Knit a wonderful Holiday heirloom ... the "Christmas Stocking Trifecta"
by Michelle "Knit Purl" Hunter!
Give a handmade gift that will be cherished for years to come with the Christmas Stocking Trifecta pattern from Knit Purl Hunter!
Each stocking starts with the same toe and heel, then you can choose to knit snowflakes, deer or snowmen on the leg. Finish with the special someone's name or the year it was made.
Michelle knit her stockings in Cascade 220, but we love Brown Sheep's Nature Spun Worsted for this project. We've put together two perfect traditional color combos in red, green and white ... see them below. Or choose a more modern holiday color scheme from the 27 colors we have in stock!
Make someone extra merry this Christmas!
by Michelle Hunter
This trio of traditional Christmas stockings take on a modern twist with toe up construction and a short row heel. Each stranded stocking has large color charts for easy reading. The pattern includes three separate stocking designs along with video support for all of the techniques. An alphabet chart is included to personalize your family heirloom!
12" leg circumference, 19" high from toe to cuff
3 x skeins of Nature Spun Worsted in 3 colors
NOTE: Each design uses three colors. When worked to gauge, the three balls will yield two stockings
Approximately 275-330 yards
20 st = 4" in Stockinette stitch
Brown Sheep's "Nature Spun" yarn is a soft worsted weight 100% wool great for warm accessories and felting. Made in the good 'ole USA!
We've chosen two perfect red-green-white combos to make color matching easy. For a sophisticated look choose: Natural, Enchanted Forest and Scarlet ... or for a brighter stocking go with: Snow, Irish Shamrock and Red Fox. If you have color questions give us a call ... we are happy to help!
Yardage / Weight
245 yds in 100g
20 sts over 4" on US 7 [4.50mm]
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
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!
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!
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 ...
Learn lace knitting - featuring HiKoo's Rylie yarn - 20% Off!
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 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.
Gauge is extremely important in this project from a yardage standpoint! When knit to the recommended gauge, the shawl uses five skeins of Rylie 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, while the 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|