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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

Keeping the Mystery KAL in Perspective

Perspectives Kit in Plum/Brass

You’ve heard that in life it’s important to keep things in perspective.  I pledge to keep the new Mountain Colors Mystery Knit Along (MKAL) in perspective . . . . Literally.  Because it’s knit in the Mountain Colors Perspective Crazyfoot yarn set!

Have you used Perspectives yet?  It’s the perfect solution for the color junkie in you!  Each set includes five mini skiens of coordinating colors of Crazyfoot yarn, a durable fingering weight wool that’s machine washable.  Each mini skein contains 90 yards for a total of 450 yards per pack.  You get a fun mix of colors – but not too much of any one color.

Bonus:  We have the Crazyfoot Perspectives kits on sale at 20% off!

Perspectives in Silver/Purple

The MKAL is designed and hosted by Mari Chiba.  You’ve seen her designs in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Knit.Purl, Knitty, Twist Collective, and more in addition to self publishing on Ravelry. But on top of all that professional stuff, we know that Mari is silly and fun – so I’m sure that this will be a fun project!

We know that the mystery pattern is a cowl.  What does it look like?  We don’t know!  Mari tells us that it’s approximately 26.5″ around and 16″ tall, and it’s a lovely lightweight cowl that can be worn in any season.  She also said that it’s perfect for the intermediate beginner who is familiar with knitting in the round and is eager to learn some new stitches.  How will Mari use the different colors in the Perspectives kit?  We’ll all have to stay tuned…

Perspectives in Sage/Moss

The pattern is a Ravelry pattern and can be easily purchased through FiberWild! (along with our other 6,861 Ravelry patterns!).  The pattern updates will be sent each week through Ravelry, starting with Clue #1 on September 3rd – just in time to stuff in your bag for your Labor Day Weekend trip!  The remaining clues will be on the next three Thursdays: September 10th, 17th & 24th.

Do you like prizes?  Who doesn’t?  Mountain Colors is offering three great prizes:

Perspectives in Brights

Prize #1: Purchase the Perspectives MKAL pattern now through September 3rd and you’ll be entered to win a Perspectives Crazyfoot Kit!  

Prize #2: Create a Ravelry project page for your Perspectives MKAL, project tag your project MCMKAL and be entered to win a skein of Mountain Colors Yarn!  

Prize #3: Post a photo of your finished cowl by October 1st in the Ravelry group to qualify for a yarn prize!

Happy Knitting . . . . Amy