-On!!!
...and don't forget that today is the last day to get the pattern 25% OFF using code WCCKAL.

If you are thinking of casting on your own WCC, feel free to post in the knit-along thread here — even though the official deadline has passed, it's a great way to share your project with other WCC knitters.
It's also become a wealth of information. I've compiled a list of all of the WCCKAL posts. Some of them break down the more involved portions of the pattern. They're a great resource if you're looking for more in depth instruction and visual tutorials!

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  • Roberta ~ I’m thrilled you’ve decided to cast on the West Coast Cardigan pattern. I’m happy to walk you through any parts you find confusing. Please drop me a line at and we’ll get started! You can also reach out using the contact form (found at the bottom of the page under “Support”). 

  • I’ve just purchased your lovely west coast cardigan pattern. I am an intermediate knitter and have made many jackets/sweaters. IM STUCK. In getting started, I’ve read the HOW TO USE THIS PATTERN instructions. It’s not clear. Do you have a video tutorial that I could follow?

    Roberta Lavallee

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