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!
The Behind the Scenes Cowl Knit-Along Starts Thursday, October 5th.
Get your yarn now and join the Fun!
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.
October 5, 2017
October 12, 2017
October 19, 2017
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!
2 x HiKoo's Oh! - 20% Off!
One size: 8 1/2" wide, 47" long
18 sts = 4" in stockinette, unblocked
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!
100% Super Baby Alpaca
Yardage / Weight
191 yarns in 100g
14-16 sts = 4" on US 9 - 10 [5.50mm - 6.00mm]
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Michelle "Knit Purl" Hunter's latest skill-building book ...
features progressive lace knitting skills in HiKoo's Rylie Yarn!
Master lace knitting one section at a time. Building with Lace is the third book from renowned knitter and teacher, Michelle Hunter!
Building with Lace
This book has a carefully designed sequence of patterns that introduce knitters to lace work starting with the basics and working towards more difficult patterns. Following the same format as Michelle’s earlier books, Building Blocks and Building in Color, Building with Lace is the long awaited addition to this educational series!
All patterns are supported by Michelle’s excellent, and free, online video instruction.
The shawl starts with a provisional cast on for an applied border. Following this, are nine progressive lace patterns with garter stitch edges and rows of garter stitch between each section to give them each a nice frame. Beads are used in one of the patterns and on the borders. Once finished, you will have a gorgeous sampler shawl to showcase of your lace knitting skills!
22" wide by 72" long
1260 yards (5 skeins)
5 x HiKoo Rylie (in one color)
Samples shown in Driftwood, Pearl and Kelp
24" US 6 [4.00mm] circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge
22 sts and 29 rows = 4" x 4" in Stockinette
US F [4.00mm] crochet hook to cast on
US #12 or #14 [0.75mm or 1.00mm] crochet hook used for bead placement
Easy - Intermediate
A note on beads: Beads are added in Section #5 and in the borders. Look for high-quality beads with a consistent barrel opening. Bring your yarn when purchasing the seed beads to ensure that a doubled strand will slip through the bead using the crochet hook.
A note on gauge: Gauge is extremely crucial in this project from a yardage standpoint. Knit to the recommended gauge, the shawl uses five skeins with approximately 110 yards / 40g remaining. While the shawl doesn’t actually have to “fit”, properly sized stitches will use the recommended amount of yarn. Larger stitches use more yarn, potentially causing a shortage. Take the time to knit a swatch to assess the stitches, and change needle sizes if necessary.
HiKoo's “Rylie” is a unique, luxurious natural blend yarn. Linen adds a rustic look to Rylie, baby alpaca adds softness and the mulberry silk adds drape and a hint of sheen. Great for any season, this sport weight yarn would make a soft cozy shawl or fun unique top.
|Fiber Content||50% Baby Alpaca / 25% Mulberry Silk / 25% Linen|
|Yardage / Weight||274 yds in 100g|
|Gauge||24 sts over 4″ on US 3 - 4 [3.25 - 3.50mm]|
|Care Instructions||Hand Wash Cold, Dry Flat|
Knit Holland's colorful flower fields with our "Tulip Field" Socks ...
Featuring HiKoo's CoBaSi yarn ... 20% Off!
The inspiration for the "Tulip Field" Socks came from the millions of flowers that transform the fields throughout the Netherlands into bright swatches of color every spring!
Imported from the Ottoman Empire, tulips came to Holland in the 16th century, eventually becoming so popular they created the first economic bubble known as "Tulip Mania". Flowers have been have been a vital part of the country's economy ever since. In fact, the flower business in the Netherlands make up about two-thirds of the total flower sales in the world ... that's a lot of daffodils, hyacinths, crocuses and tulips!
With a unique construction and lots of bold color, our "Tulip Field" Socks are the perfect tribute to Holland's beautiful fields of flowers. Show off your colors ... wear them this summer with a pair of sandals!
Bonus: Get the pattern FREE with purchase of HiKoo's CoBaSi Yarn!
Thank you to Pamela M. for her lovely sock idea of spring tulip fields in Amsterdam!
Tulip Field Socks
by Amy Loberg
Pattern FREE with purchase
To create the vertical stripes of color in these socks, Amy reached deep into her bag of sock-knitting tricks! They are knit side to side, starting with the sole and back of the leg. In this section, two colors are knit side by side in each row with an intarsia join. (If you need a visual, check out Tin Can Knits fantastic intarsia color joining tutorial). The toe and heel shaping are achieved with increases, decreases and short rows.
Once the sole and back of the leg are complete, the rows for the top of the foot and front of the leg are knit with only one color at a time. The cast on stitches are grafted to the last row of worked stitches and then the toe is seamed. Lastly, stitches are picked up for the cuff.
It may seem complicated, but if you take it step by step you will end up with a terrific looking pair of socks that show off your mad sock-knitting skills!
7" (8", 9") approx. foot circumference, unstretched
7.75" (9", 10.5") approx. foot length, slightly stretched
5 skeins of HiKoo CoBaSi (each a different color)
Shown in Blarney, VavavVoom Red, Posey Petals, Buttercream and Cotton Candy
Approximately 220 yards color A, 110 yards color B and 100 yards of colors C, D and E
2 x 24" US 2 [2.75mm] circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge
28 sts = 4" in Stockinette
US C [3.00mm] crochet hook for provisional cast on
2 stitch markers, scrap yarn for provisional cast on
Cotton, Bamboo, and Silk give CoBaSi its name, but it’s the 21% Elastic Nylon that gives this wool-free sock yarn the kind of stretch and bounce that makes CoBaSi a great choice for socks ... for even the most die-hard fans of wool. It’s light-weight, cool, durable, and soft. Plus it stays up your leg instead of bunching around your ankles. All that at a price that’s hard to beat!
|Fiber Content||55% Cotton, 16% Bamboo, 8% Silk, 21% Elastic Nylon|
|Yardage / Weight||220 yds in 50g|
|Gauge||26 – 32 sts over 4" on US 1– 4 [2.25 – 3.50mm]|
|Care Instructions||Machine Wash Gentle & Cold, Dry Flat|