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Nomad Tee x Knit With Me KAL - Kicks-Off on Thursday 2nd May 2024

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Welcome to the Knit With Me Nomad Tee KAL. I am so glad to see you here and very excited that you are interested in joining us. I know there is a lot of information here, don't be overwhelmed. Grab a cuppa and a seat and have a proper read. We have separate tabs for 1. Sizing Information, Yarn Suggestions and Meterage, and 2. KAL Dates, Times and Conditions so please take a look at those too.


Firstly, and most importantly, the Pattern

The Nomad Tee is designed by the talented Rachel Illsley aka Unwind Knitwear and is an eye-catching, relaxed-fit tee designed for warmer weather months. However I have been known to wear mine in colder months layered up over a long sleeved roll neck top. It is worked sideways from arm to arm to allow the colour-work to run up through the centre of the garment vertically, wrapping around a V-neckline and down the back. It has a very interesting construction and therefore offers the opportunity to learn new techniques that you may not have seen before. There are many opportunities to make this your own too with two sleeve options in this design, allowing you to create either a shorter, capped sleeve or a slightly longer sleeve that features colour-work too if you want it. The pattern includes instructions for both mosaic and stranded colour-work techniques if you prefer one technique over the other. The depth of the v-neck is easily customisable and the project can use 2, 3 or more  colours. The loose, draped fit ensures a comfortable, airy addition to your warmer weather wardrobe and we absolutely love it!


Difficulty Level - What you need to know 

Here at the Knit With Me we would describe this pattern as an Intermediate pattern with techniques that you may well be unfamiliar with (and that's ok). Some of these techniques may seem daunting, but if you follow the pattern instructions step by step and look at the helpful videos that Rachel links in her pattern it will all work out fabulously. During the KAL we will be giving hints and tips along the way to help you in our weekly zoom sessions. You should be either familiar with, or happy to approach techniques such as a provisional cast-on, German short rows, stranded or mosaic colour-work, working with three sets of circular needles during one particular row of knitting in the instructions (joining the body stitches to the arm stitches) and lateral braids with I-cord bind-off. 


About the KAL

We want our Knit-A-Long to be a social, fun and inclusive event. We will be knitting the same pattern, but with our own choice of yarns and colours. It is incredible to see the same pattern turn into such individual finished projects and to all come together as a community to help and support each other throughout the knit. We will meet weekly on Zoom and share our progress and projects and hear tips from each other about how they have approached different parts of the patten. It is great to feel supported through a new pattern with others knitting the same project. These Zoom sessions will be recorded too, so if you miss a session please don't worry, you will still have access to everything discussed. 


What you receive when joining the KAL 

For your £70 you will receive:

- A £70 voucher code to use at Knit With Me. This voucher must be used in a single transaction within 2 months of the start date of the KAL*. 

- A 20 min private online virtual personal shopping session to help you choose yarn and colours. This can be arranged via email if it is something you would like to use so please get in touch.

- Access to the online Thursday evening Zoom sessions and the recordings (sent to you by email.)

- A copy of the pattern sent to you via Ravelry**. If you would like it added to your Ravelry account please add your Ravelry user name in the notes box when purchasing your KAL ticket.

- Access to our Ravelry Group for posting questions and progress between sessions. 

*The voucher is single use and if not spent in one single transaction the credit cannot be saved. Also the voucher code cannot be added retrospectively to any purchase. The voucher may take up to 24 hours to come through on email. The voucher does not need to be used for yarn for the KAL. You are more than welcome to use stash for your project if you like. The voucher can be used against any purchase of yarn, notions or books. However it is not redeemable against other workshops or events. It is also not redeemable against P&P

** The pattern may take up to 24 hours to come through on email.

Sizing Information, Yarn Suggestions and Amounts

Yarn Options 

The Pattern requires a fingering weight or 4ply yarn. Many different yarns have been used in the projects shared on Ravelry from Superwash Merino, Sock yarn, Silk and cotton. Go have a look. 

Our top suggestions are, but not limited to

Ainsworth & Prin Classic Sock 4pply/fingering

Corriedale by Zakami

Illimani Sabri 1

Albertine by De Rerum Natura DUE IN STORE BY Saturday 20th April - You can Pre-Order colours.

Wool Decanted Vintage 23

Lima by LAMANA

*Tides by Holst

*Titicaca by Holst HELD DOUBLE 

*Piura Arte by Lamana HELD DOUBLE 

Yarns marked * are suitable for the pattern but will give a more open, airy and drapey fabric to that seen in the designers photos with the pattern. Think a summer raw linen version.



The Nomad Tee is graded into sizes XS (S, M, L, XL) (2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL). Recommended positive ease is 4-12” / 10-30cm at the chest circumference.

Finished Garment Measurements

XS - 35.5in/89cm

S - 40in/100cm

M - 43.5in/109cm

L - 48in/120cm

XL - 50.5in/127cm

2XL - 54in/136cm

3xl - 62in/156cm

5XL - 66in/164cm



The suggested yardage in pattern includes around 10% excess and assumes you are including colour work sleeves (be aware that these are estimates due to customisable elements and the grams shown will be dependant on the fibres in the yarn you choose)

C1 (main colour): 697 (792, 867, 1027, 1088) (1165, 1238, 1334, 1397) metres / 763 (867, 949, 1123, 1191) (1274, 1354, 1459, 1529) yards / 174 (198, 217, 257, 272) (291, 309, 333, 349) metres.

C2: 173 (173, 173, 190, 190) (199, 199, 209, 209) metres / 189 (189, 189, 207, 207) (218, 218, 229, 229) yards / 43 (43, 43, 47, 47) (50, 50, 52, 52) grams.

C3: 173 (173, 173, 190, 190) (199, 199, 209, 209) metres / 189 (189, 189, 207, 207) (218, 218, 229, 229) yards / 43 (43, 43, 47, 47) (50, 50, 52, 52) grams.

KAL Dates, Times and Conditions

Dates & Times

We begin on Thursday 2nd May with our KAL introduction. Rachel may join us during other sessions but at the very least she will be joining us for the Introduction and final session.

Session 1 Thursday 2nd May 7:30pm-8:30pm - Intro with Rachel

Session 2 Thursday 9th May 7:30pm-8:30pm

Session 3 Thursday 16th May 7:30pm-8:30pm

Session 4 Thursday 23rd May 7:30pm-8:30pm

Session 5 Thursday 30th May 7:30pm-8:30pm

Session 6 Thursday 6th June 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Session 7 Thursday 13th June 7:30pm-8:30pm Final Session with Rachel



Once you have chosen your yarn and we are cast-on I will be available during the zoom session to help and guide you through the knit as well as checking out the questions raised in the Ravelry forum chat. However I will not be available to answer individual queries on the phone, by email or instagram messages. Whatever you need help with we are 100% sure others will be wanting to ask the exact same questions, so please ask them in the public forums provided so everyone can benefit from the answers. This is what a KAL is all about, community.

Please do not forward the recording to anyone else. Also please have your camera on during the sessions so we can ensure our privacy is being respected. By joining the zoom sessions you are agreeing to them being recorded and shared with other participants.

Be kind to other participants.

Most importantly .... have a fabulous time!