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Patty Lyons’ Soho-Slip-Stitch Sweater Knit-Along

Patty Lyons' Summer KAL

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Featuring Tahki's New Nordica Yarn
 
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Patty started the KAL on July 3rd ... there's still plenty of time to get in on the fun!

 Once again, it is our pleasure to work with Patty Lyons on her latest Soho Slip Stitch Sweater KAL! Just like her past KALs, Patty's summer project is more like 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 this amazing sweater below!


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The KAL starts on July 3rd and runs through September 10th

You will need a supply of the new Tahki Nordica yarn.  Tahki's “Nordica” is a beautiful 100% extra fine merino wool, bonus ... it's an easy care superwash!

It has great stitch definition and comes in a versatile DK weight. 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!

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

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

Soho Slip Stitch Sweater 
Shown in size 34½" chest with 2" of ease over high chest
Nordica - color: Teal (#2736) and White (#51) (Teal pictures coming soon!)

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KAL Materials

Soho Slip Stitch Sweater KAL Materials

Finished Sizes Women's Sizes: S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
Chest: 34 1/2 (38 ½, 43, 45 ½, 49 ½, 54, 56 ½)"
Chest: 87.5 (98, 109, 115.50, 125.50, 137, 143.50) cm
Front Length: 23 ½ (24 ¾, 25 ¾, 26 ½, 27½, 28, 28 ½)"
Front Length: 60 (63, 65, 67, 70, 71, 72) cm
Measured from top of shoulder to hem after pieces are seamed.
Yarn Nordica Color A - 7 (8, 10, 10, 11, 12, 12) balls
Nordica Color B - 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4) balls
Needles
Size US 6 [4.00mm] 32" circulars AND straights
Size US 8 [5.00mm] needles
Size US 9 [5.50mm] needles
Size E/4 [3.50mm] crochet hook
or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions Stitch markers
Buttons 1 (5/8 inch) button
We recommend waiting until after you finish your sweater to find and purchase the perfect button.

Tahki Stacy Charles Nordica

Fiber Content 100% Virgin Extrafine Superwash Merino Wool
Yardage / Weight 137 yds in 50 grams
Gauge 22 sts over 4″ on US 6 [4.00mm] to US 7 [4.500mm]
Care Instructions Machine Wash - Cold, Dry Flat

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Need an extra ball? ... you will 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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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!

Amy’s Designs in Mountain Colors Yarn!

Patty's Fall Knitting Challenge Information

Celebrating 25 Years of Mountain Color Yarns ...
Revisit a favorite project or discover a design you missed!

For the last 25 years, the creative team at Mountain Colors Yarn has brought us beautiful fiber in colors inspired by the Rocky Mountain West! Diana and Leslie each have a unique color sense.  By combining their individual aesthetics they are continually introducing amazing new colorways that sparks creativity in both knitters and crocheters.

We are proud to have supported Mountain Colors in our LYS since we opened in Galena, Illinois in May of 2004. Watching them add to their color and yarn lines has been a continual source of inspiration for many of Amy's designs.

Creating new colors are another way we've enjoyed working with Mountain Colors over the years. To date we offer 15 FiberWild custom colors in 10 yarns, most of which have patterns Amy specifically designed to show off their gorgeous hues! Below is a sampling of Amy's "best of" designs worked in Mountain Colors yarns. We hope you will revisit a favorite project or discover a design or color you missed!

Mountain Colors Yarns logo

Happy 25th Anniversary
to Diane, Leslie and the entire team at
Mountain Colors Yarn!

"Best of" Amy's designs in Mountain Colors

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