Thursday 17 January 2019

Come Join the Tulips KAL!

I've had a lot of lovely comments and likes on the Tulips in the Desert socks. Thank you all!
I would love to see these tulips pop up in every possible colour!
I decided to run a knit-a-long in Instagram and my Ravelry group

Welcome to join in!


 How do I join the KAL?
  • Ravelry

Join the Arella Seaton Design Ravelry group and register in the TulipsKAL thread. 
Choose your yarns and show off!

  • Instagram

Post your chosen yarns in your Instagram feed, tag me @arellaseatondesign and use the hashtag #tulipsKAL 
Do not forget to use these tags every time you post about the socks in IG, otherwise I might miss your post!

What do I need for KAL?

Skills: Colorwork, knitting in rounds, afterthought heel 

Yarn: Sock yarn. Fingering / 4 ply.  
Cascade Yarns Heritage, Malabrigo Yarn Sock or similar.  100 g / 3.5 oz. = 400 m / 436 yards;  
Approximate amounts depending on size: 
MC   50 – 70 g / 1.76 – 2.47 oz.  
CC1 (flowers) 8 – 12 g / 0.28 – 0.42 oz. 
CC2 (leaves)    15 – 17 g / 0.53 – 0.6 oz. 

Needles: 2.5 mm / US 1½ (working on single color) and 2.75 mm / US 2 (for colorwork), double point needles or circular needles, depending on your preferred method for small diameter circular knitting 

Notions:       • Stitch marker (removable, optional) 
                     • Waste yarn (approx. 100 cm / 40”, optional) 
                     • Two double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1½ or smaller for picking up stitches for                         afterthought heel (optional) 
                     • Tapestry needle 

Size: S(M, L) 
Sock foot circumference unstretched  18(20, 22) cm / 7(7⅞, 8⅝)”. 
Size refers to sock foot circumference, length is adjustable.

Gauge: 33 stitches x 44 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4”x 4” in stockinette stitch on the smaller needles 

⏩ Do I need to purchase the pattern?

No, in this first stage you do not have to purchase the pattern. I will post the Cuff and Leg pattern for free on 20 January, so you can get started. 
You need to purchase the pattern later to keep going BUT I give you a generous discount.

What happens next?

Now is time to cast on! 
  • Work the Cuff and Leg 
  • Post a photo of Cuffs in Instagram and/or Ravelry KAL thread by 10 February 
  • I will send you a coupon code for 20% off on one of single patterns in my Ravelry store. Use it to get the Tulips in the Desert pattern OR if you got the pattern earlier you can get any other of my single patterns (ebooks not included). 
  • Work the Foot and Toe
  • Post a photo of Toes in Instagram and/or Ravelry KAL thread by 24 February 
  • I will send you a coupon code for 30% off on one of single patterns in my Ravelry store. 
  • Work the Heel
  • Post a photo of finished socks in Instagram and/or Ravelry KAL thread by 10 March 
  • I will send you a coupon code for 40% off on one of single patterns in my Ravelry store. 

  Enjoy your new socks!

Indie dyers! If you are interested in selling kits for this design, please contact me!

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