1 x letter from Designer Carmen Jorissen of New Leaf Designs
2 x 60cm zips
2 x checked buttons (for bonus project)
1 x kilt pin (for bonus project)
Additional project materials (not included): Knitted on 2.5mm x 80cm circular needle, 2 x 3mm x 80cm circular needles, and 4mm hooks, 2 x cushion inserts (50x50cm), sewing needle and matching thread, stitch markers (optional but helpful)
Washing Instructions Wash at 40, Iron low, Tumble dry low, Do not bleach. [Description][ Join the first ever Scheepjes Knit-A-Long and enjoy a unique collaborative knitting experience!
Carmen Jorissen of New Leaf Designs has been inspired both by the book and hit TV series Outlander and fond memories of holidays spent in the Trossachs and Cairngorms National Parks. The Sassenach KAL intends to transport knitters from far and wide on a journey through the majestic Scottish landscapes.
Carmen has designed a pair of complementary cushion covers exclusively for the Sassenach KAL. Knitted using the stranded colourwork technique, each has its own nature, reflecting the spirit of the two main Outlander characters. The Claire cushion features motifs based on medicinal herbs while the Jamie cushion includes tartan patterning. Both are knitted with Scheepjes Metropolis, an Extra Fine Merino Wool blend yarn known for its warmth, soft touch and lightly heathered appearance. Three colour palettes have been thoughtfully selected for the Sassenach KAL kits. Choose from Erica (heather) influenced by Highland scenery, Rosa (rose) or Cirsium (thistle) based respectively on the English and Scottish national emblems. For a truly immersive experience, knitters may decide to watch, read or listen to the Outlander series during the KAL!
One week before the KAL, a Tips & Tricks PDF will be released with information concerning materials, gauge/tension, measurements, pattern notes and charts. A video by the designer will be shared at the same time, covering everything participants need to know to get started with the KAL, such as Judy’s Magic Cast On, how to knit with 2 sets of circular knitting needles and how to float the yarn when using stranded colourwork. In addition, there will be weekly blog posts and a video explaining zip insertion.
Duration: 10 weeks
Tips and Tricks: 16th February
Start KAL Week 1: 23rd February
Patterns released every Wednesday for 10 weeks until: 27th April
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