Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Hot Knits for Fall!

We're seeing some excellent progress in our Ravelry group for the Scalloped Rib Socks knit-a-long. It's not too late to join in the fun (and did we mentioned there is a yarny prize?) - we'll be knitting together through October 31!

L-R: Pickyxy's socks in Gold Rush, Avalanche's Raspberry Toffee Socks, and Kittycait's Cape Cod Socks.

What makes this knit-a-long so fun (besides seeing all the different Baah colorways being knit up) is that there are also free tutorial videos to help answer everyone's questions along the way. The first tutorial video demonstrates the designer's preferred elastic cast-on method, the long-tail cast-on:

The next video demonstrates how the stitches should be arranged before beginning the gusset shaping (and it also features a cat videobomb mid-way through):

There are more tutorial videos to come which will be based on suggestions from KAL participants, so come join our Ravelry group and get started on a pair of socks for fall!

Mira was recently a featured guest on the Live Sweater Show as part of the 30 Day Sweater Challenge KAL that's happening this month! You can view an archived version of the show here or watch the embedded video below to learn all about handpainted yarns from Mira herself. She also shares a handy trick for swatching, plus you can also find out how to enter to win a sweater's worth of Baah Yarn!

Finally, if you're planning ahead for winter, kits are still available for the Fickleknitter December KAL - but they won't last long! Each kit includes 3 skeins of Baah La Jolla yarn, the Spring in Central Park Shawl Pattern, and two Swarovski crystal and sterling silver stitch markers from Knitifacts. Click here to read more on the Fickleknitter blog; the KAL will run from December 1-22, 2013!