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GAME DAY SLOUCH HAT CLASS with Cyndi Marshall
Saturday, Jan 24th  12-3pm  $35.00

Materials needed: US7 16" circular, US8 16" circular, scissors, crochet hook, tapestry needle, markers. Worsted weight alpaca blend. We suggest Big Bad Wool or Madelinetosh.

Cyndi Marshall is teaching a class to learn how to make Game Day hats! This hat is designed to be a unisex hat. It is great for anyone and any team.

You will need to know how to cast on, decrease, increase, purl, and how to use double points or magic loop. You will learn how to change colors, knit in the round, and make a herringbone braid.

Come in early before class so that you have time to choose your colors!
 

 

 
 
 
 

 
It's time for "me" knitting!
 
Here's what you'll need:
 
Gauge:  approximately 18-22sts = 4 inches. (gauge is not crucial)
Materials:  needles to obtain gauge and an extra needle one size larger (24 inch circulars), 420 yards of dk, worsted, or aran weight yarn (approximately 140 yards of 3 different colors)
 
Are you ready for some "me" knitting after the holidays? This will be a fun knit-a-long. There are 6 clues, and every clue will come to you in an email.
 
How does this work? 
You will receive the full pattern at the completion of the knit-a-long with the release of the final update. When purchasing before the start date of January 15th you will not receive a pattern, the download is just an outline of the schedule, yardage and gauge. On the start date you will receive the first clue.
 
Cast on is January 15th when the first clues are delivered. In the meantime have fun picking out your yarn and swatching.
 
When will I get the clues? 
The schedule for clues is as follows: 
Jan 15: clue 1 released 
Jan 22: clue 2 released 
Jan 29: clue 3 released 
Feb 5: clue 4 released 
Feb 12: clue 5 released 
Feb 19: clue 6 (final clue) released
 
You’ll receive an email on each of the dates above with the clues.
 
Advice on picking out your yarn
You will need three colors. I suggest two contrasting colors with a third pop color. There are SO many options. Choose fairly solid colorways that won’t obscure stitch patterns in a fibre blend that blocks well. Samples were done in Bello worsted by Plucky Knitter and weepaca by Big Bad Wool.
 
I would gauge swatch to make sure that you like the fabric and remember that gauge affects the amount of yarn used so have extra on hand! 
I’m suggesting a gauge between 18 and 22 sts as gauge is not crucial for this project. Use the needle recommended by the yarn to fit gauge and an extra needle one size up. You will need 24 inch circulars.
 
Share the Experience 
Part of the fun of a knitalong is the shared experience with the community. Please encourage your friends and LYS to participate with you!
 
Keep it a secret 
Please avoid posting spoilers (any progress photos) as either the first photo on your project page or as part of any Ravelry thread.
 
Please respect the mystery KAL! Do not share patterns but join in the fun and download your personal copy.
 
Come in and check out Big Bad Wool for this project. The colors are yummy and the hand is delicious.
 
Visit Fine Points on our Ravelry site.
 
 
 

 

 

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