Showing posts from October, 2014

Kaffe Klatch - Week 2 Update!

It seems crazy to say "Week 2" when the colour way "clues" are released every 10 days or so....but that's how I think about it. Our Life LDC Kaffe Klatch is a bit late...but here's the update!

The Kaffe Mystery KAL - join in the fun!  Kaffe and Kate have appeared in another video!  Kaffe explains how simple his colourful knitting can be! With 56 shades in the +RowanYarnsPure Wool Worsted Yarn, Kaffe had fun coming up with colour ways!

Emley update!  I have finished the just the finishing left to do! I hope to finish my week 3 squares and finish Emley before the week 4 colour clue release! 

So, if you haven't entered my "Fine Art Aran Giveaway" contest....time to do it NOW as it will officially close on Friday, October 31! It looks like I will have 5 skeins of Fine Art Aran to give away! Make sure to get your entry in!

By then myEmley will be finished!  Yes, FINISHED!  (Nothing likesetting a deadline for yourself!

Happy Knitting everyo…

The Life LDC Kaffe Klatch

You've heard of having a Coffee Klatch - when you invite your friends, or perhaps neighbours over for a coffee and a natter?

Well, this is the Life LDC Kaffe Klach!

I have invited my friends over to Knit Kaffe and Klatch!  Unfortunately, we are on opposite sides of the Atlantic, so meeting in person is going to be troublesome.  So this is going to be a virtual Kaffe Klatch here on the Life LackaDaisiCal blog, reporting on each "Week" of the +RowanYarns Kaffe Mystery Afghan KAL!

Week 1

The shades for week 2 of the Red colour way are already in my knitting box with needle at the ready.

Week 2 pattern will be available tomorrow, October 10 on the web site!

Want to get in on the fun?  Here is the shopping list!  Note that you can knit an afghan, a pillow or a large pillow - or all three (wouldn't that be lovely!).

If you like lots of chat and support, join the Rowan Yarns Group on Ravelry. 

If you are a Facebook user, you can post progress photos to the Rowan Yarns…

Kaffe Knit-along Check List!

OK....settle down knitters....this is a long knit-along and you don't want to burn yourselves out!

There are a few things that you have to know - here is a check list for you!

Are you a Row@n Member - if not, join here. You MUST be a Row@n Member to be able to download the weekly clues!

Got your yarn?  If is the shopping listfor the 4 different colour ways!

The Week 1 Clue is UP!  

BEFORE YOU CAST ON!!! Please read the Tip Sheet!  Rowan has provided TWO versions of each square - a M1 increase or an Increase version.  What is the difference you might ask?  Read the Tip Sheet and decide which version you prefer!

Rowan has done videos for all of the techniques that you need to be able to knit these squares! There is a Kaffe KAL Playlistwhich shows them all! It helps if you watch these videos on a bigger screen - they are ok on my iPad, but great on my Mac screen! (It is worth going to your computer to watch them!)

I would recommend that you do a swatch, knit a square to sample t…