Fall Knit Along Begins October 4th!

Join me for the next installation of the Progressive Needles Knit Along as we knit the incredibly fun cowl, Intertwisted.  A portion of the mystery KAL pattern will be revealed each Thursday in October.  Each segment is full of stitches and techniques designed to grow your knitting skills.  Every skill is supported with online video tutorials – it’s like having a knitting tutor 24/7!  There is no registration, simply return to this page on October 4th at 9am EDT for Part 1.  Fabulous prizes are generously furnished by our sponsor, Skacel Collection.  Best of all – it’s FREE!

  • 2 skeins Simpliworsted, 55% Merino Superwash/28% Acrylic/17% Nylon, 100g/140 yards each
  • US #10 (6mm) straight or circular needles AND one set of double points
  • 3 stitch holders
  • 2 yards smooth worsted weight yarn in a contrasting color for waste yarn

4 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette.  Gauge is not critical to this project – isn’t that refreshing!

One size fits most.

See you in October!

45 thoughts on “Fall Knit Along Begins October 4th!

  1. Such a simple pattern, I decided I did not need to bother with a lifeline. What a mistake! Around 12 inches I realized I made a mistake 7 inches ago. Knitted a couple more inches in denial that the mistake was not that noticeable, and then ending up ripping all the way back. Now I am using lifelines! And the video was so easy to follow, I am kicking myself for not viewing it earlier!
    Thank you so much for all your great videos.

  2. For now just cast on 15 stitches and work the pattern on EVERY row – both right and wrong side rows. We will address the waste yarn removal in the finishing step and it will all fall into place. Trust me!

  3. his is my first KAL. I am an adventuresome beginner. I loved the video on the PC. But I have a question. Is it better to make up the 2 half stitches by casting on an extra provisional stitch (16 rather than 15) or pick up the stitch above the last one?

    If I do the extra stitch then do I just knit that stitch and then follow the pattern and on the next row on the right side then knit the first two stitches together and then yo and k2tog?

    I want to do this right.

  4. Got the yarn just have to get it ready, am really looking forward to this. I wish you had
    more Kals during the year, I am just blocking my blocks from the book and I have been
    making pillowsfrom the patterns for the blocks great fun. What I like is the projects are small and you can take them with you where ever you go. Great Job Looking forward
    to more projects and books Joan

  5. Thanks.

    I was just asking since the Materials state #10 as 5mm.

    Also, to clarify, I always use two circulars or magic loop *instead* of DPNs for small circumference knitting. I’m going to take my chances and assume I will be able to do so here.

  6. Yes, a US #10 is 6mm – they are one in the same. You may knit with straights or circulars but you will also need a set of double points later as well.

  7. All of my needles and gauges indicate US 10 is 6 mm. Which do I need? Also, are 2 circulars or Magic Loop OK instead of DPNs?

  8. So I visited my favorite LYS and she was advertising a KAL. Without thinking, I decided to join her mystery KAL and I bought my materials. She told me to go home and look online. I just figured out that the mystery KAL was this one. Go figure. Well, I am guess I was getting ready.

  9. I am a new knitter since June 2012. I have fallen in love with knitting and I am trying every class i can find. I am looking forward to the cowl Kal this week. I am doing the block class and your video tips are so easy to follow. Do we need both the circular and dpn needles to do this project?
    Karen

  10. We will be knitting a beautiful and unique cowl featuring great stitches and techniques all supported with online video instruction. It is a mystery knit with a portion of the pattern released every Thursday in October. Simply go to my KAL page beginning Oct. 4 for the first installment. Our sponsor, Skacel, is generously supplying fabulous prizes. There is no registration and best of all – it’s FREE!

  11. Hi Knit Purl:
    I’m really excited about this KAL..because I really like the Simpliworsted yarn,
    its so soft, beautiful colours and lovely to work with. I am also making your
    Building Blocks and I’m finding this very satisfying and interesting. I like all
    the different knitting patterns, some of them I have never knitted before.
    My granddaughter came to visit and she wanted to see a few of her
    favorite colour in the afghan. Talk to you again. Shirley.

  12. Only retailers can buy directly from Skacel. Here is a link to a list of shops carrying Simpliworsted. There are online sources on the list if you are unable to find a LYS. See you next week!

  13. Can we purchase th Simply worsted from Scacel’s website? I only saw options for wholesale buyers…..Will check with my LYS to see if she carries it…..

  14. Hi: I finally have all the wool and circular and double pointed needles for the October 4th 2012 Mystery Cowl KAL. The only problem, what length of knitting cord should I use for my lace Addi Clicks???

  15. Michelle,

    This is my first KAL. I love your patterns and videos! You are a fantastic teacher!

    Cant wait to start!!

    Darlene

  16. Can’t wait to get started on this. I have always enjoyed all the other KALs that I have done with you. You are wonderful in the way that you show how to do them. I have been knitting for many years and just love to learn new stitches any time I can. Your videos are so easy to follow. Thank you for all that you do.

  17. I’m glad you will be knitting with us! You do not need a circular needle if you prefer straights. I do prefer circular and a 24″ seems a comfortable length. It is also a great length for future projects.

  18. I am excited about joining the knit along. This is my first time. My knitting sisters laugh at me because I enjoy knitting cowls. I think I have 12 of them and it is time to give them away. At least knit some for others. Can’t wait.

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