Knitters' Day Out KAL

KDO has been knitting friendships together since 1985. In continuing the camaraderie that sets KDO apart from other shows we decided to host a year-long Blanket KAL! The squares for the blanket have been designed by committee members, past and present, as well as some of our regional teachers. We hope that you enjoy the Blanket KAL, and bring it to our in-person KDO 2022 to show off!

 Yarn Specifications

Approximately 110 yards of Worsted Weight Yarn per block Full 12 square afghan uses 1320 yards of Worsted Weight Yarn


5 stitches per inch in pattern on standard needle for worsted weight yarn (US 7 - 9), but please use needle size that obtains gauge


Individual square: 12” x 12” Finished full size: 36” x 48”


Blanket Square #1 - click here

Blanket Square #2 - click here

Blanket Square #3 - click here

Blanket Square #4 - click here

Blanket Square #5 - click here

Blanket Square #6 - click here

Blanket Square #7 - click here

Additional blanket square patterns will be rolled out monthly!

  photo of someone knitting with blue yarn

Annual KDO Kowl

In 2018 the committee added a knit-a-long project to our weekend and encouraged attendees to knit our unique design using their stash from prior years. Our initial design in 2018, the "Gathering Place Cowl" was designed by Irina Lawrence Mathias. In 2019, Ruth Thome designed the "Summerdale Cowl" for KDO attendees. And in 2020, Chris Blackford was hard at work designing the "KDO Kowl. This year we decided to go one step further and design twelve blanket square patterns that will be rolled out over the course of the year. Our hope is that you will join us in knitting the squares and then showcase your work at the 2022 Knitters' Day Out live event.
a group of people from a distance all wearing the same knitted shawl in different colors and yarns

Come join us on September 30 & October 1, 2022!

Knitters' Day Out logo of a yarn ball surrounded by a drawn heart and including the words Knitters' Day Out and Knitting Friendships