2014 Sampler Mystery Knit-a-Long
Underground Crafter’s 2014 Sampler MKAL is a great way to expand your skills or increase your stitch collection during the course of a year while working alongside other knitters and an experienced knitting teacher (and designer). If you can cast on, knit, purl, and bind off, this sampler MKAL is for you!
Each stitch will be a mystery, with a picture only shared after the next clue is revealed, so even intermediate knitters can have fun. You can find the links to the chat and spoiler threads for the MKAL here.
Oh, and did I mention the monthly prizes? This MKAL has great sponsors, including Cascade Yarns, Indian Lake Artisans, Erin Lane Bags, Michelle’s Assortment, The Sexy Knitter, Alchemic Viscera, Spazspun, Sarah Kincheloe, The Spinner’s Emporium, and Underground Crafter (me!).
We will start off with basic knit and purl combinations (to help build your confidence in pattern reading) and move on to stitches that incorporate increasing and decreasing, cables, bobbles, and other techniques. New techniques will be explained with written or photo tutorials and/or links to web resources.
Starting on January 1, a new “clue” will be released every other Wednesday through December 17, 2014. The Knitting Sampler MKAL will have 28 “clues,” including 25 different patterns for 6” (15 cm) squares, tips for planning and assembling a blanket, and several border options. Knitting one of each square will make a delightful baby blanket.
So what are you waiting for? Download the Underground Crafter 2014 Mystery Sampler today!
Here’s a guide to the four documents you’ll find:
Pre-order info: If you’re just starting, this document shares information about yardage requirements.
MYSTERY: Includes all of the clues to this point in mystery format. This is the best document to download if you’re just starting.
REVEAL: Includes pictures of all the PREVIOUSLY released clues. (In other words, this document is one clue behind.)
CURRENT: Includes just the current clue with no other information for easy printing.
Our February giveaway prize, sponsored by Sarah Kincheloe (interviewed here), is the winner’s choice of any needle organizer priced at $42 or less in Sarah’s Etsy shop. For your chance to win, download the pattern and share a picture of any squares you complete in February by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on February 28, 2014. (More details are available in the pattern PDF.)