Spired by Josh Ryks-Robinsky

Spired

Knitting
December 2015
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
6 stitches = 1 inch
in Garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
300 - 600 yards (274 - 549 m)
One Size
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This pattern is available for $6.00 USD buy it now

NOTE: Purchasing this pattern will result in you receiving a daily email and message from yours truly with the updated pattern! If you wish to avoid that, I would suggest grabbing a copy at the end of the MKAL as I cannot opt you out of a pattern update! Thank you!


Merry Scarf-mas, dear friends!

Welcome to the 2nd ever Geoknittrix Scarf-mas MKAL!

This year, Scarf-mas is a little different and will run from the 13th-19th of December! A whole WEEK of Scarf-mas?!?! CAN YOU HANDLE IT?!?!!!

Every day (for a whole WEEK, starting on the 13th!), you will receive an update to the pattern that will reveal one more piece of the mystery each day!

The updates will be just enough knitting to keep you going and to just settle in for a fun little knitting shenanigans break!

AND! Guess what? Scarf-mas may or may not be NOT A SCARF (hint, hint… ) this time round! But to tell more would ruin your surprise, so…

Do you need a last-minute Christmas gift for that certain someone who is difficult to make something for?

Do you know anyone who wants a knitted gift for Christmas and the idea of knitting something else terrifies your crazy gift knitter’s mind?

OR!

Are you just tired of knitting things for someone else and want something to give yourself on Christmas?

Well, look no further!


Just pick one of these fantastic options (or choose all three and go for that Gifting Hat Trick!), grab some yarn (or yarns!) and needles, and join in on these shenanigans from the King of Shenanigans! (or choose all three and go for that Gifting Hat Trick!)

Become an E.L.M.G.K. (Emergency Last Minute Gift Knitter) by knitting it in the Bulky or Bust Version! SUPER FAST and this version is the shortest knitting time PER DAY! Pick this one if you need a gift and need it fast!

OR!

Choose the Chill DK/Worsted Version and rock it out while knowing that this is the last gift you need to make. This version will take a little longer per day than the Bulky version, but not by much. So it’s PERFECT if you need a gift, but don’t need to rush.

OR!

Be a Knitter Who Deserves It! Choose the grinch-tastic Semi-Selfish Fingering/Sport Version and enjoy making it while relaxing - knowing that you are the BEST person to receive this gift! This version will take the longest amount of time per day, but that shouldn’t worry you too much as you know the recipient (a.k.a. YOU!) has no deadline of gifting-awesome!


RULES AND INFO:
Each clue will be automatically be sent to you via Ravelry and will appear as a pattern update. To download the latest update, simply update the pattern in your library!

Share in-progress photos on Ravelry, but please use the mystery thumbnail photo or a photo of your un-knit yarn as the first photo on your project page to keep the mystery alive for those that do not wish to see it!

Also, as a courtesy to me, I would ask that you refrain from posting a photo with the pattern instructions. It is just to protect my design and I would really appreciate it! Thank you!

A discussion thread will be started in the geoknittrix designs group on Ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com/groups/geoknittrix-designs) for you to ask questions pertaining to the MKAL. There will also be a thread to post your in progress shots so you can share your project with everyone, chat with your fellow knitters, and see all those FAB projects as well!

Use #spiredmkal2015, #scarfmas, and #geoknittrixdesigns for posts on Instagram and share the excitement with others!


This knit contains: Short rows, striping, some minor cabling, a BUNCH of texture elements, garter stitch, and above all, FUN!!!


Size: One size for all versions! All versions result similarly sized finished objects!

Recommended yarn: Three colors of Fingering/Sport OR DK/Worsted OR Bulky weight yarn. You can also hold two strands of lace for the Fingering version, two strands of fingering for the DK/Worsted version, or one strand of worsted and fingering for the Bulky version. Yarn combinations are endless and this project is meant to help you stash bust and get it on the needles SUPER FAST!

Yardage:
Semi-Selfish Fingering/Sport Version: 200 yds / 185 m of Colors A, B, and C.
Chill DK/Worsted Version: 150 yds / 137 m of Colors A, B, and C.
Bulky Or Bust Version: 100 yds / 92 m of Colors A, B, and C.

Needles: One set of 24” (60 cm) circular needles in size:

Semi-Selfish Fingering/Sport Version: US size 5/3.75 mm needles
Chill DK/Worsted Version: US size 9/5.5 mm needles
Bulky Or Bust Version: US size 11/8.0 mm needles.

Gauge: (all gauge measurements are in Garter Stitch)

Semi-Selfish Fingering/Sport Version: 5.5-6 sts to the inch/cm
Chill DK/Worsted Version: 4-5 sts to the inch/cm
Bulky Or Bust Version: 3-3.5 sts to the inch/cm

Notions: Stitch markers, cable needle, scissors, tapestry needle