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Blanket Knit-A-Long : Fly Away
Well, a blanket KAL in the summer seems to be becoming a tradition around here! And of course modular is key due to potential summer heat and to accommodate summer vacation travel, cottage time, or lugging to and from the hammock in the yard!
This year's obsession of a blanket could hardly be easier! You have probably seen us pondering the options in the shop! Yep that is right... By the wonderful Tin Can Knits ladies comes the Fly Away Blankie. This pattern is written up as a baby blanket, but up sizing is simple thing to do. And we can help with math.
This is a garter stitch pattern, with a colour stripe (or more if you choose) in each square. The pattern was inspired by the Flying Geese Quilt Motif and the blanket is knit one square at a time, joined together, and then the border is picked up to knit out. One of the amazing things about this blanket is that you can configure the squares into a variety of different graphic effects!
images © Tin Can Knits
Be sure to check out the project page on Ravelry to start getting inspired!
KAL Yarn Feature...
Superwash Worsted or DK
Purchase your KAL yarn between June 30th and July 15th and you can take advantage of our Buy More-Save More Promo on your project materials. (Note: a 2-colour minimum will be in effect.) We will also include a free digital copy of the Fly Away blanket pattern!
Using up scraps? No problem, we totally understand stash-busting, just note that a minimum of 5 skeins, directly for this project, must be purchased with us, between June 30th and July 15th, 2015, to qualify for PRIZES... we would still love to see your progress, regardless!
Buy More-Save More Promo
- 5 Skeins : Save 10%
- 6-9 Skeins : Save 15%
- 10+ Skeins : Save 20%
Buy More-Save More discounts apply to in-stock yarn only, yarn quantity must be bought on one invoice number, and cannot be combined with other promotions. Full details in the shop. Nudge nudge... the Can Con Sale runs July 2-7...and since Sweetgeorgia is Canadian yarn the up to 5 skeins level will be 15% if you get in early!
So here is how the KAL works...
The Official Launch Party will be Tuesday, July 7th... and since deadlines are good for getting things finished... We are aiming for a September 15th finish.
To Register as a KAL participant...
Simply set up a Project Page for this Blanket in Ravelry with thePP-FlyAway-KAL-2015 tag and post a minimum of 3 progress pictures. There will prizes along the way, and a Grand Prize Draw for those that finish their blankets by the September 15th deadline.
We have started a thread in our Purple Purl Group on Ravelry so we can see each others colour choices, and cheer each other on. Be sure to check in with us there!!! We would love to start by having you post your colour choices!!!
- Winner's choice of a Tin Can Knits E-book (9 Months of Knitting, Pacific Knits, Great White North, Handmade in the UK, Road Trip, and Max & Bodhi's Wardrobe)
- Winner's choice of one of the Sweetgeorgia Party of Five Packs
- as well as some charming goodies.
We will be hosting help sessions...
On Tuesday evenings over July and August! Come on in and work away on your squares. Demonstrations start at 7pm... and there will be a door prize draw for each of these evenings!
July 7th : KAL Kick-Off with discussions on choosing layouts for those still unsure, as well as a demo on knitting in your ends as you work.
August 11th: We will demo tidily seaming your squares together.
August 18th: We will demo how to work the border: Including picking up stitches and working corners.
September 15th: KAL end date and Finalist Prize Draw
Knit to Win!
The Finalist Prize Draw will be for a Prize Package consisting of:
Sneak Peek at Miko's...
Looking forward to stitching with you as always!
Jennifer & Miko