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Progressive Needles Knit-Along - Starts April 2
Spring Mystery Knit-Along "Kaika" Socks …
Featuring Sock Yarn Hand-Dyed by Schmutzerella
Limited Edition Color – Shop Early!!
 
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Sponsored by Skacel
The April Knit-Along is a pair of stylish socks called "Kaika." These socks feature a limited edition yarn color dyed by Seattle area hand-dyer, Schmutzerella. The yarn color, dubbed "Let's Make a Teal!" is 80% Extrafine Superwash Merino Wool and 20% Nylon in 437 yard/100g skeins.
While there's just one hand-dyed shade of specially dyed KAL sock yarn, we do have some other great color options below.
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 www.KnitPurlHunter.com 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 specially dyed "Let's Make a Teal!" KAL sock yarn. The yarn color was designed by Skacel and Michelle Hunter using the Wolkenspiel base yarn and dyed by Schmutzerella Yarns. Other color options are available below.
  • 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.
Other Color Options
Don't get us wrong. We love the "Let's Make a Teal!" color from Schmutzerella … but we also love options!! So we have 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
Cosmos
   Zitron Wolkenspiel shade sample
Paradise
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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