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 started the KAL on Thursday, March 30th ... but there is still time to join the fun!
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 ...
The Pattern and Schedule
Thursday, March 30th, 2017
Thursday, April 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th, 2017
Thursday, May 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th, 2017
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.
You can connect, ask questions, share photos, and get help via the Rowan's Ravelry group. Questions are typically answered daily.
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!.
Each square is approximately 12 inches x 9.5 inches.
You will need 31 balls of Rowan's Pure Wool Superwash Worsted in 14 colors ... or simply order the yarn pack which includes ...
Adjust your size to obtain gauge.
20 stitches per 4.0 inches/10 cm. in stockinette
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!
100% Superwash Wool
Yardage / Weight
219 yarns in 100g balls
20 Stitches over 4.0 inches/10 cm.
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!
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!
Happy 25th Anniversary
to Diane, Leslie and the entire team at
Mountain Colors Yarn!
"Best of" Amy's designs in Mountain Colors
Warmth with a touch of sparkle ... knit the Cloud Crystal Hat ...
Featuring Rowan's Pure Wool DK and Swarovski crystal beads!
This will quickly become your go-to winter hat with a puffy pompom, simple colorwork and Swarovski crystals ... just for a little bling! We've put together five colorways, so pick your favorite "Cloud Crystal" hat kit and knit something warm and twinkly for you or someone you love!
Kits 25% off during the month of April!
Cloud Crystal Hat Kit
by Amy Loberg
Knit in the round, this fun and simple colorwork hat features a wide turned up cuff, mohair and bead accents and a complementary colored top. Add a two-color pompom and you'll have the perfect topper!
|Finished Size||21" unstretched|
Cloud Crystal Hat Kit
Shown in Damson / Majestic / Dew
|Gauge||22 sts = 4″ in stockinette stitch with larger needle|
|Notions||1 stitch marker|
We've put together five color combos ... each with a neutral color and a splash of color and shine! The kit contains two full skeins of "Pure Wool Superwash DK" yarn and one skein "Kidsilk Haze Shine" with pre-strung Swarovski crystals, plus the pattern.
"Pure Wool Superwash DK" is a 100% superwash wool yarn that comes in a great variety of colors. Soft but durable, this yarn is ideal for projects for your family or for the home. "Kidsilk Haze Shine" yarn is created by plying three strands of Kidsilk Haze together with one strand of fine cotton. Then Swarovski crystal beads are added about every four inches ... how "twinkly"!
|Pure Wool DK Fiber Content||100% Superwash Merino Wool|
|Kidsilk Haze Shine Fiber Content||61% Kid Mohair / 27% Silk / 13% Cotton|
|Yardage / Weight||137 yards in 50g and 11 yards in 6.25g|
|Gauge||20 - 22 sts over 4″ on US 4 - 6 [3.50 – 4.00mm]|
|Care Instructions||Hand Wash, Cold, Dry Flat|