February 27, 2015

Solar Flare Circular Shawl MKAL

Join the Solar Flare Circular Shawl Mystery Knit-a-Long!

The MKAL runs in the Knit Eco Chic group on Ravelry from the Spring Equinox (March 20, 2015) to Earth Day (April 22, 2015). Join us and knit your own solar inspired non-pi circular shawl in organic cotton & bamboo yarn! The tech edited & test knit intermediate level pattern is fully written & charted with stitch demos too.

MKAL highlights: prizes, interviews, video demos, chatting, and of course, knitting fun!

To kick off the MKAL, the pattern is on 50% off crack of dawn special. No coupon needed!! The crack of dawn special runs through March 15, 2015. From March 16th-20th the pattern will be on a morning light special of 25% off. No coupon needed. The pattern returns to full noon-day price March 20, 2015.

Ready to board? Here’s your pre-flight check list. Be sure to order your yarn from The Unique Sheep early so you ensure its arrival by the start date! To order, choose 300 grams under skein size, “Gradiance” as color way type, and then put in the colorway name. Or if you do not want to use Gradiance, select 300 grams as a “Regular” colorway. For color suggestions, check out the Solar Flare MKAL thread in the Knit Eco Chic Ravelry group. (Note: if you have allergies, like I do, simply request no essential oils in the dying process.)

Materials:
6 Skeins (1 gradiance set of 50 gram skeins) The Unique Sheep Green Sheep Cotton
US 3/ 3.25mm circular needles
US 3/ 3.25mm DPNs
Optional Beads – Japanese seed beads size 6/0 in three colors to match gradiance: 630 beads color 1, 450 beads color 2, 360 beads color 3

MKAL Schedule
New releases each Monday morning after March 20th kick off & 1st set of instructions released
March 16th swatching information released
March 20th skeins 1& 2 released
March 23rd skein 3 released, how-to you tube video released
March 30th skein 4 released
April 6th skein 5 released
April 13th skein 6 released
April 15th FO thread opened
April 22nd judging concluded
Note: Project due date for prizes is April 22, 2015

Physical Prizes
Physical prize will be chosen by voting of FOs. Voting consists of adding up the “likes” and “loves” on each post. “Educational,” “interesting,” “funny,” and “disagree” have no vote value. All participants who link their Solar Flare project page & post their FO in the FO thread by the close of voting will be eligible.
The FO with the most votes will win yarn from the Unique Sheep
The FO with the 2nd most votes will win a prize from Knit With Attitude
The FO with the 3rd most votes will win a prize from Laurel Hill
The FO with the 4th most votes will win a prize from Laurel Hill

Electronic Prizes
10% of participants with linked Solar Flare projects will be chosen at random to receive a Knit Eco Chic pattern of choice