Cohle KAL.

Whoa. There’s some serious dust on my blog… A few quick words before I launch into the KAL details.

One of these days, I will pick up where I left off on the “build a house” conversation. Let’s just say it’s been quite a process which is STILL on-going. (I may need therapy.)

For now, I’m happy to report that I’m finding new energy and time to focus on my work. A couple main things contributing that that are:

1) I have an amazing studio space in my house now.
2) I’ve passed on the BT pattern layout torch.
3) It’s the beginning of a new year and I’m feeling optimistic.

So… Look out, I’m hoping many of the things I put on the back burner are now going to catch on fire!

Alright. So, Let’s talk KAL.

Cohle is one of the designs I published in 2014 when I became obsessed with Shibui Pebble. (I’m still obsessed, by the way.) My sample ended up in the “Friends of Shibui” trunk show circuit and even though I had planned to knit another sample immediately, it didn’t happen.


I’m about to launch into some serious pleasure knitting and I’m hoping some of you will join along with me!

There will be no pressure with this. I’ve never “hosted” a KAL like this before, but I think it will be fun. A few people have already expressed interest, and I’m hoping a lot more will either join in or cheer us on. The pattern, materials list, etc. is available here.

Just one rule:

Post your process/progress on Instagram (@jgourmet to follow me) with the hashtag #CohleKAL. That’s it.

Leave a comment here or on my Instagram post and let me know if you’re joining in.

I will be paying attention!!


  • Andrea Steger on Feb 05, 2016 Reply

    I am knitting Bradbury in same color way as your pattern and it’s looking wonderful! Question though…I am only a little bit beyond the ribbing for the back and was curious if the white yarn is carried along the sides in the brown rows numbered (5-20) or do you break the white yarn and bring it back in after the brown (5-20) rows? I understand the sliding procedure in the stripe pattern.

    • julie on Feb 05, 2016 Reply

      Hi Andrea: I would say breaking the yarn (brining it in again) and weaving in the ends will give you the best result. Happy knitting!

  • Brigitte on Feb 01, 2016 Reply

    I did the Hayward sweater a month ago and love it. So I’ve been wanting to try out more of your modern designs. Wondering, would BT Loft as a single strand work too possibly?

    • julie on Feb 01, 2016 Reply

      Hi Brigitte: The gauge for Cohle and Hayward are similar, so I think it would be possible to achieve the pattern gauge… however, the fabric and drape will be a little different. Loft is much lighter and airy and will have less drape than Pebble. Having said that, I think it would turn out really nice and rustic-looking, in a good way!

  • Marjomon on Jan 06, 2016 Reply

    Hi Julie, love your pattern but am going to pass on the KAL. Headed out of the country for a couple of weeks, then a week of business travel. I’ll be following, though. Never joined a KAL … maybe this year.

    • julie on Jan 07, 2016 Reply

      Hi Mary, That’s more than fine! Safe travels. :)

  • Elaine on Jan 05, 2016 Reply

    I’ll look tomorrow to see if I enough in my stash to cast on. When are we starting?!

    • julie on Jan 05, 2016 Reply

      Great, Elaine! I’ve wound my first skeins and will probably cast on this evening or tomorrow, but you can begin whenever you like!

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