April KAL

Join me this April for Cable Channel, a stylish pillow featuring an original cable pattern.  Knit in HiKoo Kenzie, the design creates a rich fabric to add beauty and texture to any decor.  Pillows provide the perfect platform to explore new techniques and hone the finishing skills.  They also make great gifts!

Cable Channel is knit in one piece with simple seaming and features a button closure to allow for easy washing and assembly.  The front and back are knit in different stitch patterns to keep the project interesting and texturally charming.  Both written and charted instructions, along with video support, are provided to guarantee success.

HiKoo Kenzie delivers the excellent stitch definition and durability best suited for casual luxury.  Available in over 25 colors, there is a shade to match every décor or provide that perfect “pop” of color.  With the wide selection of Skacel Buttons, it’s a snap to find the perfect button.

Check out all of the vibrant colors of Kenzie and browse the beautiful Skacel button catalog.  The possibilities are endless!

When does the KAL start?

Thursday, April 4th and continues every Thursday in April.

What does the pillow look like?
The KALs are a mystery knit.  A portion of the pattern is released each week to add to the excitement.  I promise to deliver a cable pattern that is sure to impress you!  My trusted test knitters are still raving about it.

Do I need to register?
Nope, it is absolutely FREE!  Just head to my website to download the instructions anytime after 9am on April 4th.  Also included are helpful tips, videos and photos to guide you.

Can I ask questions?
Yes!!!!!  I monitor questions daily on my website and in my Ravelry group.  It’s like having your won private knitting tutor.

Where can I buy the yarn?
The KAL suppliers link below lists many of the shop that carry HiKoo Kenzie.  Check your local yarn shop or jump online to find many fine retailers happy to ship to you.  Any shop that carries HiKoo can order the buttons as well.


  • Kenzie by HiKoo, 50% New Zealand merino, 25% nylon, 10% angora, 10% alpaca, 5% silk noils, 4 skeins.  Shown in #1024 Hokitika
  • US #6 (4mm) 24” circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 14” pillow form
  • 7/8” buttons, 4.  Shown in Skacel coconut button #BU1732C23

14” square

23 sts and 30 rows = 4” in stockinette

13 thoughts on “April KAL

  1. How long will the videos be available? I am a bit slow with work and life stuff.

  2. I would love to have you knit along with me! Skacel generously opens the prize drawing to knitters using the yarn of their choice. Any yarn that will yield the stated gauge will work. If your pillow turns out larger or smaller then you can use a different sized pillow form.

  3. Hi Michelle,
    I am a beginner knitter and am uncomfortable with spending close to $75. for a pillow at this time and my ability. Could you recommend a more reasonable yarn to use for the first try? I was thinking of Encore. Do you think this would work?

  4. You can display your pillow any way but I consider the button side the back. That being said, it has a beautiful design as well. Looking forward to knitting together!

  5. Will the buttons be displayed on the front or the back of the pillow? This will make a difference on the buttons I buy. Thank you.

  6. I would love to have you knitting along with me! It is best to buy your supplies in advance. Here is a link to shops that carry the supplies. All of the skeins need to be the same color. I recommend subscribing to my newsletter to receive updates and reminders.

  7. I’ve never done one of these before (a KAL, to be exact). Do we buy supplies now? Do all skiens need to be the same color?

  8. What level knitter should you be to successfully complete this project? I made your Building Blocks blanket (and am halfway through a second one) but I’ve been knitting for less than a year.

    Do you think I can do this?

  9. I do not know much about button sizing. You say we will need 4 (7/8”) buttons. The with of the pillow is 14”. Two 7” buttons would be enormous and take you clear across the pillow width. I know I am “missing” something in my thinking. Help!

    Yes, I hope to join you in knitting this cable pillow. I always look forward to your KAL’s.

  10. I would love to have you knitting with me! I recommend watching my Cables video. Take some time to practice cables prior to the KAL. Yes, you will need a cable needle

  11. Thank you, Michelle, for this knitting opportunity. I have not done any cable knitting so this will be a good way to learn. I’m thinking it would be good to practice with your cable video. Which one(s) would you recommend? Will I need a cable needle?

    I have made your Channing Road blanket twice as baby blankets…oh so lovely and fun to make. Thank you!

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