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Malabrigo KAL April 2020!

April 01, 2020

April 28 - Done!

Simply gorgeous!

 

April 1 Update: Cast on!

 

Sonja is using size US 6 needles. 

Sonja's tip: don't knit this too tight or it will be hard to pick up stitches. There are plenty of good resources on You Tube for garter tab cast-ons. 

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Join us for the first ever Malabrigo KAL! 

 

We'll be knitting the Odyssey Shawl by Joji Locatelli.  The yarn is Dos Tierras, a super luscious merino/alpaca blend with amazing drape! Malabrigo is introducing three new colors for this KAL.

With 35 colors of Dos Tierras, you can put together your own beautiful combination! All it takes is one skein of each of three colors of Dos Tierras. 

Participants will be eligible to win prizes during different stages of the KAL.   Sign up here to win prizes from Malabrigo.  Stay tuned for more info!

Want to prepare in advance? You can snag the pattern here (it's a freebie) and the yarn here

Here's a proposed schedule:

April 1 - Cast on! The suggested gauge is 17.5 sts per 4 inches.

April 1 to 12 - Work to the end of Lace Band 1.

April 13 to 19 - Work to the end of Lace Band 2.

April 20 to 27 - Work to the end of Lace Band 3

April 28 - Picot bind off

April 29 to 30 - Wash and block

May 1 - Take pictures of yourself wearing your new beauty!  

May 5 - Big prize winner announced!

PLEASE NOTE!!!  A few pattern modifications have to be made due to the yardage difference between Dos Tierras and the yarn Joji used in her pattern. 

It is very important that you do a gauge swatch before starting this project.  In order to ensure you do not run out of yarn, you need to obtain a gauge of 17-18 stitches over 4 inches before blocking.  Depending on whether you are a loose or tight knitter, the needle size may vary. A size US8 needle might be a good place to start.
You may need to unravel your swatch for your project. We recommend you use the middle color of your shawl for swatching.

 

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Noro Slouchy Hat KAL via Zoom!

March 30, 2020

Let's knit a slouchy hat together via Zoom!

The dates for the KAL via Zoom are:
April 11 and April 16 @2pm 
Meeting ID: 321-096-6788
Password: 104648

The Slouchy Hat by Noro is a super fun and super quick knit! The pattern calls for 1 skein of each of 2 colors (2 skeins total) of Kureyon.  

Kureyon

With Noro, you have lots of other worsted weight choices! You can also use 1 skein of each of 2 colors of Silk Garden or Taiyo.

 

You can also get 3 hats using 1 ball of either Ito or Tsubame (make a bunch for the holidays!) 

Wnat some cool texture? You can try Kanzashi!

The hat is knit using size US 8 needles. 

You can snag the pattern here

Allison, Judy, Gilda (our wonderful Noro rep) and Diane will be there.

Anyone can join and it's FREE!   All you need to know how to do is CO, knit, and BO. It's easier if you have your cast on done prior to the virtual meeting. 

We'll be raffling off two door prizes on April 16 - Noro yarn  (thank you Gilda/Knitting Fever!)!  All you need to do is share our Facebook post on the Slouchy hat KAL and you will be entered into our raffle!

We hope to see you!  

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What's On Our Needles? Noro Scarf

March 29, 2020

Update: 

Done! Super fun and colorful!

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Allison is working on the Noro Scarf by Jared Flood.

Noro Scarf

She's using 4 skeins of Silk Garden (2 skeins of color 252 and 2 skeins of color 87). We love stripes - this is gorgeous!  

Interested in making one? The pattern couldn't be easier

Using US 7 needles, CO 39 sts.

Knit 1x1 ribbing, slipping (purlwise) the first and last stitch on the second row of every stripe (or every row so you don't have to keep track).

Alternate colors every 2 rows (carry the yarn on the edge). 

Easy peasy! 

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