Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Day 20: sign up

ok, so here it is the sign up for the Mystery KAL.

If you have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about, then you obviously haven't been hanging out where all the cool kids do; over in my cool gang group on Ravelry. ;)

So here's roughly how it all goes.

The Mystery KAL is a Knit-a-long with a difference.  You don't know what it is you're knitting, all you do know is the size you're knitting and that it is a child's garment. In the sign up you get to elect whether you want to knit a girl or boy garment.

About once a week, you will receive a small section of the pattern to knit. Slowly over the course of the KAL as you get each additional piece your garment will grow until you have a completed piece that hopefully, you will love!! Can you tell I'm a bit nervous about that bit!!!

Finer details

  • sign up is free.
  • the garment is knit in dk/8ply weight yarn on 4mm needles with a tension of 22 stitches over 4 inches/10cm. 
  • the garment is suitable for wool, cotton or blends.
  • best yarn choice is solid or semi-solid, if you choose a variegated, I would suggest one that is similar in tones or colour.
  • both garments I would consider easy intermediate knits, featuring basic increasing and decreasing, yos, longtail castons, circular knitting, simple cables, hmm, that's all I can think of at the moment.
  • I shall add more approximate yardages in the next few days but to give you a rough idea it ranges between about 300 -500 yards.
  • Sizes covered will range from 6months up to 10 years, and correspond to the usual sizings I use.
  • Signups will remain open for one week.
  • A few days after the week is up, you will receive and email to a link to a pdf file, which will be the first step of the KAL.  
  • Thereafter, I will post here and on my Rav group when the pdf has been updated.  I will aim to send an email as well, but it would be a good idea to follow my blog so you can keep up to date with any KAL news. :) (It's a nice blog to read anyway :P) 
  • places are limited; but I'd be totally surprised if we hit the limit this form gives us, for sure. 
Any questions?
Fire away!!!!

ETA: Sign up now closed... a few more spots later this afternoon!

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  1. Yep, we're all here, all keenly awiting this KAL, and all gass-bagging over on Rav. I thought you should have at least one post here just saying "Wooo-hoooo!" and "Thank you".

  2. I haven't done one of these before! I'm looking forward to it.

  3. Its my first KAL (I didn't even know what it stood for until now) and I am oh so excited. Thanks so much for putting it all together Georgie.

  4. Thought I would leave a comment here Georgie--Like everyone else I am super,super excited to get started on this. How does it feel to be so popular in the knitting/design world? I only signed up to do the girl version, but my daughter is pregnant again and we don't know the gender yet--will it be possible to sign up for the boy version later after you know if there are any openings left?
    *smiles from a devoted fan*

  5. yay, I'm excited! This is new for me too. Thank you for going to all this trouble Georgie xx

  6. Yay - thanks Georgie - have signed up for the girl one - but would really like to do both - did I have to sign up twice???

  7. Yay! This is my first KAL, and I'm very much looking forward to it.
    Bring it on :)

  8. Oh *cry* I have been stalking the mystery KAL for weeks and weeks..

    Slots opening this arvo doesn't help *sigh* why do I have to get on with life and be out of the house??

  9. Drat - missed out. Sounded like fun too :o(

  10. waaaa I think I missed out too, damm having to be out on the sign up day :( Oh well thanks for all the work you have put into it, what a great idea :)

  11. Thanks guys, it will be fun!!

    I've had a HUGEMUNGEOUS response to this, way way more than i was expecting so it's taking a little longer to get sorted than I expected.

    My email server being down doesn't help either.

    Kylie, you don't have to sign up for both :D

  12. Oohh... any spots left?! I'd so LOVE to join in!

  13. Noooooo! I wasn't expecting it to be in a size I could use with Kalina now so I didn't look when you announced it :(

  14. I'd love to sign up for the boys knit.. I hope that this is the right place for it as I've never done one of these before!! Looking forward to it!

  15. Hey there, just wondering if you have room for one more signup? Id love to take part in this either girl around size one or boys 4/5/6 thanks

  16. Is it too late now? Even if I don't mind whether knitting for a girl or boy or what size?!!! I would love to take part but looks like I am just too late. . . waaahhhhhhh! But have fun, anyway :-)

  17. Boo hoo too late.. just found out about this..I was looking at your patterns as I have to knit a birthday surprise for a 4 year old girl and I love your stuff

  18. Uggh! Have been away for 10 days! How did I miss this!!! Sucky sucky sucky. Can't wait to see how these are all going to knit up though!

  19. it is closed??
    i'm very sorry
    my english is not so well
    i didnt now
    but i love the kitalong


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