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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!

Shop Oh! Yarn

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

Stalagmite and Apple Spice Hats

Stalagmite and Apple Spice Hats

Gifts made easy with two Quick to Knit Hats ...
Featuring Zen Yarn Garden's Serenity Chunky!

It’s never too early to get a jump on your, um ... dare I say it ... holiday gift knitting? Amy just put these perfect one skein hat projects together for our Zen Yarn Garden sale ... both are stylish and quick to knit ... don’t procrastinate!
The Stalagmite Hat is a classic beanie that will hold your interest with chunky cables, while the Apple Spice is a stylish split brim bonnet. We have 60+ wonderful saturated colors of the Serenity Chunky to choose from ... you are certain to find a few you will love! You’ll be whipping up a handmade gift (or two) in no time!
PROJECTS
Zen Yarn Garden Logo
Stalagmite Hat
by Amy Loberg
The Stalagmite Hat uses just one skein of soft, single-ply Serenity Chunky. Bold, flowing cables work their way up from the ribbed brim to the top of the Stalagmite hat creating an intriguing woven texture. Guys and gals alike will love this warm, cozy beanie.
To Fit 21″ - 24″ circumference
Finished Size 22″ circumference unstretched
Stalagmite Materials Zen Yarn Garden - Serenity Chunky
Shown in Icicle
Stalagmite Yardage Approximately 125 yards (1 skein)
Needles
Size US 10.5 [6.5mm] 16″, US 11 [8.00mm] 24″ circular needles, and US 11 [8.00mm] double pointed needles
or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge 14 sts = 4″ in Stockinette stitch on larger needles
Notions cable needle, stitch marker
Skill Level Intermediate
Apple Spice Hat
by Amy Loberg
The Apple Spice Hat is knit in the round starting at the crown, and is then worked flat creating a split for the wide, mock cable brim. A neat i-cord bind off and large, fluffy tassels add the finishing touches and help hold the hat snug around the ears.
Finished Size Approximately 23″ circumference
Apple Spice Materials Zen Yarn Garden - Serenity Chunky
Shown in Saffron
Apple Spice Yardage Approximately 120 yards (1 skein)
Needles
Size US 10 [6.0mm] 16″, US 11 [8.00mm] 24″ circular needles, and US 11 [8.00mm] double pointed needles
or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge 14 sts = 4″ in Stockinette stitch on larger needles
Notions stitch marker
Skill Level Easy
Stalagmite and Apple Spice Hats Serenity Chunky
Stalagmite and Apple Spice Hats Serenity Chunky
YARN
Icicle Serenity Chunky
Saffron Serenity Chunky
Burning Bush Serenity Chunky
Latte Serenity Chunky
Menta Serenity Chunky
French Vanilla Serenity Chunky
Sinatra Serenity Chunky
Terracotta Serenity Chunky
Crocus Serenity Chunky
Grey Wolf Serenity Chunky
Zen Yarn Garden's Serenity Chunky is a wonderful blend of merino, cashmere, and nylon. This single ply yarn knits up quickly, which makes it perfect for quick projects or gifts.
Fiber Content 70% Superwash Merino Wool / 20% Cashmere / 10% Nylon
Yardage / Weight 125 yards in 100g skeins
Gauge 12 – 15 sts over 4″ on US 9 – 11 [5.50 – 8.00mm]
Care Instructions Hand Wash, Dry Flat

December Dream Club – The New Deadwood Cowl

MEMBERS ONLY!  Just kidding!  Everyone is welcome in Dream in Color Dream Club!

Here’s how it works:  The gals at Dream in Color pick one of their favorite yarns and dye it an exclusive color that is available only in the Dream Club kit, then pair up the new color with a new pattern.  Once the limited edition color is gone – it’s gone!

Deadwood Cowl

December’s color is a mix of grass green, gray blue, and grey.  The kit also includes a skein in Old Pueblo (a regular color), a soothing, mellow gray.  Both yarns are Canyon, a 100% extra fine wool yarn in a wonderful aran weight that is grown, spun, and hand dyed in the USA!

The pattern is the “Deadwood Cowl,” a cozy cowl designed by Mercedes Tarasovich.  The unique design creates a colorful reversible fabric that features two color brioche ribbing.  The cowl uses simple centered increases to shape a stylish bandana point.  It’s a great project for an introduction to brioche knitting, and perfect to keep you warm with the winter winds to come!

This cowl would make a great holiday gift for someone special – or a well-deserved treat for yourself for getting all of your holiday knitting done!

Deadwood Cowl

Psst!  Most of our past Dream Club projects have sold out, but there are a scant few still left.  Check them out, and get ’em before they’re gone!

Happy Knitting . . . . Amy

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