Swatching instructions say to knit a swatch using the larger needles (I got gauge with size 4) working in the rnd or back and forth using two colors, any stranded pattern we wanted, since we don't have the chart yet. We're to aim for 6 1/2 sts/in. Sport weight or DK would be most suitable.
We will get one part of the pattern each week. Today (If you're reading this on Monday, January 30th) we get the first "clue." It will be fun to see what the project turns into. It isn't too late to join us if you want. It isn't a race. Just a fun thing to do together. All you need is the pattern (see link above) and 5 skeins of sport-weight yarn, each a different color. Just get your pattern and yarn and join us! We get the last clue February 27, 2012. You can buy the pattern later, but it will cost more, and you need to finish with the group to qualify for the drawings. (Yes, there are prizes!)
I used Emily Ocker's cast on. I think I posted it here somewhere.
Yep you can find it here.
That is about what I had too... hopefully it's enough... we shall see.
I ordered the yarn from Abstract Fibers in the blue colorway. It arrived in yesterday's mail and I couldn't wait to get started. Almost done with Clue #1 and looking forward to Feb 6 for the next part. I had to use size 3 needles to get guage-- I must be a very relaxed knitter-- I'm always going down one or two sizes! Started with DPs, but switched to circular-- magic loop is so much easier for me-- no escaping stitiches. Thanks for your blog, Peggy-- your swatch looked so interesting that I had to join my first KAL.
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LOL... no, maybe not... but when you are looking for an enabler badge, I figure you already have a trunk load. ROFL
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No, you're good!