Well, I had so much fun hosting the Outlander MKAL, that I'm doing it again! Join me and Jimmy Beans Wool for a Once Upon A Time MKAL beginning on October 12th! Head over to Ravelry to download your copy of the pattern now, and then to JBW to get the October '14 LLE color: Frozen Upon A Time!
Once Upon A Time was an instant favorite of mine when it started a few years ago. I mean, fairy tales, magic, and Prince Charming, what’s not to love! And when Elsa, from Frozen, made an appearance at the end of last season, what was already an awesome show got even better! I might be a grown woman, but I love Frozen, and I am so excited to see how they will work those characters into the Storybrooke plot lines.
This mystery knit-a-long will consist of 6 clues, released weekly on Sundays, beginning on October 12th. We are knitting a pair of fingerless mitts with a matching cowl, and you will need 2 skeins of Shepherd Worsted, or 450 yards of worsted weight wool. The mitts will need approximately 140 yards, and then the cowl will use the rest! I have been inspired by the squishy textured accessories we see the main characters wear, as well as the addition of the Frozen girls to the plot this year. Be sure and check out the Frozen Upon A Time color way available from Jimmy Beans Wool! This accessory set will be great to keep for yourself, or give away as a gift this holiday season!
Interested in seeing how the lovely soft blue-greys (for Elsa) and the pink-purples (for Anna) in Frozen Upon A Time knit up? Here's a swatch, in the Shepherd Worsted. There is a bit of pooling, as is to be expected with a variegated yarn, but the colors look lovely together. I've also used specific stitch patterns to help break up the pooling in the pattern.
Don't forget to head to Ravelry and grab the pattern now, it will be half price for the duration of the MKAL!
For those of you interested in trying out my hand dyed yarn, don't forget to head over to my Etsy store before the end of the month for 20% off of all purchases using the coupon code: IHEARTSEPTEMBER!