Butterfly Kisses Required Skills
There are a few things you should be able to do before starting this KAL:
- knit and purl
- work in the round
- use dpns (or circular needles if you are already familiar with the magic loop method)
Each week we'll be focusing on new skills that will help you complete an earwarmer headband and then a pair of mitts. Here's the schedule (the links won't be active until the date listed next to them).
Week 1 - Pattern Release
- February 1 - Pattern Release
Week 2 - Earwarmer
Week 3 - Finishing the Earwarmer/Starting the Mitts
Week 4 - The Hand
- February 26 - Neat and Tidy Thumb
If you would like to receive twice weekly emails with links to the tutorials make sure to sign up for notifications at, http://eepurl.com/dga58X.
Sections of the pattern will be posted with each lesson. A printable version of the entire Butterfly Kisses Pattern will be available for purchase in my shop on February 1, 2018.
Many thanks to Skacel for providing me with the HiKoo Sueño yarn and addi Natura knitting needles I used to design this KAL! These products are available locally at many yarn shops and online at Makers' Mercantile.
Before starting the KAL you'll need:
- 2 skeins of Skacel HiKoo Sueño in your favorite solid, tonal or hand-dyed color
- US size 4 (3.5 mm) addi Natura dpns
- stitch markers
- yarn or tapestry needle
The Butterfly Kisses pattern is one size fits most.
- earwarmer - 2 1/2 inches wide x 19 inches in circumference (this can be made longer if desired)
- mitts - 7 inches long x 7 1/2 inches in circumference
To make sure your set will fit properly, make a gauge swatch before the KAL begins. 24 stitches or 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch.
Did somebody say prizes?
I have a couple neat prizes for this KAL.
Tell your friends about the KAL by publicly sharing this blog post on social media any time between January 15 and February 15, 2018, for your chance to win the flamingo pink earwarmer and mitts I made. Make sure to tell me about your social media post(s) in the Rafflecopter widget below. One lucky random winner will be chosen.
Prize 2I would love to see your KAL progress! From February 1 - March 14, 2018, share pictures of your work on Facebook or Instagram with #thechillydog and tag me @thechillydog. On March 15 I'll be choosing my favorite to receive this adorable knitting dish by ceraminic, personalized with the selected winner's name.