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Michelle “Knit-Purl-Hunter’s” Transient Shawl KAL

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Michelle Hunter's "Transient" Shawl Knit-Along ...
Featuring HiKoo's NEW Concentric yarn ... 20% Off!

Michelle's (a.k.a. Knit-Purl-Hunter) newest mystery KAL is a gorgeous shawl!  As with all of Michelle's designs, this shawl is sure-to-be well designed and very stylish.

Get your yarn just in time ... the KAL started Thursday, April 5th! 

The Transient Shawl is knit in with one ball of HiKoo's brand new, 100% baby alpaca yarn "Concentric".  The yarn is named after the concentric circles that this cake of yarn so closely resembles.  Concentric is made from four non-plied strands, which create the distinctive color change. The colors change at a regulated sequence allowing for a wide range of design possibilities.

Pictured is a prototype of the shawl. This simple garter stitch example is in the exact shape of the Transient Shawl and knit in color #1022 Rainbow’s End.

The final Transient Shawl will feature different stitch pattern with each color change. You will find yourself racing to the next color change to find out what comes next!  Imagine how much prettier the real version will be with multiple stitch patterns inserted at the thirteen color changes.

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 Transient Shawl Knit-Along started Thursday, April 5th, 2018.

Shop Concentric Yarn ... 20% Off

The Project

"Concentric" Shawl

by Michelle Hunter
Free pattern posted
Progressively during the KAL, after May 15th, 2018 it's $6

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 May 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

  April 5, 2018

Second

April 12, 2018

Third

  April 19, 2018

Fourth

April 26, 2018

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, April 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

1HiKoo's Concentric ... 20% Off!

Note:  The "Shades of Blue" and "Burbs" colors are sold-out and no longer available!​

Finished Sizes

One size: 53" at widest edge, 27" deep

Needles

US 8 [5.00mm] 32" circular needles or straight needles OR size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge

Approximately 20 stitches and 40 rows = 4" in garter, unblocked

Skill Level

Beginner 

The Yarn

HiKoo's “Concentric” is a beautiful worsted weight gradient yarn. Long color sequences of this yarn transition smoothly and will send your project on a fun color journey! Made from super soft baby alpaca, this yarn begs to be made into a stunning shawl, but would also look great as a cozy sweater or other colorful accessory.

Fiber Content

100% Baby Alpaca

Yardage / Weight

437 yarns in 200g

Gauge

20 sts = 4" on US 8 [5.00mm]

Care Instructions

Hand Wash, Dry Flat

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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!

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!

The Behind the Scenes Cowl Knit-Along Started Thursday, October 5th, 2017.
Get your yarn now ... there's still time to join in on the Fun!

Shop Oh! Yarn

The Project

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!

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!

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

Shop Olivewood Circs 

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.

Shop Simplicity

"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

Shop Simplicity

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!

Shop Simplicity

Shop Simplicity


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