This month I’m hosting my very FIRST Knit-Along on Craftsy. If you haven’t yet discovered Craftsy, you don’t know what you’re missing! It’s an incredible resource for just about everything Handmade. Sewing, quilting, drawing, painting, baking, crocheting and knitting. They feature patterns, videos and even supplies such as fabrics, yarn and kits.
For the months of December AND January I’ll be your Hostess with the Mostest for a KAL featuring my newest design, that is currently exclusive to Craftsy. The Alpine Holiday Scarf.
The pattern incorporates an intriguing stitch that, when worked in contrasting colors creates a beautiful little design that mimics the look of strenuous time spent working intarsia. When in fact, all you’re doing is simple striping.
The scarf also incorporates my absolute FAVORITE cast-on technique….the Tubular Cast On. As well as the Sewn Bind Off to mirror the beautiful tubular edge.
I also discuss how to work a Lifeline into your knitting, as well as introducing a new way of creating buttonholes. Really there are a LOT of special techniques in this Knit-Along and some of them may be ones that you’ve never tried before.
I’ve made a special Playlist on my Youtube channel that is specific to this pattern. And here is the link to the December KAL. I hope that you’ll join along and make one of these gorgeous scarves with us!
The yarn you’ll receive in your KAL is also important to note. Rowan’s Pure Wool Worsted is a lovely pure wool that is super warm and washes up beautifully. For the KAL you get to choose from 5 different colorways, all featuring one main color and two contrast colors.
The KAL kit also includes two handmade Austrian Pine buttons. My father makes these in his wood shop. Hand cuts the branches, drills the holes, sands and protects them to make them water-proof. I think they’re beautiful don’t you? If you would like to purchase more buttons like these you can do so here.
I also want to add one more thing and it’s a Biggie! I’ve decided to publish this design with an “open license” which means you are welcome to make up as many of these as you wish and sell them for profit. I realize that anyone can make up any of my patterns and sell them all over the place. But I always ask nicely that knitters refrain from this, as these are my original designs and I do also make and sell them in my own boutique. However, for this pattern I wanted to make it available for all of you Crafters with a small handmade business. I hope you enjoy it!
Now, onto those videos for the Alpine Holiday pattern:
Since you’ll only be receiving this pattern via the KAL, any Errata on the pattern will be posted here on my Blog. Just click on the Errata tab.