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Morgan Vest KAL


Welcome to the KAL for the Morgan Vest by Tayler Harris.


Zoom link: Morgan Vest KAL 

Meeting ID: 848 7784 9096
Passcode: cashmere

  • Runs 8 weeks beginning Jan 21, 5-5:30pm EST/4-4:30 CST/3-3:30 MST/2-2:30 PST (immediately after Knitting Together)
  • Meets live every other week
  • Suggested goals for completion in 8 weeks- download your GUIDE
  • Designer Tayler Harris is with us to answer any questions and to demonstrate any techniques


  • Jan 21 - recording below of whole meeting + cast-on technique video
  • Feb 4 - recording for this session is broken down into 2 technique videos: Double Decrease and Russian Join
  • Feb 18 - recordings for this session are broken down into 3 technique videos: 3 Needle Bind-off for Shoulder Seams; Slip stitch I-cord Edge for Neck and Armholes; and 3/3 RC Cable for Vest Front
  • Mar 3 - recordings for this session are offered in 2 technique videos below: Washing and Blocking your Cashmere and Seaming the Side Seams on the Morgan Vest
  • Mar 17 - Show and Tell and remember, you can continue knitting with us at Knitting Together for support and help. We're always available by email, too!


KAL Session Recordings

Jan 21, 2024



I. Choosing a sweater you will want to wear: Video and Worksheet

II. Swatching Tips

•Knit a large enough swatch. Our goal is to have our swatch fabric be representative of what our sweater will be.

•For our tank, cast on about 6" worth of stitches (it's a lightweight, fine yarn and Patty Lyons says 6" should be good!) Knit enough rows for 6-8".

•Knit in the way you will knit the sweater - in front of the tv, in the car, while drinking wine (relaxed), or coffee (buzzing with energy), you get the idea.

•Don't add fancy borders to the fabric. Knit the swatch from start to finish in Millcreek's ribbed pattern. Once you bind off, measure gauge and record. We'll compare this to measurements taken after washing and drying our sample. Why do this? We want to see how the sample changes.

•Wash the sample and dry flat in the manner you intend to block your sweater. Once dry, let the sample relax before measuring. Measure stitch and row gauge, record. How well does your sample match pattern gauge? Do you need to make needle size (or possibly even needle material) changes? What about the fabric itself, do you like it? Do you get stitch gauge but not row gauge? We can talk through the problems and find a best solution together.

II. Choosing the correct size pattern (or combination of sizes)

Kim McBrien Evans is a knitwear designer who is dedicating her career to helping knitters make sweaters that will fit them. If you get a chance to take a class with Kim, do so! You will learn so much on fit, pattern sizes, shaping, and more. 

Kim has a series of articles published online through Interweave that will help us.

Make Better Sweaters with Kim McBrien Evans

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