Starting tonight, Friday 7/13 at 5pm!
After many requests, Twisted will now be hosting a Westknits Rockafeller Mystery KAL (Ravelry link) every Friday night from 5-8pm from the first clue on July 13th, through our contest deadline on August 17th. We will have free tea and wine, and a drawing for a Westknits pattern of your choosing weekly. Our own Adam will be on hand to knit along with you, help interpret instructions and join in predicting where we are all headed (with the pattern, not in life).
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!
After our Knit-a-long’s official finish of August 17th at 7pm, all completed shawls will be elegible for one of three prizes!
–Big Prize: The most loved FO. At 7pm on the 17th we will look at the completed Rockafeller’s that are tagged to the Twisted Ravelry Group and see who has the most hearts. The winner will receive a copy of Stephen West’s new book, due out on November 1st.
–Another Big Prize: Adam’s Award. With the support of the staff, Adam will pick a winner based on a mysterious set of criteria to receive a free membership into the Twisted Cowl Club.
–An Impressive Prize: Perfect Attendance Award. One randomly selected participant who has attended all 4 “clue night” sessions will win a 100g skein of Twisted’s 45° North fingering weight yarn.
Important Things to Know:
What is a KAL, or more so, a mystery KAL? Mystery Knit-a-longs are a fun way to enhance your knitting. A designer will release a pattern, in this case a shawl, in small sections, one clue a week. You will watch the shawl reveal itself as it progresses. Often, people may start with a combination of yarn a couple times as they decide what seems to be working best. The first couple of clues are typically small and quick, allowing for discussion and analysis of what may come.
When will clues be released? They are scheduled to be released every Friday for four weeks starting on July 13th. As far as this being set in stone and true, well… things happen, clues can be delayed, so the ball bounces. In the case of a delayed clue, we can still meet and work on our project, talk about what is ahead and possibly look at options of getting back together on the evening the clue actually does make it into our hands.
Can I buy the pattern at Twisted? Unfortunately no. This pattern is being distributed through Ravelry, and you can find it by clicking right here. It is currently cheaper than buying the pattern in the end after it is done. There is a purchase deadline of July 13th to participate in the mystery KAL. After that the pattern will not be available until it is released as a whole pattern on August 10th. Once you purchase the pattern, you will receive a document welcoming you and containing suggestions of yarn and needles as well as what you want to think about in terms of your color combination. Come on in too as we’ve been dreaming up all sorts of combinations here in store.
Head over to Ravelry for any questions, comments and to post progress. Feel free to visit the official westknits rockafeller kal thread by clicking here to see many combinations people are going with as well as getting questions answered.
So let’s get started, show us what colors you’re thinking of!