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Progressive Needles Knit-Along - Starts April 2
Join the spring Mystery Knit-Along "Kaika" Socks …
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Michelle's April Knit-Along is a pair of stylish socks called "Kaika." Michelle is featuring a limited edition color dyed by Seattle area hand-dyer, Schmutzerella. It's a "Good News", "Bad News" situation ...

The Bad News: We are sold out of the specially dyed "Let's Make a Teal!" color for the KAL.
The Good News: We do have some other great color options (below) dyed on the same base yarn.

Also, you can substitute a terrific sock yarn, "CoBaSi". CoBaSi is available in over 30 colors ... wool free, and on sale for $6.00 a skein ... you will need two skeins!

Looking for other hand-dyed alternatives? ... give us a call we have a few suggestions you will love!!
Sponsored by Skacel Schmutzerella "Let's Make a Teal!"
For those of you who are not familiar with Michelle's KALs, it is a "Mystery" Knit-Along. The pattern for the "Kaika" socks will be revealed in four weekly installments, starting on the first Thursday in April (Apr. 2). Each week, the next part of the sock pattern is revealed—thus the "mystery!"
What we can say is that "Kaika" socks are knit from the toe-up and feature Japanese stitches. The pattern will be available in three women's sizes: small, medium, and large. The stitch guage in stockinette stitch is 8.25 sts = 1″.
The pattern will be available at along with educational "how-to" video clips. Also, there are two forums where you can ask questions and get help. You can post questions either on Michelle's KAL site or on her Ravelry page. Questions are typically answered daily. The video lessons along with the forums let knitters of all skill levels to participate and get help if needed... it's like having a knitting tutor 24/7!
Women's Size Reference
Small: Leg circumference measures approximately 6 1/2″ unstretched and stretches comfortably to 11″.
Medium: Leg circumference measures approximately 8″ unstretched and stretches comfortably to 14″.
Large: Leg circumference measures approximately 9″ unstretched and stretches comfortably to 16″.
Here are the materials you will need to knit the "Kaika" socks:
  • One skein of the Wolkenspiel sock yarn. Color options are available (below).

    Or substitute "CoBaSi" ... you will need two skeins for the Kaika socks!
  • The recommended needles are size US 1 (2.5 mm) double pointed needles or size US 1 (2.5 mm) 32″ circulars if you prefer "The Magic Loop" method. We love all the addi circs … choose your faves!
  • Pins or locking stitch markers. You will need a handful of pins depending on the size socks you are knitting; the small size needs 18 pins, the medium 22 pins, and the large 24 pins.

Don't get us wrong. We loved the "Let's Make a Teal!" color from Schmutzerella … but we simply can't get anymore! Here are seven other fantastic colors of the same Wolkenspiel base yarn!
Zitron Wolkenspiel swatch
Swatch in Autumn Mood
   Zitron Wolkenspiel shade sample
Garden of Eden
   Zitron Wolkenspiel shade sample
At the Fireplace
   Zitron Wolkenspiel shade sample
Night Music
Zitron Wolkenspiel shade sample
Late Summer
   Zitron Wolkenspiel shade sample
Autumn Mood
   Zitron Wolkenspiel shade sample
   Zitron Wolkenspiel shade sample
There is no registration, simply visit Michelle's website starting on April 2nd at 9am EDT for Part 1.
Remaining clues will be released April 9th, 16th, and 23rd.

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