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Afghan Knit-a-Along with Kaffe Fassett

Join Kaffe Fassett's new Afghan Knit-Along ... 

Featuring Rowan's Pure Wool Worsted!

The design team at Rowan has once again teamed up with globally celebrated designer Kaffe Fassett to craft the perfect Knit-Along.  This season, Kaffe has created an amazing colorwork afghan! The last Kaffe Fassett Knit Along was amazingly popular and this KAL will be no different. As always, we're delighted to help you find all the info you need to knit this project and participate in the KAL!

Kaffe started the KAL on Thursday, March 30th, 2017 ... but you can join in anytime!

Kaffe Fassett Afghan KAL

by Kaffe Fassett

Inspired by bold geometric tile designs, Kaffe's afghan design achieves his iconic look without any complicated colorwork.  If you are an intermediate knitter, you will enjoy this project while building colorwork skills!

The afghan has a total of 48 squares knit from 13 unique patterns, plus a border and will be made using intarsia colorwork techniques. The layout of the squares flows around Kaffe's instantly recognizable tumbling block design.  Each square is then placed to achieve the maximum geometric impact.

Did we talk about Kaffe's colorways? ... they are simply amazing! For this KAL, he has crafted only one simple yet effective colorway that captures his distinctive Kaffe signature. But choices are good! We have over 50 colors of Rowan's Pure Wool Worsted ... so if you would like to substitute colors, we have all the project details in the "Materials" section below ...

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Kaffe Fassett's 2017 Afghan Knit-Along
Featuring Rowan's Pure Wool Superwash Worsted

The Pattern and Schedule

Segments

Dates

KAL Kick-Off

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

April

Thursday, April 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th, 2017

May

Thursday, May 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th, 2017

June

Thursday, June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd.  Catch-up Week June 29th, 2017

Border and Finishing

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Weekly pattern segments are released every Thursday thru the end of June on Rowan's website.  You will need to create an account and login to retrieve the pattern.

​Pattern on KnitRowan.com

You can connect, ask questions, share photos, and get help via the Rowan's Ravelry group. Questions are typically answered daily.

​Follow the KAL on Ravelry

You're also encouraged to share progress photos to the FiberWild and Friends group on Ravelry.

Materials and Yarn Pack

Finished Size

Each square is approximately 12 inches x 9.5 inches.
Finished afghan is approximately 5'11" x 6'4" (when laid flat).

Materials

You will need 31 balls of Rowan's Pure Wool Superwash Worsted in 14 colors ...

Color
Name

Color
Number

Quantity
Balls

Soft Cream

102

6

Moonstone

112

5

Charcoal Grey

155

6

Rust

106

1

Mallard

144

1

Cardinal

136

1

Oxygen

137

2

Oxford

148

2

Plum

122

1

Pretty Pink

113

2

Damson

150

1

Jade

127

1

Rich Red

124

1

Magenta

119

1

Needles

You will need a two sets of needles, a Size US 6 (4.0mm) circular ... a set of 24″ will work well (we love the addi Rockets!) and a Size 7 (4.5mm) straights or circulars ... 

Adjust your size to obtain gauge.

Gauge

20 stitches per 4.0 inches/10 cm. in stockinette

Notions

Stitch Markers and a Darning/Tapestry Needle

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The Yarn

Rowan's “Pure Wool Superwash Worsted” is a wonderfully soft basic worsted weight yarn. This machine washable wool, comes in a rainbow of colors, so finding the right one for your next project will be easy. Make a simple snugly sweater, a warm and cozy hat, or a cuddle-worthy afghan out of Rowan's Pure Wool Superwash Worsted!

Fiber Content

100% Superwash Wool

Yardage / Weight

219 yarns in 100g balls

Gauge

20 Stitches over 4.0 inches/10 cm.
on US 7 [ 4.50mm ]

Care Instructions

Hand Wash, Warm, Dry Flat

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Don't hesitate to call or drop a note if we can help with your yarn, needle or notion selections!

Amy’s Designs in Mountain Colors Yarn!

Patty's Fall Knitting Challenge Information

Celebrating 25 Years of Mountain Color Yarns ...
Revisit a favorite project or discover a design you missed!

For the last 25 years, the creative team at Mountain Colors Yarn has brought us beautiful fiber in colors inspired by the Rocky Mountain West! Diana and Leslie each have a unique color sense.  By combining their individual aesthetics they are continually introducing amazing new colorways that sparks creativity in both knitters and crocheters.

We are proud to have supported Mountain Colors in our LYS since we opened in Galena, Illinois in May of 2004. Watching them add to their color and yarn lines has been a continual source of inspiration for many of Amy's designs.

Creating new colors are another way we've enjoyed working with Mountain Colors over the years. To date we offer 15 FiberWild custom colors in 10 yarns, most of which have patterns Amy specifically designed to show off their gorgeous hues! Below is a sampling of Amy's "best of" designs worked in Mountain Colors yarns. We hope you will revisit a favorite project or discover a design or color you missed!

Mountain Colors Yarns logo

Happy 25th Anniversary
to Diane, Leslie and the entire team at
Mountain Colors Yarn!

"Best of" Amy's designs in Mountain Colors

Yarn Gift Packs – Two Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer!

Covet Yarn Pack

We had to cover the roses last weekend … we had two nights of freezing temperatures, and that can only mean one thing – time to start thinking about holiday gifts and holiday projects!  There are thousands of potential gifts that you can give or receive, but even with all of those choices my favorite gift is the same every year – YARN!

And we’ve made it even easier to give the gift of yarn this year with our new yarn gift packs.  Each gift pack includes a pattern and enough yarn to complete the project, all tucked into a neat, easy-to-wrap white gift box.

Rhapsody Glitter Light Yarn Pack

What a perfect gift to give to your favorite knitter or crocheter!  Choose from hats, scarves, a cowl or a wrap.  All are one-size-fits-all projects.  The projects vary in skill level, and the yarn ranges from fingering to super bulky to suit any knitter or crocheter.  And all of the yarns are extra special yarns worthy of gift-giving! 

Or . . . . Make the project yourself and give the completed project as a gift.  Be sure to keep the box, because we’ve sized the box so that you can put your completed gift in the box to neatly gift wrap it when you’re done!  We all know that gift wrapping a scarf without a box leaves you with a lumpy, wrinkly, sad looking package that doesn’t do justice to the lovingly hand-made gift inside.

So, which yarn gift pack is your favorite?

Rasta Yarn Pack Scarf
  • Cosma Yarn Gift Pack has three skeins of the soft and luxurious baby alpaca, wool and silk blend Berroco Cosma, along with a pattern for the crocheted Fan Stitch Scarf. 
  • Covet Yarn Gift Pack includes four skeins of the heavenly Knit One Crochet Too Covet yarn, a soft and exquisite 100% Superbaby alpaca yarn, together with a pattern for the knitted Gentle Stripes Cowl.  
  • Liberty Wool Light Yarn Gift Pack is three balls of the soft and warm, 100% Washable Wool Classic Elite Liberty Wool Light yarn.  The included Alpine Cap pattern is a fun, colorwork knitted pattern.  
  • Rasta Yarn Gift Pack is two skeins of the warm and soft 100% pure Merino Wool Malabrigo Rasta yarn.  The included Big Buttonhole Scarf pattern is a quick and easy knit with the super bulky Rasta yarn!   
  • Rhapsody Glitter Light Yarn Gift Pack includes one skein of the shimmering soft Artyarn Rhapsody Glitter Light yarn, a soft blend of silk and mohair with a bit of silver metallic lurex to give it some sparkle.  Knit the Simple Crescent Wrap pattern for a gift that dazzles!
  • Shetland Fingering Yarn Gift Pack is six skeins of the colorful Elemental Affects Shetland Fingering yarn, a lovely 100% North American Shetland Wool yarn.  The Gift Pack includes a knitted pattern for the Color Foray Tam, a cool topper with lots of interesting colorwork. 
Rhapsody Crescent Wrap

Give the yarn or the completed project – two ways to spread yarny holiday cheer!

Happy Knitting . . . . Amy