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It is (finally!) time to "spill the tea" about the 8th Annual 4 Day Knit-along! This yearly event, hosted by Marie Greene of Olive Knits begins on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, and is one of our favorite annual traditions.   

This year's design is a bottom-up, one-piece vest which is worked in the round to the underarm. It features easy-to-memorize lace repeats, dashing contrast stripes, simple ribbing, and a flattering V neck shape. Designed to be worn with about 4" (10cm) of positive ease, it can be worn on its own or over a tank top/regular shirt depending on your preference. 



We selected Twisp by HiKoo as our featured yarn. Made in Peru using Pima cotton, bamboo viscose, and hemp fibers, this plant-based yarn is offered in a celebration of colors sure to delight. 



Want to take your Tea "to go"? This limited-edition pack was designed by the Makers' Mercantile team in collaboration with Olive Knits to commemorate this year's KAL. It includes all kinds of goodies: a project bag that was printed and sewn by our team right here in Kent, WA, an enamel pin and sticker, plus a teacup stitch marker made in Washington State by our friends at Sunrise Grove. This pack also includes the Spill the Tea pattern to make this adventure even more memorable!
  
Included in the Limited-Edition Bonus Pack
One each of the following:
• Exclusive Spill the Tea project bag
• Teacup enamel pin
• Teacup stitch marker
• Teacup sticker
• Spill the Tea pattern

While supplies last
Limit one Bonus Pack per person, please



 Project Bag 
  
Enamel Pin
  
Sticker
  
Stitch Marker*
*Each stitch marker is unique. Allow us to choose one for you.
 


The official pattern will be updated (via Ravelry and OliveKnits.com) on July 3, 2024. Before then, you’ll have access to the preorder file with all the details for yarn, size, swatching and MORE for this year’s 4 Day KAL.

Questions? Send us an email: hello@makersmercantile.com
or give us a call: (206) 717-7121

Our team is available Monday - Friday, 9am - 3pm Pacific.



Use this chart to determine which size you'll make, and also to discover how many skeins of each color yarn you'll need. Measurements in the chart below are the finished size of the garment. The pattern is designed to be worn with about 4 in (10 cm) of positive ease. Example: The recommended size for a person with a 36" bust would be size M.



 

 


Need some inspiration? We curated five tea-inspired color combinations for your consideration. Bold or subtle, Twisp offers colors for every style. 










 








We can't wait to see your finished project! Join the discussion on Facebook. Be sure to share photos of your progress on social media with the tags: #OliveKnits #SpillTheTea #MakersMercantile #4DayKAL

Check out the available colors of Twisp on our website.


Once you are finished with your project, consider using using your leftover Twisp to make Knitted Knockers! 

  Knitted Knockers are soft, comfortable handcrafted breast forms that are made with love by volunteers (that's you!) for women who have had mastectomies. Placed into most regular bras, they can provide a suitable alternative to traditional prostheses. They are soft, beautiful, light, huggable, and free to anyone who requests them through the Knitted Knockers website. Learn more: knittedknockers.org.