Last KAL of 2013: Lomonds for the Whole Family

November 16, 2013 at 3:02 pm 2 comments

I can not believe that entire year has nearly passed since we all started doing this knit-a-long adventure together. Here at Polka Dot Sheep we have met (mostly virtually) so many new people. So thanks for knitting with us.

For our last KAL for 2013, we will be knitting The Lomond Collection of fingerless mitts. I have noticed that fingerless mitts are very popular in general and with our Ravelry group especially. The Lomonds are a collaboration between Aimee Alexander (owner of Polka Dot Sheep) and Kendra Hope for our new formed Polka Dot Sheep Publications.

Currently we have published a women’s version, Loch Lomond and a men’s version, Ben Lomond designed by Kendra. They were inspired by a trip that she took to Scotland. Coming soon will be Lassie Lomond, a girl’s mitts, and Lassie Lomond, a boy’s version. Lassie Lomond and Laddie Lomond are both now available.  So now you can see we will have Lomonds for the whole family.

adult Lomond palms

Here is a sneak peek at the children’s Lomond mitts, coming soon! I will let you know as soon as they are available. If you are interested in knitting these and want to know when they are released, the quickest way to find out is via the Polka Dot Publications e-newsletter.

Children's Lomonds

So here are the details of the Lomonds for the Whole Family KAL…

Start Date: Sunday, November 24, 2013

End Date:  Saturday, December  21, 2013

Patterns: (click through the links to purchase at your desired locations, all are PDF downloads)

Needles: US 1.5 / 2.5 mm , instructions written for magic loop (you can substitute your needle type for small circumference knitting)

Yarn: Sport weight


  • Loch Lomond – 180 yards / 165 m
  • Ben Lomond – 225 yards / 206 m
  • Lassie Lomond – 120 – 14o yards / 110 – 128 m
  • Laddie Lomond – 125 – 150 yards / 114 – 137 m

This KAL will be hosted here on the blog and a Polka Dot Sheep Publications Ravelry group. Please note this is a location change on Ravelry from the Knit ‘n Needle group. You can knit-a-long as a guest or we would love it if you would join the group.

Obviously these mitts would make great Christmas gifts to slip into a stocking or under the tree. If you knit like the wind, you could finish a pair in time for a Hanukkah gift as well. They would also make lovely teacher gifts or for that special person who you want to treat this holiday season.

Here are the project gallery for each Lomond on Ravelry:

I purposefully timed this KAL to start just before the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Even if you don’t get them cast on the very first day of the KAL, you could cast on Thanksgiving Day and knit on them while enjoying family and friends or perhaps watching football.

So gather your yarn, needles and patterns and get ready to knit-a-long with us one more time in 2013. I will update this post with information on the children’s Lomonds when they are released so check back here or sign up for the e-newsletter linked above.  Update to include children’s information on 11/22/13.

Happy Knitting!

~Angela M.

P.S. Aimee, Jennifer, Helen, Jamie and myself are already planning our first KAL of 2014. Stay tuned for the announcement mid-December.


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