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Michelle “Knit-Purl-Hunter’s” Oh! Cowl KAL

Michelle Hunter's "Behind the Scenes" Cowl Knit-Along ...
Featuring HiKoo's NEW Oh! Yarn ... 20% Off!

Michelle's (a.k.a. Knit-Purl-Hunter) newest mystery KAL is a snuggly cowl!

As with all of Michelle's designs, this cowl is sure-to-be well designed and very stylish. Plus, it's knit in the brand new, 100% supersoft baby alpaca yarn named "Oh!" If you can let it out of your hands, this cowl is certain to make a great gift!

The cowl will feature a "study in cables" ... if you have never done cables, have no fear ... Michelle's the perfect teacher to guide you through your first cable project!

As always, we're delighted to help you find all the information you'll need to join the knit along and knit the project!

HiKoo's NEW Oh! Yarn ... 20% Off!

The Behind the Scenes Cowl Knit-Along Starts Thursday, October 5th.
Get your yarn now and join the Fun!

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The Project

"Behind the Scenes" Cowl

by Michelle Hunter
Free pattern posted
Progressively during the KAL

Michelle's knit alongs (KALs) are mystery knit alongs. So there are no preliminary photos ... all we know is that the finished cowl is one size about 8 1/2" wide by 47" long and will feature a cable.  If history has teaches us anything ... this design will be amazing!

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!!

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.

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.

Note: After Nov. 15 the pattern will not be free on KnitPurlHunter.com!
It will be available for $6.00 as a Ravelry ePattern.

Schedule

Segment

Date

First

October 5, 2017

Second

October 12, 2017

Third

October 19, 2017

Fourth

October 26, 2017

The pattern will be released in four weekly installments. Each Thursday the next part of the pattern is revealed. Thus the mystery! This KAL starts on Thursday, October 5th and continues on the 12th, 19th and 26th.

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

2HiKoo's Oh! - 20% Off!

Finished Sizes

One size: 8 1/2" wide, 47" long

Needles

US 10 [6.00mm] 24" circular needles or straight needles OR size needed to obtain gauge. Michelle recommends addi's new Olive Wood Needles!

Gauge

18 sts = 4" in stockinette, unblocked

Notions

4 x 30mm buttons - get the horn buttons Michelle used here!, cable needle

Skill Level

Beginner 

The Yarn

HiKoo's newest yarn is named after what you will you’ll say when you first touch it ... Oh! this is yummy! This 100% Super Baby Alpaca is the same luscious blend as SimpliCria but in a new aran/chunky weight!

HiKoo's NEW Oh! Yarn ... 20% Off!

Fiber Content

100% Super Baby Alpaca

Yardage / Weight

191 yarns in 100g

Gauge

 14-16 sts = 4" on US 9 - 10 [5.50mm - 6.00mm]

Care Instructions

Hand Wash, Dry Flat

Crochet Along Together with Amanda “Mandobug” Mannas

Join Amanda "Mandobug" Cowl "Crochet Along Together" ... 

Featuring HiKoo Simplicity in over 60 colors ... 20% Off

“Easy as 1-2-3” is a three color cowl perfect for those looking to learn how to crochet. The pattern features three of the most commonly used crochet stitches in an order that allows you to build your crochet skills. Each stitch is worked in a different color creating eye catching blocks of color that also help you learn to read your stitches. If you have been wanting to learn to crochet and are looking for an easy and stylish design, this project is for you!

As always, we're delighted to help you find all the info you need to crochet this project and participate in the Crochet Along Together!  This is a terrific way to start crocheting ... the Crochet Along Together starts March 2nd!

Easy as 1-2-3 Cowl

by Amanda Mannas
Pattern Free on Ravelry

This is not a Mystery KAL! The pattern will be released in 4 weekly segments starting on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017. You can put it into your Ravelry Library on or after March 2nd to automatically get the actual pattern and any updates during the CAT.

​Download the Pattern from Ravelry!

Skills you will learn during this CAT include how to crochet a chain, a single crochet, a half double crochet and double crochet. You will also learn how to whip stitch, weave in yarn ends ... not to mention how to read a crochet pattern and a crochet chart.

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"Easy as 1-2-3 Cowl"   |   Simplicity   |   Shown in Silver Hair / Aqua Mint / Deep Turquoise  

Schedule

Segment

Date

First

March 2nd, 2017

Second

March 9th, 2017

Third

March 16th, 2017

Fourth

March 23rd, 2017

The Crochet Along Together will run for a month ... each week a series of written instructions, charts and video tutorials will take you through each step of the project.  Updates will be posted to Ravelry ...

​Follow the CAT on Ravelry

Video clips will be posted on Skacel's YouTube channel ...

​Follow the CAT on YouTube

Materials

Finished Size

47" Circumference x 5.25" Width (when laid flat)

Materials

3 skeins HiKoo Simplicity - 20% Off - 1 skein each of your three favorite colors!

Shown in Silver Hair (#36) / Aqua Mint (#09) / Deep Turquoise (#10)

Yardage

117 yds color A (1 skein), 117 yds color B (1 skein), 117 yds color C (1 skein)

Needles and
Hooks

1 x 4.00mm Hook (see note below ...)

Note: There is no standard US sizing for crochet hooks!  For example ... Skacel's addi 4.00mm hooks are labeled (F).  Ravelry and other manufacturers call a 4.00mm crochet hook a size (G) ...
Always go by the millimeters when crocheting or shopping!

Adjust your size to obtain gauge.

Gauge

20 stitches and 18.5 rows = 4 inches in Single Crochet

Notions

One Locking Stitch Marker, Darning/Tapestry Needle

Care Instructions

Machine Wash, Cold, Dry Flat

Skill Level

Absolute Beginners

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The Yarn

HiKoo's "Simplicity" is a buttery soft yarn that is available in a huge selection of colors. Machine washable and very hardy, this yarn is wonderful for afghans, children's wear, and anything else that gets daily use!

Fiber Content

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

Yardage / Weight

117 yarns in 50g

Gauge

Crochet: 20 stitches and 18.5 rows = 4 inches in Single Crochet

Knitting: 20-22 Stitches over 4.0 inches/10 cm.
on US 4-6 [ 3.50-4.00mm ]

Care Instructions

Hand Wash, Dry Flat

Amanda put together the terrific Silver Hair / Aqua Mint / Deep Turquoise colorway ... but options are good!  With over 60 colors of Simplicity to choose from, we thought we would create a few more colorways to get you started ... take a look!

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Don't miss out on the fun! The CAT is FREE and Skacel is sponsoring a drawing for one first prize and two second place prizes. Winners will be chosen on April 25th!  For more information on the contest, prizes and how to enter visit SkacelKnitting.com.

You can connect, ask questions, share photos, and get help via the Skacel Collection, Inc. Ravelry group. Questions are typically answered daily. It's like having a knitting tutor 24/7! You're also encouraged to share progress photos to the FiberWild and Friends group on Ravelry.

Shop Simplicity

Kits – The Perfect Gift to Give (or Get!)

The Stockton Sock Kit

Remember the childhood excitement of getting an awesome gift under the Christmas tree – and then the bitter disappointment when you realize that Santa didn’t bring any batteries?  You would have to wait until the next day for your parents to buy some batteries so you could play with your new toy!

I get the same feeling when someone gives me an awesome yarn – but no pattern!

So that’s why I like our kits – especially for gift giving.  You get the pattern and the yarn in one cute little ready-to-get-knittin’ package – all you have to do is get your needles and start knitting.

We’ve put together a list of 18 kits that are great to give or receive.  Here are some of my favorites:  

  • Got a cell phone addicted teenager?  The
    Ruffled Crocheted Wristlet

    Braid Back Wristlet kit is perfect for cold weather – a little something to cover your hands while keeping your fingers free to call or text!

  • Don’t forget the crocheters!  The Ruffled Crocheted Wristlet is both feminine and functional with a pretty optional ruffle along the edge. 
  • Tired of knitting foofy, lacy socks? The Stockton Sock Kit is a warm compliment to your outdoor wardrobe – a plain workhorse of a sock without any lacework, cables or strange new stitches to stumble over.  Made of locally produced yarn, these socks are perfect for the long, cold winter ahead. 
  • Who doesn’t need a little magic?  The Magic Princess Set uses HiKoo’s fun Abracadabra yarn that changes color when you go into the sunlight.  Choose the hat, leggings, purse, or all three.  They’re white in the house, but step into the sunshine outdoors and pink and purple stripes magically appear.  
  • Sometimes you just gotta knit silly. 
    Magic Princess Set

    The Felted Ewe Knitting Kit is absolutely adorable!  The I-cord legs and arms are made first, then the body is worked in the round attaching the arms and legs as you go.  The kit even includes fiberfill to stuff your new little friend!

The kits are especially nice for our non-knitting friends to give us.  They don’t have to fret about whether it’s enough yarn or the right kind of yarn.  Just send them a link to our Kits to Make or Give page, with some fairly obvious hints about which kits you like best, and you won’t be taunted with a pattern that you can’t start immediately!

Happy Knitting . . . . Amy