Lindsay Lewchuk's new MKAL is open for registration!!!!
We are very excited about working with Lindsay on this original knitted piece created in one skein of Galler's Inca-Eco; I had the privilege of test knitting for her, and was pleased to find that I would learn a brand new technique AND play with sparkly beads! I haven't had so much fun in a long time, and I can't wait until the MKAL is over so I can share pictures of my masterpiece with you! Of course, if you sign up, you'll have your own version to admire much sooner.
Mine took only two short evenings of knitting, and once I worked out a quick system for the mysterious new technique, it was a breeze. The pattern is very forgiving of miscounts and other minor oopses, and left me wanting to play around with more versions of it! Thank you Lindsay, for this lovely and very unique piece of wearable art.
Sign up now:
MKAL pattern page:
Where to buy the yarn?
We had thought that we might have the Galler Yarns on-line sales up and running by now, but it hasn't happened. (Sept. 9th is now the official launch date for the new and improved web-site, at this same address.) This is no inconvenience for anyone wanting to buy Inca-Eco, the lovely soft thick-and-thin organic Peruvian cotton that Lindsay designed this piece in - there are several stores which carry this yarn, and they are ready to ship to you in lots of time to participate.
Marsha at Village Spinning and Weaving in California is one of our favorite people, and stocks all of the colors.In Oregon - KnitPurl stocks some colors.
And in California - Imagiknit stocks the large (1/2 pound) skeins of the natural undyed Inca Eco.
Please do check with your Local Yarn Store to see if they stock Galler's Inca-Eco before going on-line to purchase this (or any yarn), and keep in mind that the final result for this MKAL will not be as spectacular if you substitute another yarn (especially since you don't know what yarn qualities this project really needs until you've completed it!). Inca-Eco is unique in its texture, as well as being beautiful to work with (and available in a wide range of colors). You just won't get the same stunning result with a normal worsted weight cotton or synthetic yarn.
Note - because of the mystery technique, I found that using bamboo needles, which are not as slippery as metal or plastic ones, gave me far better control. It's interesting how something that minor can make a project so much easier!
Enjoy - and please send those pictures in when you're done - I'm really looking forward to seeing all the projects ...