This KAL has been designed by a wonderful designer! I've been a huge fan of her work for years so I was thrilled to bits when she gave us permission to use one of her patterns! I had seen this pattern years ago and for whatever reason it had disappeared from it's online home...but after some heavy hunting through all my printed out patterns from over the years, I found it along with the designer's contact info and I was so happy to find out that she didn't mind a bit if we used it for our group knit along this month!
For this pattern it's been suggested that you will need:
* Cotton Worsted Weight Yarn(solid colour of your choice)
As you will notice, yes I did mention the dreaded "C" word...cable. This will be our first attempt at a group knit along with cables. There's no need to fret though if cables make you a bit squeamish...this isn't a cable-infested cloth so if cables are new to you this is probably a great starter project for you...there will only be 3 rows where you will need to cable so please don't be discouraged to try this one. There are tons of help online as well as tons of really helpful people here on the group!
Here are some really good video tutorials if you'd like to study them a bit before our kal begins on Monday:
* How to Knit a Cable Stitch:
* Crossing Cables with a Cable Needle:
The instructions will be emailed daily as "special notice" to ensure that everyone gets them...if you are on daily digest and you don't want to wait for the digest to come in for your daily rows, you can always come to the group site: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Rachels_Knitting_Room/ to see the posted rows. As soon as I post them they will appear on the group!
I will also be posting the links for the daily rows on our Group Blog http://rachelsknittingroom.blogspot.com/ so feel free to check our blog daily.
After I post them to the group, I will make a text copy of them just in case anyone misses the post, and I will put them in the group FILES section under, "Our Group Knit Alongs"...just look for "June 2009 KAL ~ Hosted by Rachel".
Feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have about our next KAL!
Looking forward to next Monday Morning!
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