Rebirth KAL Info

The Rebirth Pullover and Rebirth Hat patterns have been written to include a symbolic story (summary is in the PDFs only) to encourage self awareness by using the project as a tool/mirror for self reflection.

The symbolism of the body/Leaf pattern is about getting to know yourself as you are. The sleeves represent aspects of yourself that you’re unaware of or separate from—the things you want to include in your life, as well as that which has kept itself hidden and separate from your conscious awareness. The yoke represents the unification of that which you know yourself to be with that which you have kept separate from yourself. The yoke is about your unification with the authentic version of yourself, by accepting yourself as the whole of who you are.

The Free KAL took place between March 31 and June 21, 2022. However, this is not a typical KAL in that there is no rush. In fact, it’s highly encouraged for you to take your time—go at your own speed—and intentionally bring slowness into the process of creating your sweater. There is no expectation for you to “keep up” with the rate of the zoom calls, or anyone else’s progress. Begin whenever you’re ready! All calls were all recorded and available for you to watch when you’re ready for them.

This material will remain available free online until January 1, 2023.


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Zoom 8 - Closing Ceremony

This is the recording for the 8th and final zoom recording for the Rebirth KAL.

What to expect in this recording:

• An intro to begin the closing process.
• Appreciation and gratitude (lighting the candle or light)
• Reflection on lessons learned (drinking the water)
• Letting go, cleansing and releasing (cleansing with smoke/breath)
• Moving forward (embracing your project)
• A final slow-knitting meditation

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Zoom 7 - Yoke Stockinette / Unity

This is the seventh zoom video recording for the Rebirth KAL.

What to expect in this recording:
• Three-Needle Bind-Off tutorial
• Closing the top of the hat
• Summary of the 3 cycles of this sweater and KAL
• Symbolism of the Yoke Stockinette
• Symbolism of Decrease Rounds 1 and 2
• Symbolism of changing to a smaller needle
• Symbolism of the Garter Stitch trim
• Symbolism of joining the underarm
• Symbolism of blocking and weaving in ends
• Slow-Knitting Meditation

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Zoom #6 - Hat Crown, Yoke Ribbing / Duality

This is the sixth zoom video recording for the Rebirth KAL.

What to expect in this recording:
• The Hat Crown Shaping
• Tip about trying on your Sweater
• Short-Row Tutorial
• Show & Tell 
• Summary of yoke symbolism so far
• Symbolism of the yoke ribbing
• Symbolism of the short-rows
• Slow-Knitting Meditation

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Zoom #5 - Joining Sleeves to Body for Yoke

What is in this Video:
• How to join the sleeves to the body
• K3tog and Sssk stitches
• I show off my "Shadow" version WIP
• Symbolism of the yoke and joining the sleeves to the body
• A slow-knitting meditation

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Zoom #4 - The Sleeves

In this recording we will initiate starting a new section of the project—the sleeves.

Included in this video are:

• The Knitting of the Sleeves

• Using dpns to knit in the round

• Knitting Show & Tell and Q&A

• Symbolism of the Sleeves

• A slow-knitting meditation, focusing on the things you want to see more of in your life.

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Zoom #3 - Leaf Pattern Cycles

This starts with talking about knitting related things, having a slow-knitting meditation, then moving into talking about the cycles of the leaf pattern, and how different parts of your project has relationships with other parts of your project. And for each segment, there is a period of Q&A, comments or show and tell.

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Zoom #2 - Getting to Know the Leaf Pattern

Included in this video are:

The Knitting Segment
• How to do the long-tail cast-on
• Joining on circular needles, to work in the round
• How to do the yo and s2kp stitches
• Following a chart for knitting in the round
• A period of Knitting Q&A or show and tell.

The Symbolic Segment
• About a 10-minute meditation with your knitting
• Investigating what the different parts of the Leaf Pattern represent
• An opportunity to share experiences so far, or Q&A relating to the symbolic / self reflective nature of the pattern

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Zoom Call #1 / Intro & Opening Ceremony

Here is the recording of the first Zoom meeting.

Included in this video are:
• A brief personal introduction
• A little info about how this project came to be
• A summary of the hat and pullover knitting patterns
• A summary of the symbolic nature of the patterns
• A crash course in how to use this project symbolically (which we will expand on as you practice and gain direct experience and through future Q & A periods)
• An intention-setting meditation with your tools, yarn, project bag and any symbolic/helping totems (candle, herbs, incense, idols, photos, etc…) you'd like to include.
• The symbolism for the garter stitch and if there's time we can touch on the Leaf Pattern symbolism as well.
• An overview of checking gauge in the Leaf Pattern in the round.
• How to do the S2KP and SSK stitches.

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It's time to Prepare

Welcome! In this post, you'll find:

• Info on gathering materials
• Considering yarn choice
• About unifying intention with the tools
• Some symbolic tools
• What does Rebirth Mean to you?

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