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Kathryn
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:39 pm    Post subject: 2011 KAL plan Reply with quote

Please feel free to join in as few (or as many) of these as you like. The categories are deliberately vague so as not to limit it to one particular pattern that not everybody likes.


January - Something for yourself
After the chaos of Christmas, treat yourself by choosing something to knit for yourself.

February - Hats, gloves and scarves
There's still likely to be a chill in the air, so why not knit a new hat or pair of gloves to brighten up a grey day.

March - Cables
Whatever project you would like to try that incorporates cables - from a simple dishcloth to a complicated blanket - it's up to you.

April - Double knitting
This was a popular suggestion, so have fun and knit yourself something reversible.

May - Colour work
Now that the light's better, how about trying something colourful - whether it's stripes or polka dots, intarsia or fair isle.

June - Something for charity
I know that we're a generous group, so how about knitting something for your favourite charity?

July - Lace
Summer should be here, so a light lace project should be about right! Shawls are always popular for this, but if you're not a shawl person, don't let that put you off.

August - Socks
The weather should be warmer now, and socks are a great hot weather project as they're so light and easy to carry about.

September - Cardigans and sweaters
There were several requests for a circular sweater, but there are lots of other possibilities too. Starting now should have it ready for the first sudden nip in the air.

October - Toys
If you have children on your Christmas knit list, how about knitting a toy for them. Or for any young-at-heart adult that you know.

November - Crochet
I know there are lots of crochet projects, but it always seems so good for a nice warm blanket that it seemed right for a winter project.

December - Something simple to keep your sanity in the run up to Christmas
I think that says it all!


I've tried to put this plan together while bearing in mind the climate and light that the majority of us will be working with.

I'm going to endeavour to start a thread a few days before the KAL to share patterns - I always love seeing the patterns that other people pick out.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great list.

Trouble is I'll have trouble finishing one month's KAL before wanting to cast on the next.

I can see me ending the year with 12 WIPs Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ooooooooooo i like that list i will be deffo enjoying 2011 , and i will finish each and every one xxxxxxx lol xxxxxxxx
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am game for some of the KALs. Might take me a while just to finish one. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking forward to joining the KAL's !!!!!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am planning on joining some of these, and I think that is the great thing about them, you just pick the ones that "speak" to you. Looking forward to October, may just finally get that book I have had my eye on for a while.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see interesting things there...but I am focusing on May. One of my hopes this year is to improve my intarsia, and by May I have hopes of the house being finished and getting settled in. That should free my mind for mental gymnastics... Wink

If that works out, I may go round 4 with learning to knit socks... Embarassed
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great list. Am I am glad that we have the flexability for the patterns. I deffinatly will try and keep up but may need to skip a month or two if I pick a large project.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wolfram, from what I've seen, projects can go for three or even more months. There is no obligation to 'keep up'. We all have lives and need to pace ourselvs accordingly. You pick what you want to do, or what you think you might want to do 'n set yourself up with the materials, then dive in. Early, late, fast, slow? It matters not.

I think I'll pass on the reversable work. I am a bit ahead of my time tho since I cast on with the new Wenseydale yarn for one of those convertable sweaters from a long rectangle that was in the video. You know me tho, no pattern, just dive in (then frog a few times on the way to finished Laughing )
BTW, the Wenseydaale is lovely. It's so springy n 'sweet' to work with. It's easy on my wrist Very Happy .

12 more WIPs, Laughing Yvonne.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our KALs are never fixed. You just work at your own pace and share your adventures and pictures with everyone doing the same type of thing.

It's just that I want to do them all. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Embarassed can you explain aprils kal to me i dont know even where to start . anyone suggest good simple step by step books for reverse work please xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can see a couple of double knitting patterns here.

Basically, you alternate two different yarns and end up with a reversible pattern. I tried it for the first time a couple of months ago and was surprised by how easy I found it.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you kathryn have ordered the paintbox scarf pattern , am going to do it in smoothie double knit looks good thanks for explaining xxxx
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

have my charity knitt organised now as well , am knitting for Bonnie babies [prem babies] have picked up some patterns from Ravely and have challenged my on line/face book knitting gang , too Aim is
500 hats
500 vests
100 blankets
and personally i am going to do some burial gowns as well aimming for
10 xxx

I am liking this organising bit a lot lol xx lets hope the needles bit works well as well lol xxxxx
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