Tuesday, July 24, 2018

2018 Fiber Flux Summer CAL! Land & Sea Cardi, Week 1: YARN Giveaway, Intro, and Supplies!



Welcome to the 2018 Fiber Flux Summer Crochet Along...yippee! Today marks week one of the CAL and we'll be learning about the beautiful project we'll be making...the Land & Sea Cardi! This is a fun (and EASY) to stitch up sweater that allows the maker to play around with color.  Also wanted to mention a big thanks to those of you who have requested a wearable!  And here it is below...so EXCITING!



Also, a very special thanks to Red Heart for sponsoring this CAL and giveaway!  Keep reading to learn how you can enter for a chance to win 3 balls of Dreamy by Red Heart!


We will be going over a few things to begin:
  • Introduction to the project
  • Supplies
  • Customizing your cardigan
  • Schedule of the CAL
  • Where to connect with other makers

For this CAL (crochet along) we're going to be making a fabulous cardigan sweater!  This has been a repeat request in the Fiber Flux community, so I am beyond thrilled to get started on this project!  The CAL will be divided over the next few weeks (see schedule below), concluding with a fun showcase of projects in our maker gallery! Scroll down for the schedule with actual dates and what we'll be doing on each day/week.


*This is a self-paced project, so definitely go at the speed you feel most comfortable. The instructional videos and posts will be up forever and you will always be able to go back and watch again and again!

Here is a quick video introduction to the CAL and more information about supplies too:


Add this project to your Ravelry queue by clicking on the button below:


First things first...the supplies!


Materials Needed:
  • 6.5 mm "K" crochet hook
  • Size 4 medium weight yarn of your choice, (I'll be using 3 balls of Red Heart Dreamy in (1 each in aqua, gray, and celery) *Note: if you need to substitute yarn, just look for a yarn that is a 4/medium on the yarn weight scale and recommends the 6.5 mm K hook.
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure or Ruler


Get yarn for this project here!


(Affiliate link)

Here's our CAL schedule below for easy reference:




  • Tuesday July 24 (that's today!): Introduction to the CAL, GIVEAWAY, the project, yarn, and supplies needed.
  • Wednesday July 25: Color palette inspiration on the blog!
  • Tuesday July 31: The Granny Hexagon
  • Tuesday August 7: Construction & Seaming
  • Tuesday August 14: Adding Length & Finish Work
  • Wednesday August 15: The BIG CAL reveal!
  • Tuesday September 18: Today is Spring CAL Maker Gallery Day! Check it out to see all of the gorgeous projects from the Fiber Flux community!

Let's connect! You can connect at any of the social media outlets below, be sure to use the tag #fiberfluxcal for your photos.



Also, we have a special group for us on Ravelry, the "Fiber Flux CAL Group" There is a welcome area, so please hop on and introduce yourself. You can get info, ask questions, help each other, see what everyone is doing, and show off your work too!


Click HERE to visit and join the group!

Last thing...the YARN GIVEAWAY!  Enter for a chance to win 3 balls of Dreamy from Red Heart!


Now is you chance to win some yarn of your own! Enter to win using the Rafflecopter below (sometimes it takes a moment to load). Giveaway ends July 31st and is open worldwide.   Now go, go, go, and enter!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I can't wait to see all of your fabulous projects...please share those pictures and above enjoy, take some time to relax with your hook, and have fun! That's all for today lovelies, see you next Tuesday for part two!!

© Jennifer Dickerson 2018

For more fun projects and pretty patterns, be sure to follow Fiber Flux on Google+FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest for the latest updates!

Gorgeous Tonal Merino Wool s at knitpicks.com (Affiliate links, enjoy these awesome products and thanks as always for your support!)

62 comments:

  1. I love the colors you picked out for the CAL

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow! beautiful sweater. the aqua looks gorgeous

    ReplyDelete
  3. This looks like a fun project! How many colors does the dreamy yarn come in?

    ReplyDelete
  4. That yarn looks dreamy and looking forward to starting this project!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I would choose whatever colorways in green that were available.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love all the colors but aqua is my favorite!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I can't wait to start this cardigan. I've always wanted to make one and now I will! Your tutorials are always fantastic. Thank you for making them.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Lovely carrdigan. Looks like it would be useful year round.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your YouTube channel is my go to for all things crochet! Wether I need some inspiration, have questions, or just want to check out a new pattern, I can always count on one of your videos!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Your YouTube channel is my go to for all things crochet! Wether I need some inspiration, have questions, or just want to check out a new pattern, I can always count on one of your videos!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I like this sweater. I'm not sure what colors I would choose.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love the colors pink, purple and white

    ReplyDelete
  13. I would choose Dreamy Aqua and Ivory and Dreamy Stripes Caribbean. Thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I cannot wait to start this project. I have never made a sweater. I cannot think of a better place to learn than with Jennifer from Fiberflux!
    Thirdseason_crochet

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'm not sure that I was able to enter the giveaway. Could you check to see if I did it correctly? Thank you, Terri

    ReplyDelete
  16. I normally watch in background as Im new but not on this...I will be front and center. I already bought my yarn, Cream, rose blue and purple...next stop Red Heart ...Thanks for doing this CAL...ive never done one.

    ReplyDelete
  17. hi my name is Gracita
    the red heart dreamy yarn colors i love are dark taupe, ivory and rose

    ReplyDelete
  18. If I can manage to get the right yarn this will be my first CAL. If I do a solid color, I'm thinking a soft pink. If I do multiple colors, pink, gray and maybe white. Thank you for sharing with us!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I would love to try the Ivory, Lavender and Grey. Veronica Khandelwal

    ReplyDelete
  20. Love the colors you chose! Love to try this new yarn from red heart!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I would choose a light orange , green, brown for Fall time.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I actually LOOOOVE the three color on the Rafflecopter picture! The grey, pink & blue shades are perfectly "ME"!! :) Thank you for chance to win your give-a-way! :D

    ReplyDelete
  23. Thanks for the giveaway! Looking forward to the crochet along!☺

    ReplyDelete
  24. I would pick Aqua, Grey, and Lavender.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Excited about the cardigan & the yarn giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  26. I would chooseblues,purples, and greens

    ReplyDelete
  27. This yarn has such great colors...so hard to choose just 3, I really like the striped colors best - Ethereal, Mountain top, Caribbean. Besides the solid colors could make some great combinations with the striped yarns.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Nice sweater. Not sure what color I will use, waiting to see the color inspiration. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Thanks for the opportunity to make a cardi!! Looks like it's going to be fun! I'm going to use some stash cake yarn!!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Hi Jennifer, I am going to use the same colors you chose. Lovely yarn and pattern. Thank you

    ReplyDelete
  31. Thank you Jennifer for the great ideas.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Navy and bright pink for my daughter.

    ReplyDelete
  33. I love the colors that you have shown above! I would make it with white, yellow, and pastel blue.

    ReplyDelete
  34. I really like the colors you have chosen and likely will purchase those. I also wonder what Snowy Dreamy Stripes Yarn would look like. I may use that yarn for another project as I am unsure that it would work well with the beautiful pattern you have selected which includes two large granny squares.

    I cannot find the celery color in the shops here in Canada but I will keep looking or buy it directly from Red Heart. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Hooray for a first garment CAL! I like the granny stitch so I might join after my holiday in France

    ReplyDelete
  36. Love the Land & Sea Cardi! This looks like a great project to try.

    ReplyDelete
  37. I have some Super Saver Red Heart Brick Red in my bin. Not sure if it will work because it calls for an H hook.

    ReplyDelete
  38. I love the colors that you picked out for the CAL!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Love the colors you have, I would probably go with those or a solid of one of those colors.

    ReplyDelete
  40. I would use Snowy, Rose and Ivory.. great CAL, thanks

    ReplyDelete
  41. I love your colors - I would have to choose them in a darker shade! Thank you, Susan

    ReplyDelete
  42. I love the color combo you chise!

    ReplyDelete
  43. I love all the colors. I may have messed up the comment because I am doing this on my phone and I clicked through to quickly and did not get to read the whole question. I tried to go back but it wouldn't let me.

    ReplyDelete
  44. I can't get it to register me in the giveaway. Help!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Can't wait to begin the new Fibreflux CAL!!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Absolutely love the colors you have chosen in Red Heart's Dreamy. After looking at the color selections on Red Heart's website, I was also drawn to Celery, Aqua and the Grey. I am looking forward to the crochet along and crocheting this lovely sweater. Thanks so much!!!

    ReplyDelete
  47. This card is cute and the cal seems fun. I may have to try this one

    ReplyDelete
  48. This Cardigan is beautiful. I will have to try and find this yarn.

    ReplyDelete
  49. Perfect timing! I am wanting to make a light weight, kimono sleeve cardi for church since the A/C and sitting still make for cold goose-bumpy arms. Once I get the yarn I want to work with, I will be working hard to catch up.

    ReplyDelete
  50. Perfect timing! I have been checking out yarns for making a nice cardi for church services since the combination of A/C and sitting still makes for cold, goose-bumpy arms.

    ReplyDelete
  51. This looks so comfy! Can't wait to follow along. I'm thinking of doing one in teal and lime green, still need to check out the colors for Dreamy though

    ReplyDelete
  52. THanks for the opportunity!! I'm just teaching myself how to crochet too!

    ReplyDelete
  53. I'm not sure if i like this or not. I'll see what colour combos i can come up with.

    ReplyDelete
  54. Katharine J GriffithJuly 28, 2018 at 2:41 PM

    This looks interesting. I have not done the granny stitch, always thought it looked grannyish so didn't like it. I might give this a whirl.

    ReplyDelete
  55. The three colors I would pick are two shades of purple and a gray.

    ReplyDelete
  56. Surprise me I like them all :)

    ReplyDelete
  57. This CAL looks amazing...maybe finally I can complete a project for myself!

    ReplyDelete
  58. How do you make sweater wider? Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  59. I'm having trouble finding an actual pattern. Can you post a link?

    ReplyDelete
  60. As always, your designs are fabulous. I'm saving the info for later as I'm packing to move. Would love to make this, though, before Fall. Thank you and all the best to you!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and share your thoughts! It is very much appreciated. I try to reply to comments as quickly as possible...please note that all comments posted on Fiber Flux are moderated and any comments that are abusive, off topic or spam will be removed.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...