Thursday, December 4, 2014

After-Holiday KAL Knitting - Kenzie Yarn 20% Off!



I'm sure you are in the midst of your holiday knitting ... deciding who on your gift list is hand-knit worthy and selecting your patterns and yarn - then knitting every free moment!  But have you given any thought to your January knitting?  Well, you need a plan!

Once the holiday hustle is over it will be time to settle down and knit something for yourself.  It's always more fun to knit with a friend, and our friend Michelle Hunter has stepped up to the plate with the latest Michelle Hunter Knit Along: "The Endgame Scarf". 

We don't know exactly what the scarf will look like - that's the fun part of a mystery knit along - but Michelle has promised gorgeous cables and calls the scarf "a classic, yet modern, scarf" in a unisex design.  Michelle will introduce a cast on and bind off technique that is new to the series, so you can learn some new skills while creating your scarf.

Kenzie in Hebes (Pink)
Never done a KAL?  It's easy ... Michelle will reveal the pattern on her website in four segments, starting on Thursday, January 1st - the perfect way to start out your new year!  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 SkacelHave 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!  And it's OK to get video help at 3 am - perhaps your grandmother isn't so accommodating! 

So what do you need?  We've got that covered . . .

Kenzie Yarn - 20% Off!
Kenzie in Tahake (Blue)
You'll need 3(4) skeins of Kenzie yarn by HiKoo, all in the same color.  Have you tried Kenzie yet?  It just may be the perfect tweed.  Kenzie is a blend of New Zealand merino, angora and alpaca to lend softness and body, nylon which adds strength and fun silk noils that create a delicate texture and color accents. The smooth, round 3-ply yarn knits into a cohesive fabric that blooms when wet blocked. The angora haze is just fuzzy enough to lend a cozy feel, but not so fuzzy that it will obscure any stitch patterning.  Kenzie is available in 30 brilliant colors - and we've got all of them on sale at 20% off!

You'll also need 10 yards of waste yarn in a contrasting color and a weight similar to Kenzie.  Look through your stash!  If you did the Fiber Factor Bravura cape or the Fiber Factor Plaid is the New Black shawl then you may have some left over Kenzie. 

Needles
You'll need a US#6 (4mm) and a US#7 (4.5mm) or the sizes needed to obtain gauge.  I prefer the addi Turbo needles, but ALL of our addi needles are on sale at 20% off.  Choose your favorite between the addi Turbos, aluminum, bamboo, plastic or the beginner-friendly Linos

Kenzie in Wombat (Brown)
Notions
You'll also need a cable needle and a tapestry needle.

Give us a call if we can help you with your yarn, needle or notion selections!

Now that your January project plan is all set, you can get back to work on your holiday knitting!

Happy Knitting . . . .  Amy

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