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Westknits Summer KAL with WildFibers
June 18th - September 17th, 2018
Stephen West has become a common name in the knitting world. His crazy color combinations and unique techniques make his patterns fun to knit. This Summer pick your favorite Westknits pattern and cast on with us! There is no one, specific pattern you must knit. We will be offering free help sessions Monday nights from 6-8 for the duration of the KAL, along with color-pairing help to find the perfect combination of colors of your Westknits project.
Purchase the pattern and yarn from WildFibers to complete the KAL and receive 10% off the yarn.
Here are some of the patterns we are recommending:
Never knitted a Westknits pattern, or think they are too 'crazy'? Start with Dotted Rays, an easy crescent shaped shawl that can be knitted out of one or many colors. The size can be easily adjusted and is perfect for showing off speckles like in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light or Manos del Uruguay Alegria. Metalouse is another good Intro-to-Westknits pattern. Our shop sample uses Round Mountain Fibers Fingering
Want to have a go at brioche? Give Bundled in Brioche a try. This squishy brioche scarf is perfect for beginners. You can use one color or many. Manos del Uruguay's Alegria Grande or Maxima would make a warm scarf for the inevitable winter weather.
Really want a challenge? Try a shawl like Building Blocks, Exploration Station or Speckle and Pop, some of Westknits previous MKAL shawls that have a variety of stitch patterns that keep things interesting! All of these shawls use a fingering weight like Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light or Twist Light, Manos del Uruguay Alegria, or Round Mountain Fibers.
Don't wear shawls, or just want to knit something different? Why not knit some shorts! Thighlighters is a fun pattern that knits up quickly and is perfect for lounging around the house over the summer. There are also a variety of WestKnits hats and mitts. Raxtur is a popular hat that features a cabled brim and slipped stitches.
Here are some of the Westknits Samples we will have on display this summer:
- Speckle and Pop Shawl - Building Blocks - The Doodler- Metalouse -
- Exploration Station - Thighlighters - Dotted Rays - Color Craving - Raxtur -