Michelle Hunter's "Transient" Shawl Knit-Along ...
Featuring HiKoo's NEW Concentric yarn ... 20% Off!
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.
Get your yarn just in time ... the KAL started Thursday, April 5th!
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 started 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!
1 x HiKoo's Concentric ... 20% Off!
Note: The "Shades of Blue" and "Burbs" colors are sold-out and no longer available!
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!
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|