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 ...
The Pattern and Schedule
Thursday, March 30th, 2017
Thursday, April 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th, 2017
Thursday, May 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th, 2017
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.
You can connect, ask questions, share photos, and get help via the Rowan's Ravelry group. Questions are typically answered daily.
You're also encouraged to share progress photos to the FiberWild and Friends group on Ravelry.
Materials and Yarn Pack
Each square is approximately 12 inches x 9.5 inches.
You will need 31 balls of Rowan's Pure Wool Superwash Worsted in 14 colors ...
Adjust your size to obtain gauge.
20 stitches per 4.0 inches/10 cm. in stockinette
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!
100% Superwash Wool
Yardage / Weight
219 yarns in 100g balls
20 Stitches over 4.0 inches/10 cm.
Hand Wash, Warm, Dry Flat
Don't hesitate to call or drop a note if we can help with your yarn, needle or notion selections!
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!
Happy 25th Anniversary
to Diane, Leslie and the entire team at
Mountain Colors Yarn!
"Best of" Amy's designs in Mountain Colors
|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|
|Rhapsody Crescent Wrap|
Give the yarn or the completed project – two ways to spread yarny holiday cheer!
Happy Knitting . . . . Amy