|Pattern page linked by clicking on photo, or here.|
That MKAL (mystery knit along) I blogged about in a past post, the one designed to use a single skein of Knitting in France
yarn in DK weight
, is finally up and running! Clue 1 launched at midnight, and the pattern will remain at the discounted price of $1.00 (in USD) for the rest of today. MKAL sign-ups, on Ravelry
, will continue through the weekend, then close. This will determine prize eligibility, as well as discounts and freebies I typically reserve for past MKALers. Sign-ups will, not completion of the object. Although an FO will give bonus points! What the prize will be is probably guessable, but I am yet holding out on specifics.
|She actually sent me two skeins of yarn. I used the one on the right for this design, and the teal one on the left is having a hat designed on it. I LOVED using this yarn- see the pattern page for details.|
Again, this is an advanced lace cowl, with lace motifs inspired by the springtime heralds of calla lilies and thistles. It is both fully charted and
fully written, and although I would not recommend it to a beginning lace knitter, I believe that an intermediate lace knitter would find it doable, if tricky on the first lace repeat. But Clue 2 is a breeze after you pick up the increase style, and while you do have to pay attention, an experienced lace knitter could likely get away with watching a sitcom or listening to an audiobook while working on this. You can work it in the round or flat, with buttons- fully written and fully charted instructions are available for both. Oh, and did I mention I optimized the clue release format not only with printer optimization in mind, but also with knitCompanion
in mind? I use knitCompanion constantly, so I just went for a format that would work well as I knit it, using the app to track my lace when working the second prototype. No, I'm not being endorsed by knitCompanion. I just really like the app. They're iOS only at this point, but I believe they're rolling out an Android version sometime this year. They had a call for designs back in January for the app release and everything!
Again, pattern will remain $1.00 through today. After that it goes up
to $3.00, a price more reflective of the work and effort that went into
designing and testing it.
Because I will forever associate these two books with "spring."
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