Michelle Hunter's "Transient" Shawl Knit-Along ...
Featuring HiKoo's NEW Concentric Yarn!
Michelle's (a.k.a. Knit-Purl-Hunter) newest mystery KAL is a gorgeous shawl! As with all of Michelle's designs, this shawl is sure-to-be well designed and very stylish.
The Transient Shawl is knit in with one ball of HiKoo's brand new, 100% baby alpaca yarn "Concentric". The yarn is named after the concentric circles that this cake of yarn so closely resembles. Concentric is made from four non-plied strands, which create the distinctive color change. The colors change at a regulated sequence allowing for a wide range of design possibilities.
Pictured is a prototype of the shawl. This simple garter stitch example is in the exact shape of the Transient Shawl and knit in color #1022 Rainbow’s End.
The final Transient Shawl will feature different stitch pattern with each color change. You will find yourself racing to the next color change to find out what comes next! Imagine how much prettier the real version will be with multiple stitch patterns inserted at the thirteen color changes.
As always, we're delighted to help you find all the information you'll need to join the knit along and knit the project!
The Transient Shawl Knit-Along will start Thursday, April 5th, 2018.
by Michelle Hunter
Free pattern posted
Progressively during the KAL, after May 15th, 2018 it's $6
All of the techniques Michelle uses will be supported by her video tutorials and she answers questions daily on her website and Ravelry group. Michelle's instructions, tutorials and videos have made her KALs extremely popular ... think of her KAL as an online class, worth far more than the price of admission — which is, of course, Free!!
You can also connect, ask questions, share photos, and get help via the Knit Purl Hunter KAL Ravelry group. You're also encouraged to share progress photos to the FiberWild and Friends group on Ravelry.
The KAL is FREE and Skacel is sponsoring a drawing for one grand prize and two second place prizes. For more information on prizes and how to enter visit SkacelKnitting.com.
Note: After May 15 the pattern will not be free on KnitPurlHunter.com!
It will be available for $6.00 as a Ravelry ePattern.
April 5, 2018
April 12, 2018
April 19, 2018
April 26, 2018
The pattern will be released in four weekly installments. Each Thursday the next part of the pattern is revealed. Thus the mystery! This KAL starts on Thursday, April 5th and continues on the 12th, 19th and 26th.
The pattern and videos will be available at KnitPurlHunter.com/KAL where you can post questions as well. You can also connect via the Knit Purl Hunter Ravelry group. Questions are typically answered daily. The video lessons along with the forums let knitters of all skill levels participate and get whatever help they need. It's like having a knitting tutor 24/7!
One size: 53" at widest edge, 27" deep
Approximately 20 stitches and 40 rows = 4" in garter, unblocked
HiKoo's “Concentric” is a beautiful worsted weight gradient yarn. Long color sequences of this yarn transition smoothly and will send your project on a fun color journey! Made from super soft baby alpaca, this yarn begs to be made into a stunning shawl, but would also look great as a cozy sweater or other colorful accessory.
100% Baby Alpaca
Yardage / Weight
437 yarns in 200g
20 sts = 4" on US 8 [5.00mm]
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
You will love being "Stranded in Mykonos" ...
Featuring HiKoo's CoBaSi yarn ... 20% Off!
These colorful socks were inspired by the the island of Mykonos, part of the Cyclades Islands of Greece ... famous for its striking white buildings with colorful doors, dome roofed buildings and maze-like streets lined with vivid pink Bougainvillea flowers. The brilliant blue ocean is dotted the bright sail boats ... and Amy was able to capture it all in the gorgeous Stranded in Mykonos Socks!
Surrounded by the turquoise Aegean Sea, the island is steeped in history. Traditional Cycladic architecture abounds and six museums exhibit pieces from the Hellenistic and prehistoric eras. Mykonos has more recently gained a reputation as a posh party island ... but no worries, there are estimated to be up to 800 chapels on the island to maintain a good balance. If ever you were to get stranded on an island, this would be the perfect one!
Bonus: Get the pattern FREE with purchase of HiKoo's CoBaSi Yarn!
Thank you to Kim M. for the inspiration she gave us from her trip to Greece last winter!
Stranded in Mykonos
by Amy Loberg
Pattern FREE with purchase of CoBaSi
Knit from the top down, these socks start with a two-color ribbed cuff. Larger needles are used on the cuff and leg of the sock to maintain the correct gauge while knitting the stranded colorwork. A series of motifs depicting famous sights of Mykonos make up the leg. The first motif uses three colors, but after that only two colors are used at a time for fun colorwork knitting. These socks also feature a full gusset and eye of partridge heel. When you're done, you'll love wearing these bright and beautiful socks that evoke the vivid sights of the island of Mykonos!
7 ¾” (8 ¼”, 9”) approx. foot circumference
4 skeins of HiKoo CoBaSi (each a different color)
Shown in Royal, Deep Turquoise, Ripe Raspberry and White
Color A: 150 (160, 180) yards
Size Small: 2 x 24" US 2 [2.75mm] and US 1 [2.25mm] circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge
Size Medium/Large: 2 x 24" US 2.5 [3.00mm] and US 1.5 [2.50mm] circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge
NOTE: The cuff and colorwork section of the sock is worked with the larger needle. Change to the smaller needle to knit the foot and heel
32 st = 4” (30 st = 4”, 30 st = 4”) in Stockinette stitch
HiKoo CoBaSi ... 20% Off!
Cotton, Bamboo, and Silk give CoBaSi its name, but it’s the 21% Elastic Nylon that gives this wool-free sock yarn the kind of stretch and bounce that makes CoBaSi a great choice for socks ... for even the most die-hard fans of wool. It’s light-weight, cool, durable, and soft. Plus it stays up your leg instead of bunching around your ankles. All that at a price that’s hard to beat!
|Fiber Content||55% Cotton, 16% Bamboo, 8% Silk, 21% Elastic Nylon|
|Yardage / Weight||220 yds in 50g|
|Gauge||26 – 32 sts over 4" on US 1– 4 [2.25 – 3.50mm]|
|Care Instructions||Machine Wash Gentle & Cold, Dry Flat|
Knit a wonderful Holiday heirloom ... the "Christmas Stocking Trifecta"
by Michelle "Knit Purl" Hunter!
Give a handmade gift that will be cherished for years to come with the Christmas Stocking Trifecta pattern from Knit Purl Hunter!
Each stocking starts with the same toe and heel, then you can choose to knit snowflakes, deer or snowmen on the leg. Finish with the special someone's name or the year it was made.
Michelle knit her stockings in Cascade 220, but we love Brown Sheep's Nature Spun Worsted for this project. We've put together two perfect traditional color combos in red, green and white ... see them below. Or choose a more modern holiday color scheme from the 27 colors we have in stock!
Make someone extra merry this Christmas!
by Michelle Hunter
This trio of traditional Christmas stockings take on a modern twist with toe up construction and a short row heel. Each stranded stocking has large color charts for easy reading. The pattern includes three separate stocking designs along with video support for all of the techniques. An alphabet chart is included to personalize your family heirloom!
12" leg circumference, 19" high from toe to cuff
3 x skeins of Nature Spun Worsted in 3 colors
NOTE: Each design uses three colors. When worked to gauge, the three balls will yield two stockings
Approximately 275-330 yards
20 st = 4" in Stockinette stitch
Brown Sheep's "Nature Spun" yarn is a soft worsted weight 100% wool great for warm accessories and felting. Made in the good 'ole USA!
We've chosen two perfect red-green-white combos to make color matching easy. For a sophisticated look choose: Natural, Enchanted Forest and Scarlet ... or for a brighter stocking go with: Snow, Irish Shamrock and Red Fox. If you have color questions give us a call ... we are happy to help!
Yardage / Weight
245 yds in 100g
20 sts over 4" on US 7 [4.50mm]
Hand Wash, Dry Flat