I am pretty excited to be hard at work on our first collection of patterns. This stack of hats gives you a big clue. Initially, I was inspired to create four hats with some lovely Bare Naked Wools yarns: Confection Worsted, Stone Soup DK and Stone Soup Fingering. A fifth hat jumped on board and that's when I knew that these wanted to be a set. I later added some hand-dyed yarns to show the hats in color as well as naturals, so I added more of my favorite Made-in-America yarns: Quince & Co (the green in the middle), Madeline Tosh (bottom and top), and one that is new to me, A Verb for Keeping Warm's, Pioneer yarn (as yet not in the stack--on the needles). The collection has two cable-and-lace tams and three beanies, two of which have unique constructions. Of course, they all include cables in one way or another.
ETA: I changed the release date! See below.
I plan to release one of these hat patterns each day during the week of February 2-6 and then on Saturday, February 7, we'll release the entire collection. That way you can peruse the hat patterns individually before deciding whether you want all of them or just one or two.
What does this have to do with the Glentrekker KAL and the prizes thereof? They are the prizes!
Every one of you who completes a Glentrekker Hat during the KAL and posts a fully-loaded project page on Ravelry and checks in pretty regularly to the KAL thread, whether here or here will receive one of the hat patterns free or 20% off the entire collection.
Every one of you who completes the Glentrekker Cardigan during the KAL and posts a fully-loaded project page on Ravelry and checks in pretty regularly to the KAL thread either here or here will receive the entire collection free.
You read it right--I need for you to pop in now and again and report on your Glentrekker KAL progress. We want to know how it's going for you, and we want to see pictures! You can start your project page at any time, but the sooner the better always works so that it won't be so hard at the end.
Here's a checklist:
1. Decide whether you want to make a Glentrekker Hat or Cardigan.
2. Get your pattern, whether on Ravelry or on the Figheadh site, or by purchasing a kit from Bare Naked Wools.
4. Post on your KAL thread and let us know about your project.
5. Set up your project page on Ravelry.
6. Finish your Glentrekker project by February 1, 2015, and complete your Ravelry project page.
7. Receive your free patterns!