"Knit-Alongs"

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Michelle “Knit-Purl-Hunter’s” Adorable Ewe KAL

Join Michelle Hunter's "Adorable Ewe Baby Sweater" Knit-Along ...

Featuring HiKoo's Simpliworsted Yarn ... 20% Off!

This April Michelle Hunter (a.k.a. Knit-Purl-Hunter) brings you her next mystery KAL ... knit a baby sweater, the Adorable Ewe! This sure-to-be cute sweater is knit in the soft Simpliworsted yarn and is brimming with essential sweater knitting skills. When you're done, you will have the perfect gift for your favorite baby or grandbaby! 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 Project

"Adorable Ewe" Sweater

by Michelle Hunter
Pattern FREE posted Progressively during the event

Michelle's knit alongs (KALs) are mystery knit alongs. So there are no preliminary photos ... only a general of descriptions of the finished project. But she has told us that the baby sweater has a sheep-theme and will be way too cute to miss! ... checkout the sheep buttons!

The sweater is sized to fit a 6 month old baby and is appropriate for a boy or girl. Pick a boy or girl color ... or a gender neutral color if you are still waiting for the gender reveal!

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!!

The Adorable Ewe Knit-Along
Starts
Thursday, April 6th
Order your yarn Today!

Don't miss out on the fun! 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.

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.

Schedule

Segment

Date

First

April 6, 2017

Second

April 13, 2017

Third

April 20, 2017

Fourth

April 27, 2017

The pattern will be released in four weekly installments, so each Thursday the next part of the pattern is revealed. Thus the mystery! This KAL will start on Thursday, April 6th and continue on the 13th, 20th and 27th

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

2 x  Simpliworsted - Main Color - 20% Off!

1 x  Simpliworsted - White or Natural (sheep color)  -  20% Off!

1 x  Simpliworsted - Black (sheep accent) - 20% Off!

Finished Sizes

One size: Infant Six months

Needles

24"  US 9 [5.50mm] circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge

32"  US 8 [5.00mm] circular needles

Note: If larger needle size is adjusted, remember to adjust both needles!

Gauge

16 sts and 24 rows = 4" in Stockinette

Notions

4 x 5/8" buttons - Get the adorable Sheep buttons here!

Skill Level

Intermediate

The Yarn

HiKoo's "Simpliworsted" is a buttery soft yarn that is available in a huge selection of vibrant colors. Machine washable, this perfect all around worsted weight yarn is wonderful for just about any project!

Fiber Content

55% Superwash Wool / 28% Acrylic / 17% Nylon

Yardage / Weight

140 yarns in 100g skeins

Gauge

16 sts over 4" on US 10 [6.00mm]

Skill Level

Machine Wash, Dry Flat

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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 ... 25% Off

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 kicks off the KAL on Thursday, March 30th!

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 ...

Kaffe Fassett's 2017 Afghan Knit-Along
Featuring Rowan's Pure Wool Superwash Worsted at 25% Off!
 

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

The first weekly pattern segment will be released on March 30th, 2017 and will be updated every Thursday thru the end of June. 

​Pattern available on March 30th!

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

Also "Coming Soon" to Rowan's website ... 

​KAL on KnitRowan.com

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

Materials and Yarn Pack

The project calls for 31 balls of the Pure Wool yarn in 14 colors ... no worries, we made it simple!  We packaged Kaffe's colorway into a handy, easy to shop yarn pack ... priced at 25% Off!.

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 ... or simply order the yarn pack which includes ...

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

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! All Pure Wool Superwash Worsted is 25% Off!

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


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

Patty Lyons’ Tortola Knit-Along

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Get your "Tortola Sweater" Knit-Along Supplies

Lana Grossa Yarns ... 15% Off ... Plus Free Shipping!

It is our pleasure to work with Patty on her upcoming Tortola Sweater KAL! Patty has taken the idea of a KAL to a whole new level ... think of it more as an online class with how-to's and videos for the price of a pattern!

No mystery here ... we have posted a ton of pictures of both the Cap Sleeve and Tank Top version of this amazing sweater below! You can even knit the sweater with longer sleeves ... Patty will be posting pattern modification notes so you can make 1/2, 3/4 or long sleeve lengths!


Enjoy 15% off and Free Shipping!
Use code TORTOLA365 at checkout
(USPS First Class or Priority Shipping Only)


The KAL started on February 20th and runs through mid-April.

You will need a supply of either the Lana Grossa: 365 Cotone or 365 Cashmere yarns. Both yarns are mostly cotton with a touch of polyamide for strength ... but the 365 Cashmere has a helping of soft cashmere to give it a little more luxury. Check the sizing below for the number of balls you will need ... don't forget the needles and notions!

Registration is easy, simply purchase the pattern along with your yarn!  You will be automatically registered for the KAL ... just remember to add the pattern to your Ravelry Library during the download process!

​Shop Tortola Pattern

Visit Patty's Ravelry Forum for more information, including prize drawings!

Click to View Tortola Pictures

Join the KAL anytime ... the KAL info will stay live on Patty's Ravelry Group forever,
and the video tutorials will never expire!

Lana Grossa 365 Cashmere

Tortola Sweater KAL - 365 Cashmere Materials

Finished Sizes Women's Sizes: S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
Chest: 33 (35, 39½, 43, 46, 50, 54) inches
Front Length: 23 (23¼, 23¾, 24¼, 24¾, 25¼, 25½) inches from the lowest edge of the short row hem.
Tank Version 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) balls 365 Cashmere
Cap Sleeve Version 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9) balls 365 Cashmere
Longer Sleeves? Add 1-2 balls!
Needles
24″ or 32" Size US 6 [4.00mm] circulars or straights
16" Size US 6 [4.00mm] circular needles
or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions Removable stitch markers

Lana Grossa 365 Cashmere

Fiber Content 77% Cotton, 15% Cashmere, 8% Polyamide
Construction Unique Chainette
Yardage / Weight 190 yds in 50 grams
Gauge 20 sts over 4″ on US 6 [4.00mm]
Care Instructions Machine Wash - Cold, Dry Flat

Shop 365 Cashmere

Lana Grossa 365 Cotone

Tortola Top KAL - 365 Cotone Materials

Finished Sizes Women's Sizes: S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
Chest: 33 (35, 39½, 43, 46, 50, 54) inches
Front Length: 23 (23¼, 23¾, 24¼, 24¾, 25¼, 25½) inches from the lowest edge of the short row hem.
Tank Version 6 (6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) balls 365 Cotone
Cap Sleeve Version 7 (7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11) balls 365 Cotone
Longer Sleeves? Add 1-2 balls!
Needles
24″ or 32" Size US 5 [3.75mm] circulars or straights
16" Size US 5 [3.75mm] circular needles
or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions Removable stitch markers

Lana Grossa 365 Cotone

Fiber Content 88% Cotton, 12% Polyamide
Construction Unique Chainette
Yardage / Weight 153 yds in 50 grams
Gauge 20 sts over 4″ on US 7 [4.50mm]
Care Instructions Machine Wash - Cold, Dry Flat

Shop 365 Cotone

Keep all your options open ... buy an extra ball or two! ... especially if you want to make the longer sleeves! You will also need some yarn to swatch ... maybe you are just a “tight” knitter? Running out of yarn can be a real pain.  Getting more yarn, in your color, with the same dyelot can be impossible! Purchase an “insurance” ball. We're glad to accept returns on full, unused balls of yarn!

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