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Meet Zadie: The Star of Our New YouTube Knit-Along

The Zadie Sweater is making a lot of noise around these parts. So when we found out it was the star of the new YouTube knit-along, well… we got pretty excited!

Zadie Knit Sweater

Shown here in the kettle-dyed Moonlight colorway (Cloudborn Highland Worsted), this relaxed, raglan design by Mercedes Tarasovich is an easy fit for all body types — not to mention it’s a great pick for folks who’ve never knit a sweater. And it’s completely seamless, for all of you who hate the “f word”… you know, finishing.

Jodi and Tracie in Their Zadie Sweaters

Best of all, the sister-hosts of Off Our Needles, Jodi and Tracie, are making Zadie the star of the show for their Sweet Summer Knit-Along! So even if you’ve never knit a sweater, it’s the perfect time to try. Don’t worry: You won’t be the only one sweater newbie in this Knit-Along — it’s Jodi’s first time too.

The new season of Off Our Needles starts today, and the show has four different Knit-Along episodes slotted for the season. By the time your sweater is finished, you’ll have tackled knitting in the round, short rows, cables and more — all with a little help from our favorite knitting duo and your fellow knit-alongers (or should that be knitters-along?).

Zadie Sweater Shoulder DetailZadie Sweater back Detail

Want to participate? All you need to do is…

Subscribe to the Bluprint YouTube channel so you can keep up with the Knit-Along. Grab the Zadie Sweater Kit (take 50% off full MSRP with the coupon code ZADIEKAL17) and your FREE gauge worksheet. Watch the first installment of the Sweet Summer Knit-Along here. And don’t forget to share your progress with the rest of the community on Instagram using #OffOurNeedles & #KnitAlong.

Here’s what you’ll need to get started…

Zadie Knit Sweater With Purple Yarn

The Zadie Sweater Kit includes your pattern plus all the Cloudborn Highland Worsted Yarn you’ll need to follow along. Just take your pick of 37 available colorways! When you check out, you can use coupon code ZADIEKAL17 to get 50% off the full MSRP. (It’s our little way of celebrating.)

Shop the Kit

If you don’t have a set of circular needles, you’ll need those too. We’d recommend Clover’s Takumi Bamboo needles. The lightweight bamboo won’t strain your hands as much, which is a great for all those stitches.

Know someone who’d love this Knit-Along?

The more the merrier! Share this with a knitting buddy so you can tackle the Sweet Summer Knit-Along together.


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They all look amazing. Though I’m not sure that I can make it


I love this sweater and would like to do the knit along, but I don’t want a whole kit. All I need is the pattern as I want to do it in a color I like, that fits my style. Why can’t the patterns be offered separately?? Thanks!


Love this pattern. Your comment about the “F” word makes me wonder, why do people hate finishing? I love it because I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and it means I am close to being done. Usually, the reason there are parts of a project that I hate is because I am not confident in my own skills and am out of my comfort zone. Maybe we should be asking what people hate about finishing and offering helpful suggestions?? Is that doable? I would be interested to see what people have to say and maybe we can learn together.


I am like Linda – have yarn that I need to do something with. This would be perfect. So would love to purchase just the pattern. Then join in on the fun!

earn to die

This is a great little post with some valuable tips. I totally agree. The way you bring passion and engagement into the things you do can really change your outlook on live.


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