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Crochet Along Together with Amanda “Mandobug” Mannas

Join Amanda "Mandobug" Cowl "Crochet Along Together" ... 

Featuring HiKoo Simplicity in over 60 colors ... 20% Off

“Easy as 1-2-3” is a three color cowl perfect for those looking to learn how to crochet. The pattern features three of the most commonly used crochet stitches in an order that allows you to build your crochet skills. Each stitch is worked in a different color creating eye catching blocks of color that also help you learn to read your stitches. If you have been wanting to learn to crochet and are looking for an easy and stylish design, this project is for you!

As always, we're delighted to help you find all the info you need to crochet this project and participate in the Crochet Along Together!  This is a terrific way to start crocheting ... the Crochet Along Together starts March 2nd!

Easy as 1-2-3 Cowl

by Amanda Mannas
Pattern Free on Ravelry

This is not a Mystery KAL! The pattern will be released in 4 weekly segments starting on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017. You can put it into your Ravelry Library on or after March 2nd to automatically get the actual pattern and any updates during the CAT.

​Download the Pattern from Ravelry on March 2nd!

Skills you will learn during this CAT include how to crochet a chain, a single crochet, a half double crochet and double crochet. You will also learn how to whip stitch, weave in yarn ends ... not to mention how to read a crochet pattern and a crochet chart.

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"Easy as 1-2-3 Cowl"   |   Simplicity   |   Shown in Silver Hair / Aqua Mint / Deep Turquoise  

Schedule

Segment

Date

First

March 2nd, 2017

Second

March 9th, 2017

Third

March 16th, 2017

Fourth

March 23rd, 2017

The Crochet Along Together will run for a month ... each week a series of written instructions, charts and video tutorials will take you through each step of the project.  Updates will be posted to Ravelry ...

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Video clips will be posted on Skacel's YouTube channel ...

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Materials

Finished Size

47" Circumference x 5.25" Width (when laid flat)

Materials

3 skeins HiKoo Simplicity - 20% Off - 1 skein each of your three favorite colors!

Shown in Silver Hair (#36) / Aqua Mint (#09) / Deep Turquoise (#10)

Yardage

117 yds color A (1 skein), 117 yds color B (1 skein), 117 yds color C (1 skein)

Needles and
Hooks

1 x 4.00mm Hook (see note below ...)

Note: There is no standard US sizing for crochet hooks!  For example ... Skacel's addi 4.00mm hooks are labeled (F).  Ravelry and other manufacturers call a 4.00mm crochet hook a size (G) ...
Always go by the millimeters when crocheting or shopping!

Adjust your size to obtain gauge.

Gauge

20 stitches and 18.5 rows = 4 inches in Single Crochet

Notions

One Locking Stitch Marker, Darning/Tapestry Needle

Care Instructions

Machine Wash, Cold, Dry Flat

Skill Level

Absolute Beginners

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The Yarn

HiKoo's "Simplicity" is a buttery soft yarn that is available in a huge selection of colors. Machine washable and very hardy, this yarn is wonderful for afghans, children's wear, and anything else that gets daily use!

Fiber Content

55% Superwash Wool / 28% Acrylic / 17% Nylon

Yardage / Weight

117 yarns in 50g

Gauge

Crochet: 20 stitches and 18.5 rows = 4 inches in Single Crochet

Knitting: 20-22 Stitches over 4.0 inches/10 cm.
on US 4-6 [ 3.50-4.00mm ]

Care Instructions

Hand Wash, Dry Flat

Amanda put together the terrific Silver Hair / Aqua Mint / Deep Turquoise colorway ... but options are good!  With over 60 colors of Simplicity to choose from, we thought we would create a few more colorways to get you started ... take a look!

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Don't miss out on the fun! The CAT is FREE and Skacel is sponsoring a drawing for one first prize and two second place prizes. Winners will be chosen on April 25th!  For more information on the contest, prizes and how to enter visit SkacelKnitting.com.

You can connect, ask questions, share photos, and get help via the Skacel Collection, Inc. Ravelry group. Questions are typically answered daily. It's like having a knitting tutor 24/7! You're also encouraged to share progress photos to the FiberWild and Friends group on Ravelry.

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Sock of the Month: Colorado River Socks

Explore Grand Canyon in our "Colorado River Socks" ...
Featuring Dream in Color's Smooshy with Cashmere yarn!

The Grand Canyon in northern Arizona, is one of the largest canyons on earth.  The immensity of its landscape is hard to grasp … even when viewed from the best vantage points accessible in Grand Canyon National Park!

At the heart of the 277 mile long canyon runs the Colorado River, whose course through the area was established 5 to 6 million years ago. Since then, the river has been at work creating depths over a mile deep and widths up to 18 miles wide ... and it's still going! It is no surprise that this awe-inspiring canyon is a holy site for the Native Americans who have continuously inhabited the area for thousands of years. 

The Colorado River Socks pay homage to the powerful river that helped shape this natural wonder. To celebrate one of America's favorite parks, our friends Nancy and Veronica at Dream in Color yarns created this gorgeous custom color reflecting the beautiful hues of the canyon ... and then road-tripped to take some terrific pictures!

Bonus: Get the pattern FREE with purchase of Smooshy with Cashmere!

This month $5.00 from every in-stock skein of
Smooshy with Cashmere sold is being donated to the
National Park Foundation,
the official charitable
partner of the
National Park Service!

Donate Directly 

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Colorado River Socks

by Amy Loberg

Pattern FREE with purchase of Smooshy with Cashmere

Worked from the toe up, the Colorado River Socks have a flowing slip stitch and cable pattern running up the center on both front and back. This is framed on each side with a lace chevron stitch reminiscent of the many layers of rock in the canyon. The socks also feature a full gusset and a robust slip stitch heel. Visions of the glorious canyon and the river that runs through it will greet you each time you wear the Colorado River Socks!

Finished Size 7 ½" (8 ½") approximate foot circumference
Yardage 330 (350) yards
Materials 1 ( 1) skein of Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere
Shown in Grand Canyon
Needles
2 x Size US 1.5 [2.50mm] circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge 30 sts = 4″ in Stockinette stitch
Notions
US C [3.00mm] crochet hook to cast on
Notions Cable Needle
Skill Level Intermediate
Notes Sock can be made a bit smaller or bigger by adjusting the needle size

"Colorado River Socks"   |   Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere  |   Shown in "Grand Canyon"

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YARN

Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere

Dream in Color's Smooshy with Cashmere yarn is lusciously soft blend of wool, cashmere, and nylon. This yarn is perfect for wrapping your toes in a luxurious sock, but it is also a great choice for lacy shawls or anything that hugs the skin. Uniquely hand dyed in Tucson, Arizona, Smooshy with Cashmere has many exquisite colors you are sure to love!

Fiber Content 70% Superwash Merino Wool / 20% Cashmere / 10% Nylon
Yardage / Weight 400 yards in 113g
Gauge 30 - 36 sts over 4″ on US 0 - 2 [2.00 – 3.00mm]
Care Instructions Hand Wash Cold, Dry Flat

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Patty Lyons’ Tortola Knit-Along

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Get your "Tortola Sweater" Knit-Along Supplies

Lana Grossa Yarns ... 15% Off ... Plus Free Shipping!

It is our pleasure to work with Patty on her upcoming Tortola Sweater KAL! Patty has taken the idea of a KAL to a whole new level ... think of it more as an online class with how-to's and videos for the price of a pattern!

No mystery here ... we have posted a ton of pictures of both the Cap Sleeve and Tank Top version of this amazing sweater below! You can even knit the sweater with longer sleeves ... Patty will be posting pattern modification notes so you can make 1/2, 3/4 or long sleeve lengths!


Enjoy 15% off and Free Shipping!
Use code TORTOLA365 at checkout
(USPS First Class or Priority Shipping Only)


The KAL starts on February 20th and runs through mid-April.

You will need a supply of either the Lana Grossa: 365 Cotone or 365 Cashmere yarns. Both yarns are mostly cotton with a touch of polyamide for strength ... but the 365 Cashmere has a helping of soft cashmere to give it a little more luxury. Check the sizing below for the number of balls you will need ... don't forget the needles and notions!

Registration is easy, simply purchase the pattern along with your yarn!  You will be automatically registered for the KAL ... just remember to add the pattern to your Ravelry Library during the download process!

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Visit Patty's Tortola KAL page and her Ravelry Forum for more information including prize drawings!

Click to View Tortola Pictures

Join the KAL anytime ... the KAL info will stay live on Patty's Ravelry Group forever,
and the video tutorials will never expire!

Lana Grossa 365 Cashmere

Tortola Sweater KAL - 365 Cashmere Materials

Finished Sizes Women's Sizes: S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
Chest: 33 (35, 39½, 43, 46, 50, 54) inches
Front Length: 23 (23¼, 23¾, 24¼, 24¾, 25¼, 25½) inches from the lowest edge of the short row hem.
Tank Version 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) balls 365 Cashmere
Cap Sleeve Version 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9) balls 365 Cashmere
Longer Sleeves? Add 1-2 balls!
Needles
24″ or 32" Size US 6 [4.00mm] circulars or straights
16" Size US 6 [4.00mm] circular needles
or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions Removable stitch markers

Lana Grossa 365 Cashmere

Fiber Content 77% Cotton, 15% Cashmere, 8% Polyamide
Construction Unique Chainette
Yardage / Weight 190 yds in 50 grams
Gauge 20 sts over 4″ on US 6 [4.00mm]
Care Instructions Machine Wash - Cold, Dry Flat

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Lana Grossa 365 Cotone

Tortola Top KAL - 365 Cotone Materials

Finished Sizes Women's Sizes: S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
Chest: 33 (35, 39½, 43, 46, 50, 54) inches
Front Length: 23 (23¼, 23¾, 24¼, 24¾, 25¼, 25½) inches from the lowest edge of the short row hem.
Tank Version 6 (6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) balls 365 Cotone
Cap Sleeve Version 7 (7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11) balls 365 Cotone
Longer Sleeves? Add 1-2 balls!
Needles
24″ or 32" Size US 5 [3.75mm] circulars or straights
16" Size US 5 [3.75mm] circular needles
or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions Removable stitch markers

Lana Grossa 365 Cotone

Fiber Content 88% Cotton, 12% Polyamide
Construction Unique Chainette
Yardage / Weight 153 yds in 50 grams
Gauge 20 sts over 4″ on US 7 [4.50mm]
Care Instructions Machine Wash - Cold, Dry Flat

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Keep all your options open ... buy an extra ball or two! ... especially if you want to make the longer sleeves! You will also need some yarn to swatch ... maybe you are just a “tight” knitter? Running out of yarn can be a real pain.  Getting more yarn, in your color, with the same dyelot can be impossible! Purchase an “insurance” ball. We're glad to accept returns on full, unused balls of yarn!