Friday, March 21, 2014

Join the April KAL - And Get the Yarn for 20% Off!

Spring is on the way!  Soon it will be that awkward weather when you don't need a coat, but you need something to cover up with.  You need . . .  a shawl!  And if you like mystery, adventure and learning new things, then you need "The Hole Story" shawl, the April Progressive Knit Along (KAL) from Michelle Hunter

Rylie in Freesia
So what will the shawl look like?  We don't know!  That's the fun part of a "mystery" knit-a-long.  Michelle assures us that it will be gorgeous - and that we'll learn some new stitches and new knitting techniques along the way. 

"The Hole Story" shawl is knit in Rylie, HiKoo's new luxury yarn, and the pattern takes full advantage of Rylie's charms.  Rylie is a unique natural blend yarn with 50% Baby Alpaca, 25% Mulberry Silk and 25% Linen. The linen gives a soft but rustic look, baby alpaca adds softness, and mulberry silk adds drape and a hint of sheen.  Bonus:  We have Rylie yarn on sale at 20% off!

Never done a KAL?  It's easy ... Michelle will reveal the pattern on her website in four segments, every Thursday in April starting on April 3rd.  How much does it cost?  Nothing!  You don't have to register or pay any fee to participate. You may even win some cool prizes from Skacel.  Have a question?  No problem, Michelle posts photos and online video instructions, plus you can post questions on Michelle's KAL site or in her Ravelry group. Questions are typically answered daily.  It's like having a knitting tutor right by your side!

Rylie in Sea
You will need two skeins of Rylie yarn by HiKoo.  Michelle's sample shawl is knit in the color Sea, a lovely blue/green (Color #085).  We've got every color of the Rylie yarn to choose from - and they're all on sale at 20% off!

You will also need a size US #7 / 4.5mm, 32" circular needle.  I love the addi Rockets, or you can substitute any of addi's other 32" circular needles, such as the classic addi Turbos or the popular and pointy addi Turbo Lace needles.  Don't hesitate to call us if we can help with your needle selection!   As always, adjust the needle size you need to achieve a gauge of 5 stitches per inch (20sts/4") in stockinette, and remember to block your gauge swatch before measuring!

I can't wait to see how fabulous you look in your new "The Hole Story" shawl.  Send me pictures or post them in our Ravelry group!

Happy Knitting . . . . Amy

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