Thanks to all of you for participating in our Fall Fling Goodie Bag contest! We look forward to being able to meet so many of you at future Flings here in Colorado. I’m glad so many of you have it on your Bucket List and plan to attend one day. We’d love to have you here. We used the random number generator to pick winners for the three Goodie Bags that we saved for you. We’ll be shipping those off to: Liz T in CA, Nicola H in CT, and Amy R in IA. Congratulations to all of the winners!
I shared many of the patterns that caught our eyes during the Fling in this blog post, and a few of you have since emailed to say you’d like to join me in a Hitofude or a Boxy KAL. Let’s do it! This is going to be a very laid back KAL, since I have other projects I need to be working on in between (like the Loopy Academy projects. Cowl is done. Now on to the hat and mittens). There will be no deadlines or anything. Just jump in and join us if you’d like to make one. The fun thing about both of these sweaters is that they are styles that look good on every single person who puts them on.
So if you’d like to join in with us on a no-pressure, no-deadlines Hitofude or Boxy adventure:
2. Purchase the yarn. (Some yarn suggestions and links below. Of course you can also use stash yarn. If you’re submitting a photo to our Hitofude/Boxy KAL photo gallery, it does need to be yarn that we sell here at The Loopy Ewe).
3. Join in on the Hitofude/Boxy KAL thread on the Loopy Groupie board, if you’d like to share what you’re using for yours, and talk about the progress or get support as you knit along!
Yarn Suggestions – both patterns call for fingering weight yarn (which makes the resulting sweater light and drapey). Of course some of you might want to use laceweight or sport/dk for either of these. Just watch your gauge. Here are some ideas for fingering weight: Shalimar Breathless, Baah! LaJolla, Mrs. Crosby Satchel, Three Irish Girls Adorn, Huckleberry Knits Willow, Hand Maiden Mini Maiden, Fable Fibers Novel or Story, Fiberstory Fave, Cascade Heritage Silk or Heritage Solids, The Loopy Ewe Solids Series or Celebrations, and Blue Moon Fiber Arts Worthy or Socks that Rock Lightweight. (Note – you can also make the Boxy in a worsted weight or a cape in aran weight for this KAL.)
Now I’m thinking I will make my Boxy out of Glamping on Loopy Lake. I love that color. Hitofude out of a skein of Wollmeise Lace, I think. Who is joining in and what are you going to use?
I’ll do a blog photo collage of everyone wearing their finished sweaters next spring sometime! (Not finished by spring? No worries. No deadlines. I’ll just show you the ones that have been added in to our Hitofude/Boxy KAL photo gallery, which we’ll put up in a few weeks.)
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