Thursday, December 31, 2015

Storey Time! - Join Martin Storey's New KAL

Martin Storey KAL
It's Storey time!  And I don't mean the cookies and milk kind of story time, I mean it's time for another great knit along with veteran designer Martin Storey!

This is Martin Storey's second knit along featuring Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted, and this time he has created an amazing eight color afghan.

Martin Storey afghan in Blues Colorway
Pure Wool Superwash Worsted is a practical, everyday wool that offers the quality and durability of the Rowan brand in a simple easy-care wool at a remarkably fair price. But with over 50 colors of Pure Wool Superwash Worsted to choose from, how will you narrow it down to eight colors?  More importantly - pick eight colors that blend well together?  No problem!  Martin has used his keen eye to select four classic tonal palettes designed to fit in with the most popular interior color schemes.  Choose from the Blues, Evergreen, Spice or Calm colorways. You can rest assured that your colors will look terrific together and we've even put them in nifty, easy to shop kits!

This KAL was designed with the beginner knitter in mind, but it expands on the techniques of Martin's first KAL. In this blanket, the knitter will start to create recognizable motifs in both one and two color squares, delicate motifs in simple textures, and lace.  The gorgeous designs were influenced by knitted textures and Fair Isle patterns from the Shetland and Faeroe Islands as well as Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Iceland.  For the more adventurous among us, he's even offered a further option to introduce beginner knitters to a simple bead knitting technique.

The afghan is knit in squares, so the project travels well and can be knit away from home (not always easy to do with a large project!).  Eight different squares are each knit six times for a total of 48 squares.  Starting January 28th, two square patterns are released each month on Ravelry with the final project close on May 26th.  It's a nice project to work on through the cold winter months - and you'll be done and ready for smaller projects in time for summer!

Our KAL kits are discounted 25% off from the regular price of the Pure Wool Superwash Worsted yarn - plus get free shipping in the US and Canada!

So leave the cookies and milk behind, grab your knitting needles (and some wine and crackers!) and get ready for some grown-up Storey Time!

Happy Knitting . . . . Amy

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