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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!

Windy City Mystery Knit Along Clue #1!

Today is clue #1 release day for the Windy City Mystery Knit Along and I’m so excited about it! And a little nervous – it’s been a long time coming and there are so many of you signed up!

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If you haven’t signed up yet you still can! Purchasing the pattern on ravelry will get you the first clue and all previous information, so click over and grab it.

And start knitting away! I’ll be teasing progress on my own shawl across social media using #WindyCityMysteryKAL and you can do the same – just remember not to share your finished clue until we’re ready to release the next clue. Or you can participate in the spoilers thread! Not into spoilers? There is also a no spoilers thread for mystery purists!

Vemla and my KAL Yarn!

Vemla and my KAL Yarn!

I’ve got to skeins of Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine ready to cast on later this afternoon myself! And I think Velma likes it!

Sign up! Cast on! Share! This will be fun!

New Pattern! Choose Your Own Adventure Tee

The Choose Your Own Adventure Tee Along is kicking off on July 21st and to celebrate the pattern is only $4 until then! Grab the pattern and come #teealong! Get more info about the KAL at the TeeAlong thread.


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Ravelry Pattern Page ~ Download Now

Just like those Choose Your Own Adventure books we use to read as kids, this pattern is completely customizable so you can get the body and sleeve length and drape you want! With the same pattern you can make a cropped short sleeve tee or a tunic length tee with elbow length sleeves. Tee length body with flutter elbow length sleeves? Swing tunic length with short sleeves? Cropped with three quarter length sleeves? The world (or tee!) is your oyster. Mix and match finishings and create wardrobe staples you can wear all year around.

Finished Size 35.5 (38.5, 41.5, 45.25, 49.25, 54.5, 59)” bust/chest circumference. Designed to be worn with 2+” of positive ease.

Cropped, 3/4 length sleeves

Cropped, 3/4 length sleeves

Yarn Any DK weight cotton, linen, or blend will work for this pattern. Recommended yarns include:

Juniper Moon Farm Zooey, 60% Cotton, 40% Linen; 284yds/260m.
Ella Rae Phoenix DK, 100% Cotton; 273yds/250m.
Debbie Bliss Cotton Denim DK, 100% Cotton; 218yds/200m.
Knit Picks CotLin, 70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen; 123yds/50g.

Below yardages are approximate. Because of the nature of the knit as you go pattern use these yardages and round up to make sure you have enough yarn!

Crop Top Body: 500 (550, 575, 625, 675, 775, 875) yards

Tee Body: 800 (850, 875, 925, 975, 1075, 1175) yards

Tunic Body: 1200 (1250, 1275, 1375, 1475, 1575) yards + 200 yards for Swing Option

Add yardage for sleeves:

Elbow Length: 100 (125, 150, 175, 200, 250, 300) yards

Three Quarter Length: 200 (250, 300, 350, 400, 500, 600) yards

Tunic, short sleeves

Tunic, short sleeves

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 16″ and 24+” circular (cir) and double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); stitch holders or scrap yarn; tapestry needle.

Tee length, elbow length sleeves

Tee length, elbow length sleeves

Ravelry Pattern Page ~ Download Now

 

Gauge 22 sts and 28 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in St st, blocked.

Notes This garment is worked seamlessly from the top-down using the contiguous sleeve method developed by Susie Myers, SusieM on Ravelry. It’s brilliant and works perfectly for a choose your own adventure style pattern like this. Everyone follows the same pattern through the armhole separations and then you start getting creative!   

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Pattern Relaunch! Fire Opal Tee

Today I’m relaunching my Fire Opal Tee pattern, originally featured in Knitscene Spring 2014 but now available as a ravelry download.

And grab it this week for only $4!

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Fire Opal Tee

Ravelry Pattern Page ~ Download Now

Sizes 33 ¼ (36, 38 ¾, 41 ½, 44 ¼, 47)” bust circumference, shown in size 33 ¼”.

Yarn Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport (100% superwash merino, 200 yd [183 m]/57 g): #712 Farwell, 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins.

Pretty Dropped Stitches!

Pretty Dropped Stitches!

Gauge: 26 sts and 31 rnds – 4” in pattern on larger needle, after sts have been dropped.

Needles: Size 4 (3.5 mm): 16” and 24” circular (cir) needles. Size 5 (3.75 mm): 24” cir needle.

Cute, easy fit!

Cute, easy fit!

Notions: Markers (m), stitch holders or scrap yarn, cable needle (cn), tapestry needle.

You need 8 of them!

You need 8 of them!

Ravelry Pattern Page ~ Download Now

Notes: The body of this pullover is worked in the round to the underarms, then the upper front and back are worked separately back and forth. There are differences in cable placements for each size, and on each shoulder, to keep the cables alternating. One stitch between cables is dropped and raveled to the top of the rib.

Windy City Mystery Knit Along!

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SPECIAL PRICING! Buy for $4 until July 14th when it will go up to $6!

Thanks so much for your interest in Allyson Dykhuizen’s Windy City Mystery Shawl Knitalong! This shawl KAL will be released in 5 parts, each part building off the previous one, and will use 2 colors of fingering weight yarn. It will combine stripes and graphic shapes of color, as well as garter stitch and openwork sections, to create a show stopping shawl you’ll be able to wear and style in different ways.

This KAL is being featured during the Chicago Yarn Crawl that runs at the end of July 2016, but all can participate on dedicated forums of course!

Signing Up!

When you sign up for the pattern your download will include this description, as well as yarn options and gauge. The clues will be sent to you through Ravelry and to your inbox as they are released, and a final pattern will be emailed to you when the pattern is finished on August 18, 2016.

Mystery KAL Schedule
Clue 1: July 14, 2016
Clue 2: July 21, 2016
Clue 3: July 28, 2016
Clue 4: August 4, 2016
Clue 5: August 11, 2016
Final Pattern: August 18, 2016

It’s an aggressive schedule but we can do it! Tiny Hint: Clues 2 and 3 make up the same larger section. Each of the other clues are it’s own section of knitting. Learn more!

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