Use the Force by Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich
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Use the Force

Knitting
November 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 16 rows = 2 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
600 yards (549 m)
One Size
This pattern is available for $7.00 USD buy it now

Hello and welcome to the “Use the Force” Binge Mystery Knit-a-long! I am so excited you are here! This MKAL is happening in conjunction with Leawesome’sUse the Force“ Binge Mystery Crochet-a-long. Both the MKAL and MCAL use the Lorna’s Laces Limited Edition colors “The Dark Side” and “The Light Side” in Shepherd Sport, available only at Jimmy Beans Wool. Yarn only kits can be purchased directly from Jimmy Beans Wool as well.

This MKAL is perfect for Star Wars fans, young and old, who want to come together and knit something fun in anticipation of upcoming Episode 7!

Dates for the Binge MKAL are November 20th-22nd. A clue will be released each day for those 3 days, for a total of 3 clues. You are encouraged to watch Episodes 1-6 while you knit or crochet! We know you’ve seen them a million times, but why not a re-watch while you create something fun you can wear to watch “The Force Awakens” when it comes out in December!?!?!

Clue Release Schedule:
CLUE 1 - Friday, November 20th
CLUE 2 - Saturday, November 21st
CLUE 3 - Sunday, November 22nd

How to sign up:
All you need to do to sign up is purchase the pattern and choose your yarn! When you purchase the pattern today, you’ll receive an info page with gauge and materials info. Your first clue will be added to this document on the 20th and an update notice will be sent via e-mails and Ravelry. Purchase of the pattern “signs you up” to participate in the MKAL.

Materials:
~3 skeins Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport (50 g/200 yds, 100% superwash Merino) – 2 skeins of Color A and 1 of Color B. Swatch shows Lorna’s Limited Edition colors “The Light Side” and “The Dark Side,” available at Jimmy Beans Wool.
~US 6 – 32” or longer circular needle.
~Stitch markers

Gauge:
Unblocked: 10 sts & 22 rows = 2” in garter stitch.
Steam Blocked: 10 sts & 16 rows = 2” in garter stitch.

Additionally, support will be provided in the Jimmy Beans Wool Ravelry Group for help on your projects. There will be separate knit and crochet threads.

This pattern will be just $3.50 until the end of December 2015 in honor of the release of Episode VII - The Force Awakens. After that, the price of the pattern will go up to the full price of $7.