I often get over-excited by the perspective of a Knit-along (KAL). So I often start a new project on impulse. Looking back, I have been participating, or at least have had the intention to participate, in five KALs since the beginning of the year. Not too bad… Cavalcade.
Through the loops mystery socks 2016 #ttlmysterysocks2016
Kirsten Kapur is holding her yearly Mystery-sock-along every January. This was my 4th year participating. Socks-along is the easiest way for me to have at least one pair of socks a year, and her patterns are good looking and well written, so in general I just hop on that train.
Pattern : TTL Mystery socks 2016 by Kirsten Kapur. Yarn : The Plucky Knitter Primo Fingering, colour Maneater.
Waiting for rain-KAL #waitingforrainkal
I have already blogged about this shawl, but I’ll show it once more because I love the blue shades in this lace.
Pattern : Waiting for rain by Silvia Bo Bilvia. Yarn : SweetGeorgia Lace Merinosilk in colour Sapphire.
So very Shannon Tops, Tanks and Tees KAL ’16 #tttkal16
So very Shannon hosted a KAL of tops and Tees in spring, and I took the opportunity to finish a top I already started in February using three skeins of La Bien Aimée yarns. I made up the pattern as I knit, and it turned out exactly as I wanted to. I love the mohair-silk panel. It’s so soft and fluffy.
Pattern : my own. Yarn : La Bien Aimée Merino singles in colours Vespa and Fa a long long way, and Silk mohair in Vespa.
I could not resist two skeins of La Bien Aimée yarns in a Happy Accident colour Pêche mignon, and I got inspired to knit up a bolero / shrug. I finally ended up using it more like a scarf than a bolero as shown in the pictures, so I will have to work on that shape again. Anyway, I loved working lace in this yarn, it is so soft as butter, and the colours!
Pattern : my own. Yarn: La Bien Aimée yarns, colour Pêche mignon (Happy Accident), Sock minis in Yellow brick road.
Through The Loops Mystery Shawl 2016 #ttlmysteryshawl2016
Another great KAL hosted by Kirsten Kapur. This was my first time knitting one of her mystery shawls. It’s a pi-shawl (half-circle), and I really enjoyed the revealing of the different clues over 5 weeks. One of the reasons for joining, was the fact that I had the exact yarn she used in the sample in stash. Kettle Yarn Co Yarn Beyul. A mix of merino, yak and silk. A lovely drapey yarn, perfect for shawls.
Pattern : TTL Mystery Shawl 2016 by Kirsten Kapur. Yarn : Kettle Yarn Co yarns Beyul in colour Turquoise Tarn and Yurt.
Dotted Rays KAL #DottedRaysKAL
This KAL was certainly not planned. Aimée at La Bien Aimée launched à Dotted Rays KAL and I joined on a whim, because this is a great canvas-pattern, and I could play with all the colours! I pulled out two grey skeins of TanisFiberArts in my stash and a lot of colourful scrap yarn. This is my fun-knit, and a project I can knit while chatting with others, so it’s pretty perfect.
Pattern : Dotted Rays by Stephen West, Yarn : TanisFiberArts Purple label cashmere sock colour Rock as main colour and various scrap yarn for the stripes from La Bien Aimée, Hedgehog Fibres, Malabrigo, Koigu and Madelinetosh.
And I already spotted other KALs, so there will certainly be other realisations later on. Until then: Happy knitting!