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Windy City Mystery KAL Clue #3!

It’s the halfway point of the Windy City Mystery KAL and it’s really coming right along!

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This week was HOT in Chicago so I spent a lot of time sitting 3″ away from a fan and knitting.

Champ & I Staying Cool

Champ & I Staying Cool

Working Through the 2nd Clue!

Working Through the 2nd Clue!

Finished Clue #2!

Finished Clue #2!

It’s finally starting to look like something!

Remember! You can participate in the spoilers thread, or if you’re not into spoilers there is also a no spoilers thread for mystery purists! And it’s not too late to sign up – sign up! Cast on! Share! This will be fun!

Happy Adventure Tee Cast On Day!

I’m so excited to get started on *cough* BOTH my tees! I’ll be trying to sneaking both cast ons in today because why not?! Keep an eye on instagram for progress pics witih #AdventureTee and #TeeAlong. Be sure to share your own progress, too!

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I talked about my own plans for the KAL on Friday, and you can see everyone else’s plans on the TeeAlong thread. This is going to be FUN!

The Choose Your Own Adventure Tee Along Starts Monday!

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The knit along for my newly released Choose Your Own Adventure Tee starts on Monday!

Tee Along Details!

Cast On Day: Monday July 25th
FO Deadline: Monday September 5th (Labor Day)
Tee Along Participation Thread
Prizes: 
Everyone who finishes gets any Allyson Dykhuizen pattern of their choice
Grand Prizes:
Signed copy of Midwestern Knits
2 skeins Lambs Pride Worsted
4 balls Knit Picks Andean Treasure in Fog Heather & Midnight Heather
1 skein Mrs Crosby Carpet Bag in Hot Pimento
1 skein Lorna’s Laces Solemate in April Showers
1 skein Lorna’s Laces Solemate in Niagra
1 skein Knit Picks Hawthorne Sport in Beaumont
Needle sets from Knitters Pride

To qualify for prizes you must post a picture of your finished tee in the Tee Along FO thread by midnight on Monday September 5th. Everyone who posts will win a pattern of their choice. Everyone will be entered to win a grand prize.


So I’ve got PLANS!

Cropped tee with elbow length sleeves and minimal body shaping, knit up in Debbie Bliss Cotton Denim DK

Cropped tee with elbow length sleeves and minimal body shaping, knit up in Debbie Bliss Cotton Denim DK

Tee length with short sleeves in a bunch of scraps of Knit Picks Cotlin

Tee length with short sleeves in a bunch of scraps of Knit Picks Cotlin

I don’t know about you but I’m so excited to get started! And I’ll be knitting up 2 tees for the tee along. I think I can do it!

Remember to share your progress with #adventuretee and #teealong!

Windy City Mystery KAL Clue #2!

I clue down, 4 to go! And today it’s release day for clue #2. Moving right along!

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Week one had some bumps along the way – there are always tons of questions during the release of a new pattern, but I think doubly so when you don’t really know what you’re knitting. Most of the time the answer is trust the pattern! I’m anticipating it again today with the release of the second clue since it’s a little crazy getting this section started. We’ll see!

Clue 1 Sneak Peek!

Clue 1 Sneak Peek!

My clue 1 went well – here is a pic I posted to instagram last week showing my progress. I am finished with my first clue and am ready to get working on the second clue this afternoon!

Remember! You can participate in the spoilers thread, or if you’re not into spoilers there is also a no spoilers thread for mystery purists! And it’s not too late to sign up – sign up! Cast on! Share! This will be fun!

Sweater of Broad Shoulders Now Available Individually!

Sweater of Broad Shoulders

Sweater of Broad Shoulders

If you’ve had your eye on my Sweater of Broad Shoulders pattern from Midwestern Knits but haven’t pulled the trigger on the book, you can grab it on Ravelry individually now!

Still Awesome!

Still Awesome!

The pattern has been updated with any errata and ready for download! Grab it today.