Friday, 25 October 2013

Woolly's Mystery KAL 2013

Are you a Hat addict? Are you into one skein wonders? Is it time for a little mystery? Christmas knitting leaving you uninspired? 

WE HAVE THE ANSWER! The Woolly Wormhead 6th Annual Mystery Hat-a-long!

The Knit-A-Long will be based in the Ravelry group and you can find the relevant thread here for discussion of the pattern. Instalment update notifications will be sent out via email on the following dates: 1st November (1st), 9th November (2nd), 17th November (3rd). The final pattern will be released 27th November.

Although the final hat is a mystery, there are some clues..... The style of this Hat has some flexibility - on one hand, it may remind you of Camden Cap, and on another, it may remind you of Limpetiole. Throughout the pattern options will be provided to tailor the Hat to your style, and there will also one or two elements to the design that won’t be included in the final pattern!

This pattern would benefit from a solid or semi-solid yarn. Something with a bit of bounce would be ideal. The suggested yarn is, in fact, Vivacious DK, the lovely bouncy 100% Superwash Merino base. It's in stock now!

Vivacious DK in 'Spiced Plums'

Pattern support is provided on the forum in the Wormheads Hats group, and anyone new to a Mystery KAL will be offered guidance and help. Any specialist techniques will be discussed, and PDF tutorials will be available, as always. Below is a list of skills needed, and even if they are new to you, there will be plenty of knitters to guide you through.

Knit & purl stitches 
Knitting in the round 
Increase and decrease technqiues 
Twisted stitches 
Travelling stitches 
Provisional cast-on 
Joining live stitches 
Short rows

To fit sizes: 18 (20, 22, 24) in/ 45.75 (50.75,56, 61) cm 
Finished sizes: 16.25 (18.25, 20, 21.75) in/ 41.25 (46.25, 50.75, 55.25) cm

Swatch: 33yd/31m for the swatch for a 6in x 6in swatch on 4mm needles 
Hat: 158 (196, 228, 266) yd/145 (180, 209, 244) m

We're in. Are you?


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