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|
New! The best of Michelle's Knit-Along Designs...
Hardcopy, eBook or individual PDFs ... you Choose!
You already know about Michelle's hugely popular Progressive Needles Knit-Along series hosted over the last 4-5 years ... now, Michelle has collected her most popular KAL designs into one terrific book! The patterns have been re-knit in new yarns and fresh colors to tempt your needles! But the best thing about the book is each design is supported by the super helpful videos on her website. So, it's like getting 25 patterns along with the classes, all for the price of one book ... wow!
The hardcopy book is available NOW! The eBook and individual PDFs will be available in July. You can order the Hard Copy Book now or wait until the eBook is available on Ravelry. In the meantime, you can browse each amazing design below, get your yarn, needles and notions right away ... check out the introductory video ...
Best of Knit Purl Hunter Designs
Michelle "Knit Purl" Hunter
A few years ago, Michelle pioneered the idea of an online knit-along that knitters around the world could participate in ... supported by the Ravelry community, video instruction and terrific patterns. The Progressive Needles Knit Along has set the standard for these online gatherings.
A quote from her book ... "I have always considered myself the luckiest person alive because I have a career that combines my two passions - knitting and teaching. I hope my passion brings success to your knitting and a thirst to broaden your knowledge. We have lots of fun ahead of us!"
Here at FiberWild, we feel honored to have supported Michelle over the last few years and hope you will enjoy her new book ... and making a project or two!
Oh, ... we almost forgot to tell you about the Pillow!
Join Michelle Hunter's "Adorable Ewe Baby Sweater" Knit-Along ...
Featuring HiKoo's Simpliworsted Yarn ... 20% Off!
It's not too late! ... Michelle (a.k.a. Knit-Purl-Hunter) has just started her next mystery KAL ... knit a baby sweater, the Adorable Ewe!
This sure-to-be cute sweater is knit in the soft Simpliworsted yarn and is brimming with essential sweater knitting skills. When you're done, you will have the perfect gift for your favorite baby or grandbaby! As always, we're delighted to help you find all the information you'll need to join the knit along and knit the project!
"Adorable Ewe" Sweater
Michelle's knit alongs (KALs) are mystery knit alongs. So there are no preliminary photos ... only a general of descriptions of the finished project. But she has told us that the baby sweater has a sheep-theme and will be way too cute to miss! ... checkout the sheep buttons!
The sweater is sized to fit a 6 month old baby and is appropriate for a boy or girl. Pick a boy or girl color ... or a gender neutral color if you are still waiting for the gender reveal!
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!!
After May 15 the pattern will no longer be free on KnitPurlHunter.com, but will be available for $6 as a Ravlery ePattern.
The Adorable Ewe Knit-Along
Started Thursday, April 6th
It's not too late to get in on the Fun!
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.
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.
April 6, 2017
April 13, 2017
April 20, 2017
April 27, 2017
The pattern will be released in four weekly installments, so each Thursday the next part of the pattern is revealed. Thus the mystery! This KAL started on Thursday, April 6th and continue on the 13th, 20th and 27th
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 Simpliworsted - Main Color - 20% Off!
1 x Simpliworsted - White or Natural (sheep color) - 20% Off!
1 x Simpliworsted - Black (sheep accent) - 20% Off!
One size: Infant Six months
24" US 9 [5.50mm] circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge
32" US 8 [5.00mm] circular needles
Note: If larger needle size is adjusted, remember to adjust both needles!
16 sts and 24 rows = 4" in Stockinette
HiKoo's "Simpliworsted" is a buttery soft yarn that is available in a huge selection of vibrant colors. Machine washable, this perfect all around worsted weight yarn is wonderful for just about any project!
55% Superwash Wool / 28% Acrylic / 17% Nylon
Yardage / Weight
140 yarns in 100g skeins
16 sts over 4" on US 10 [6.00mm]
Machine Wash, Dry Flat