"Michelle Hunter Designs"

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Sock of the Month: “Stranded in Mykonos” Socks

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!

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Stranded in Mykonos
Socks

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!

Finished Sizes

7 ¾” (8 ¼”, 9”) approx. foot circumference

Materials

Yardage

4 skeins of HiKoo CoBaSi (each a different color)

Shown in Royal, Deep Turquoise, Ripe Raspberry and White

Approximately

Color A: 150 (160, 180) yards
Color B: 80 (88, 105) yards
Color C: 60 (65, 80) yards
Color D: 115 (120, 150) yards

Needles

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

Gauge

32 st = 4” (30 st = 4”, 30 st = 4”) in Stockinette stitch

Skill Level

Intermediate

"Stranded in Mykonos" Socks   |   HiKoo CoBaSi
Shown in Royal, Deep Turquoise, Ripe Raspberry and White

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YARN

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

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Michelle Hunter’s Christmas Stocking Trifecta

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!

PROJECT INFO

Brown Sheep Yarn at FiberWild!

Christmas Stocking Trifecta

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!

Finished Sizes

12" leg circumference, 19" high from toe to cuff

Materials

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

Yardage

Approximately 275-330 yards

Needles

US 7 [4.50 mm] and US 6 [4.00mm] circular needles or double point needles OR size to obtain gauge

Gauge

20 st = 4" in Stockinette stitch

Skill Level

Intermediate

YARN

Nature Spun Worsted

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!

Fiber Content

100% Wool

Yardage / Weight

245 yds in 100g

Gauge

20 sts over 4" on US 7 [4.50mm]

Care Instructions

Hand Wash, Dry Flat

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Michelle “Knit-Purl-Hunter’s” Oh! Cowl KAL

Michelle Hunter's "Behind the Scenes" Cowl Knit-Along ...
Featuring HiKoo's NEW Oh! Yarn!

Michelle's (a.k.a. Knit-Purl-Hunter) newest mystery KAL is a snuggly cowl!

As with all of Michelle's designs, this cowl is sure-to-be well designed and very stylish. Plus, it's knit in the brand new, 100% supersoft baby alpaca yarn named "Oh!" If you can let it out of your hands, this cowl is certain to make a great gift!

The cowl will feature a "study in cables" ... if you have never done cables, have no fear ... Michelle's the perfect teacher to guide you through your first cable project!

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 Behind the Scenes Cowl Knit-Along Started Thursday, October 5th, 2017.
Get your yarn now ... there's still time to join in on the Fun!

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The Project

Michelle's knit alongs (KALs) are mystery knit alongs. So there are no preliminary photos ... all we know is that the finished cowl is one size about 8 1/2" wide by 47" long and will feature a cable.  If history has teaches us anything ... this design will be amazing!

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 Nov. 15 the pattern will not be free on KnitPurlHunter.com!
It will be available for $6.00 as a Ravelry ePattern.

Schedule

Segment

Date

First

October 5, 2017

Second

October 12, 2017

Third

October 19, 2017

Fourth

October 26, 2017

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, October 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!

Materials

Materials

2HiKoo's Oh!

Finished Sizes

One size: 8 1/2" wide, 47" long

Needles

US 10 [6.00mm] 24" circular needles or straight needles OR size needed to obtain gauge. Michelle recommends addi's new Olive Wood Needles!

Gauge

18 sts = 4" in stockinette, unblocked

Notions

4 x 30mm buttons - get the horn buttons Michelle used here!, cable needle

Skill Level

Beginner 

The Yarn

HiKoo's newest yarn is named after what you will you’ll say when you first touch it ... Oh! this is yummy! This 100% Super Baby Alpaca is the same luscious blend as SimpliCria but in a new aran/chunky weight!

Fiber Content

100% Super Baby Alpaca

Yardage / Weight

191 yarns in 100g

Gauge

 14-16 sts = 4" on US 9 - 10 [5.50mm - 6.00mm]

Care Instructions

Hand Wash, Dry Flat

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