See the Light in our "Celestial Light Socks" ...
Featuring Mountain Colors' Crazyfoot yarn
Despite its small and humble exterior, the Sainte-Chapelle, located in Paris, is a gem of French High Gothic architecture. Completed in 1248, the interior gives a a strong sense of fragile beauty, created by reducing the structural supports to a bare minimum to make way for huge expanse of exquisite stained glass ... the result ... a feeling of being enveloped in light and color!
Each of the 15 meter high stained glass windows depict 1,113 scenes from the Old and New Testaments recounting the history of the world. There are 6,458 square feet of stained glass windows in the upper chapel, all surrounded by delicate painted stonework. More information on Sainte-Chapelle.
The unique and classic Celestial Light Socks incorporate the colors of the stonework and the delicate colors of the stained glass windows. The socks are knit in two colors of Mountain Colors ever popular, machine-washable Crazyfoot yarn, and are perfect for both men and women.
Knit some "stained glass" for a truly inspirational sock knitting experience!
Thank you to Judy and Rachel for your suggestion of Sainte Chapelle that inspired this month's sock!
Celestial Light Sock Kits
by Amy Loberg
Pattern included in Kit
The Celestial Light socks are a unique top-down colorwork sock that blends two colors, one solid and one varigated, to perfectly represent the exquisite architecture and stained glass of the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris France.
Stranded colorwork is used to represent beautiful glass windows on the leg of the sock, which is extended all the way down the top of the foot. An unusual heel construction mixed with vertical lines of color extend down the back and base of the foot, which also re-enforces these heavily worn areas.
Add a pop of celestial color to your collection with these unique socks!
Mountain Colors Crazyfoot
Mountain Color's "Crazyfoot" is a superwash wool and nylon blend dyed in those "oh so wonderful" Mountain Color shades. Perfect for socks, childrens garments and any other lace or fine gauge project.
Amy used Brass and Lupine to reflect the chapel's amazing stone supports and stained glass. We put four other color combinations together, and packaged them in easy to shop kits (see below).
If you have any color questions that we can help with, please give us a call!
90% Superwash Merino Wool / 10% Nylon
Yardage / Weight
425 yds in 100g
28 - 32 sts over 4" on US 1-3 [2.50-3.25mm]
Machine Wash Cold. Dry Flat
Michelle Hunter's "Transient" Shawl Knit-Along ...
Featuring HiKoo's NEW Concentric Yarn!
Michelle's (a.k.a. Knit-Purl-Hunter) newest mystery KAL is a gorgeous shawl! As with all of Michelle's designs, this shawl is sure-to-be well designed and very stylish.
The Transient Shawl is knit in with one ball of HiKoo's brand new, 100% baby alpaca yarn "Concentric". The yarn is named after the concentric circles that this cake of yarn so closely resembles. Concentric is made from four non-plied strands, which create the distinctive color change. The colors change at a regulated sequence allowing for a wide range of design possibilities.
Pictured is a prototype of the shawl. This simple garter stitch example is in the exact shape of the Transient Shawl and knit in color #1022 Rainbow’s End.
The final Transient Shawl will feature different stitch pattern with each color change. You will find yourself racing to the next color change to find out what comes next! Imagine how much prettier the real version will be with multiple stitch patterns inserted at the thirteen color changes.
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 Transient Shawl Knit-Along will start Thursday, April 5th, 2018.
by Michelle Hunter
Free pattern posted
Progressively during the KAL, after May 15th, 2018 it's $6
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 May 15 the pattern will not be free on KnitPurlHunter.com!
It will be available for $6.00 as a Ravelry ePattern.
April 5, 2018
April 12, 2018
April 19, 2018
April 26, 2018
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, April 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!
One size: 53" at widest edge, 27" deep
Approximately 20 stitches and 40 rows = 4" in garter, unblocked
HiKoo's “Concentric” is a beautiful worsted weight gradient yarn. Long color sequences of this yarn transition smoothly and will send your project on a fun color journey! Made from super soft baby alpaca, this yarn begs to be made into a stunning shawl, but would also look great as a cozy sweater or other colorful accessory.
100% Baby Alpaca
Yardage / Weight
437 yarns in 200g
20 sts = 4" on US 8 [5.00mm]
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Get your "Costa Maya Cardi" KAL Supplies
Featuring Classic Elite's Firefly Yarn ... 20% Off
Free Shipping on orders over $75
No Coupon Required ... Easy!
Once again, it is our pleasure to work with Patty Lyons on her latest Costa Maya KAL! Just like her past KALs, Patty's winter project is more like an online class with how-to's and videos for the price of a pattern!
The KAL starts on February 26th and runs through the end of April.
You will need a supply of Classic Elite's Firefly yarn. The yarn is 75% Viscose / 25% Linen, dyed in soft, shimmery colors, it's soft, drapey and a bit dressy. Take a look at the sizing below for the number of balls you'll need ... and don't forget the needles!
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!
Visit Patty's Ravelry Forum for more information, including prize drawings!
Join the KAL anytime ... the KAL info will stay live on Patty's Ravelry Group forever, and the video tutorials will never expire!
PROJECT AND YARN INFO
Costa Maya Cardigan - Materials
Woman’s Sizes: S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
10 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) balls Firefly
24" - 40" US 4 [3.5mm] and US 5 [3.75mm] circular needles or size needed to achieve gauge.
25 sts and 33 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Stockinette stitch on US 4 (3.5mm) needle, blocked
Classic Elite - Firefly
25% linen / 75% viscose
Yardage / Weight
155 yds in 50g
Hand Wash Cold, Dry Flat
Call or drop a note if we can help!
Keep all your options open ... Buy an extra ball. You will need some yarn to swatch or maybe you are 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!