Thursday, January 18, 2007


This is a new KAL for anyone who would like to work a Knit Along (KAL) for Meg Swansen's Russian Prime Sweater. It was suggested in an email from Amy Detjen and others were interested so here we are!

The Russian Prime was designed by Meg Swansen and is found in her book, Meg Swansen's Knitting starting on page 36.

Quoting from the description on page 37:

This circular garment is constructed along the lines of a classic Norwegian dropped-shoulder sweater, with a few added details. "

Availablity of instructions as per Meg :

- The original Wool Gathering was #49 (Sept '93) (Out of Print)

- A VHS video was made with insert-instructions and charts. (Out of stock?)

- The book, Meg Swansen's Knitting, published by Interweave Press. Alert: IP has dumped the book and Schoolhouse Press may have the only remaining copies.

- A new DVD version of the video (with insert instructions and charts) (ETA by early March)

To join the KAL and be able to post to this blog, please send an email.

Looking forward to lively discussions, lots of photos and great sweaters!


Southern Gal said...

Just leaving this to make sure it works!

Amy said...

I will create a PDF file of the main chart sometime this weekend. I have been trying to swatch from the chart in MS Knitting, and the little Xs are too wee for me! I need more contrast to be able to see without invoking bifocals!

I'll let y'all know when it's ready, and I'm happy to share. Knit on!

lisa said...

yipeeee, finally got it all to work. Now i get to knit. have picked out black and rust mission falls wool to do the sweater in. will play with guage as i need to make it bigger than the 48". this is gonna be fun. thanks ladies