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Building with Lace by Michelle “Knit Purl” Hunter

Patty Lyons' Summer KAL

Michelle "Knit Purl" Hunter's latest skill-building book ...
Learn lace knitting - featuring HiKoo's Rylie yarn - 20% Off!

Master lace knitting one section at a time.  Building with Lace is the third book from renowned knitter and teacher, Michelle Hunter!

Building with Lace

This book has a carefully designed sequence of patterns that introduce knitters to lace work starting with the basics and working towards more difficult patterns. Following the same format as Michelle’s earlier books, Building Blocks and Building in Color, Building with Lace is the long awaited addition to this educational series!

All patterns are supported by Michelle’s excellent, and free, online video instruction.

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Pattern

The shawl starts with a provisional cast on for an applied border. Following this, are nine progressive lace patterns with garter stitch edges and rows of garter stitch between each section to give them each a nice frame. Beads are used in one of the patterns and on the borders. Once finished, you will have a gorgeous sampler shawl to showcase your lace knitting skills!

Finished Size

22" wide by 72" long

Yardage

1260 yards (5 skeins)

Materials

5 x HiKoo Rylie (in one color)

Samples shown in Driftwood, Pearl and Kelp

Needles

24" US 6 [4.00mm] circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge

22 sts and 29 rows = 4" x 4" in Stockinette

Hooks

US F [4.00mm] crochet hook to cast on

US #12 or #14 [0.75mm or 1.00mm] crochet hook used for bead placement

Notions

628 x No. 6 seed beads
Removable Stitch Markers
Cable Needle
Tapestry Needle
Counter for keeping track of rows
Several yards of waste yarn for provisional cast on and lifeline

Skill Level

Easy - Intermediate

A note on beads: Beads are added in Section #5 and in the borders. Look for high-quality beads with a consistent barrel opening. Bring your yarn when purchasing the seed beads to ensure that a doubled strand will slip through the bead using the crochet hook.

Gauge is extremely important in this project from a yardage standpoint!  When knit to the recommended gauge, the shawl uses five skeins of Rylie with approximately 110 yards / 40g remaining. While the shawl doesn’t actually have to “fit”, properly sized stitches will use the recommended amount of yarn. Larger stitches use more yarn, potentially causing a shortage. Take the time to knit a swatch to assess the stitches, and change needle sizes if necessary.

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Yarn

HiKoo's “Rylie” is a unique, luxurious natural blend yarn. Linen adds a rustic look to Rylie, while the baby alpaca adds softness and the mulberry silk adds drape and a hint of sheen. Great for any season, this sport weight yarn would make a soft cozy shawl or fun unique top.

Fiber Content 50% Baby Alpaca / 25% Mulberry Silk / 25% Linen
Yardage / Weight 274 yds in 100g
Gauge 24 sts over 4″ on US 3 - 4 [3.25 - 3.50mm]
Care Instructions Hand Wash Cold, Dry Flat

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Best of Michelle “Knit Purl” Hunter

New!  The best of Michelle's Knit-Along Designs...
Hardcopy, eBook or individual PDFs ... you Choose!

You already know about Michelle's hugely popular Progressive Needles Knit-Along series hosted over the last 4-5 years ... now, Michelle has collected her most popular KAL designs into one terrific book! The patterns have been re-knit in new yarns and fresh colors to tempt your needles!  But the best thing about the book is each design is supported by the super helpful videos on her website.

The hardcopy book and individual PDFs are available here at FiberWild.com, but the eBook is only available on Ravelry. Take a look at each amazing design below, get your project PDF, yarn, needles and notions right away ... check out the introductory video ...

Best of Knit Purl Hunter Designs


Michelle "Knit Purl" Hunter

A few years ago, Michelle pioneered the idea of an online knit-along that knitters around the world could participate in ... supported by the Ravelry community, video instruction and terrific patterns.  The Progressive Needles Knit Along has set the standard for these online gatherings.

A quote from her book ... "I have always considered myself the luckiest person alive because I have a career that combines my two passions - knitting and teaching.  I hope my passion brings success to your knitting and a thirst to broaden your knowledge.  We have lots of fun ahead of us!"

​Here at FiberWild, we feel honored to have supported Michelle over the last few years and hope you will enjoy her new book ... and making a project or two!

Oh, ... we almost forgot to tell you about the Pillow!

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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!