Although the official cast on date has now passed, we are still welcoming new members to the Knitalong group on Facebook. You'll find tons of inspiration and helpful tips there, along with a replay of Aleks's Q&A session from Monday 22nd Feb.
We have specially curated Hilja Mitts kits for the first official iKnit7 KAL!
Designed by Aleks Byrd, the Hilja Mitts are inspired by traditional Estonian motifs dating back to the 1930s. These fingerless mitts feature a beautifully unique and eye-catching embroidered design.
Knit from the bottom up, the body of these wrist warmers features a motif created using the Estonian inlay technique called “Roosimine”. The contrast colours (CC1 and CC2) are held double for the inlay floats. Curious to learn more about Roosimine? Check out Aleks' blog post explaining what it is and how it works!
And as an added bonus, our kits include enough yardage for you to knit two pairs of Hilja mitts! So knit one pair for yourself and one for a friend!
Need a little helping hand? You will automatically receive details of the private Facebook KAL group after you purchase a kit from us.
We'll also be having a "Show Us Your Mitts" Zoom get-together at the end of the KAL on Friday 5th March.
Make sure you tag any progress pics with the hashtag #iKnit7HiljaKAL on social media so we can see how you are all getting on!
- Advanced beginner. Comfortable with knitting with two colours and in the round. The pattern includes links to video tutorials.
This kit comes with the option to add the iKnit7 This is Knit Project Bag for a special price of €6.00.
Also required but not included:
- 3mm (US 2.5) needles for your preferred method of knitting in the round
Kit A: Studio Donegal Darnie shade 8811, Townhouse Yarns Olla No. 2 Okcurr and Shimmer
Kit B: Studio Donegal Darnie shade 8810, Townhouse Yarns Olla No.2 Sundae and Shimmer
Kit C: Studio Donegal Darnie shade 8808, Townhouse Yarns Olla No. 2. Bad Girl RiRi and Super Split
Kit D: Studio Donegal Darnie shade 8804, Townhouse Yarns Olla No. 2 Myst and Trench
Kit E: Studio Donegal Darnie shade 8807 (fuchsia pink), Townhouse Yarns Olla No. 2 Cloak and Eden
Kit F: Studio Donegal Darnie shade 8815, Townhouse Yarns Olla No. 2 Lady Melisandre and Oasis
Find out more about iKnit7 and the Hilja Mitts KAL here.