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Makers’ League July

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Nothing better than easy knitting in July.

 

This project lets the yarn do all the work…well, you need to do some of the work.

 

Painted Mist Scarf is our July project.

 

 

 


The kit is 60+ yards in 9 colors of Painted Mist. Work the colors as you please! colors in each kit will vary slightly.

 

The patch is the super cute alpaca. awwwwweee!!

 

 

Click here for the kits.

 

Makers’ League June 2017

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Our June Makers’ League project is Undertone Cowl by Tin Can Knits.
We love this easy and fun project. Perfect for knitting on a boat, deck or at a graduation party!!

 

 

This project is already packed for you in color combos you are sure to love.

 

The pattern comes in three sizes. Child short, child long, adult short and adult long. The cowl above, the blues, is the adult short. The perfect length to give you a pop of color, or tuck into your jacket on a winter day without too much bulk. You can probably get 2 of these out of the kit we have packed for you.
The cowl below, the rainbow kit, is the adult long with 24 stitches added to the length to make it just a bit longer. The finished size of this cowl is 49″. We think it goes around the neck twice just perfectly.

 

We have packed up Hikoo Simplicity or Berroco Vintage DK. Both kits will give you enough yarn to make the largest size cowl even a little larger.

 

The photo above and the one just below are Hikoo Simplicity. This is a merino wool/acrylic/nylon blend yarn. The merino makes this yarn super soft. Trust us, it’s worth the few extra bucks.

 

 

The photo below shows Berroco Vintage DK. This is the Jewel Tone Kit. Vintage DK is not merino wool but it is another wool/acrylic blend. By now you all should know the vintage line. This is the smaller version of the yarn we used for Cable it Up scarf!  A workhorse yarn.

 

 


The patch for this month is Just One More Row. We think it’s perfect for this project.

 

Oh one more thing…speaking of one more row. We worked 4 stripes of each of the 4 colors. The pattern calls for 3 stripes. We had the extra yarn and felt like it could handle another stripe!

Click here for the kit options!

 

We are horrible at selfies

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

 
We are horrible at selfies…
Like really horrible.

 

We tried. This is the best we got.

 

 


Let’s switch sides…maybe that’s better?

 

 

 


Nope…

 


At least the cowls are cute! Makers’ League June. Undertone Cowl by Tin Can Knits. We love!
click here for the kits.

 

 

 

May Makers’ League 2017 Oops

Monday, May 1st, 2017

 
This is how we felt this morning.

 

 

We love the first of the month.

 

We send out a newsletter announcing the project and we wait with nervous energy hoping that you guys love our project as much as we do.

 

Usually by the time we get into the shop we have a dozen or so orders through our online store and we are excited to see what color combos you liked. We love to to pack them up and ship them to you.

 

This was a different kind of first of the month.

 

Carly was already here when I came in this morning and we only had 1 online order. Only 1. We were so bummed. We designed the bag and hoped you would love it.

 

Carly said “Well Aimee, we can’t win ’em all”.

 

We went through all the possible reasons…
Maybe its bad looking
Maybe it was too cheap
Maybe it was too expensive
Maybe people don’t want to knit a market bag
Maybe because the newsletter went out last night and not this morning
Maybe the photo wasn’t that great

 

We felt sorry for ourselves.

 

Then…Char called and told us the news…”ummm, I’m trying to buy one of the kits through your website and it won’t let me. It forces me to click wind and then when I do it says they are out of stock.”

 

WHA?!

 

Sure enough, as soon as we fixed the mistake online the orders started coming through.

 

Oh and thanks to those of you who emailed me with the problem too, sure would have been a better morning had I looked at my email sooner;)

 

This is how we feel now!  Carly and I can’t stop giggling about it.

 

 

 

Thanks for your continued support of the crazy that is Darn Knit Anyway. We fly by the seat of our pants!

 

Click here to see the colors that are now actually available to buy.

 

May Makers’ League

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Our May Makers’ League project is a market bag! We call it”River Market Bag”.  See it here on Ravelry.

 

The bag is knit with 2 – 200 yard skeins of worsted weight cotton yarn. Knit from the bottom up, with some easy lace thrown in for fun.

 

It’s stretchy and perfect to take to the beach or the market or the yarn shop:)

 

 

Click here to see the kit colors we have packed up for you.
We hope you enjoy this fun easy project perfect for summer!

 

 

 

April 2017 Makers’ League

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

We have chosen something a little different for our April Makers’ League kit.

 

 

It’s a mystery! Adorable Ewe.


What do we know? Well, we know it’s a baby sweater, sized at 6 months. We know it is appropriate for a boy or a girl. We know it’s designed by the amazing Knitpurlhunter.

 

Michelle’s KALs are always a mystery, but she let us know that this sheep-themed sweater is too cute to miss! Every knitter should have a baby sweater on hand for gift giving. They are also great way to gain sweater experience. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned sweater knitter, this project has something for you. You’ll get great finishing techniques and more in this knit along.



How does a mystery knit along work? The first part of the pattern is released on April 6th and she’ll release another part of the pattern every Thursday in April. We will send you an email with the link to the next clue every week, as a reminder.

 

Knitpurlhunter has a very active Ravelry page for her knit alongs, so you can follow along! You can also register to win prizes with Skacel for participating!

 

You will get the sheep patch with this order.

 

This kit includes:
-2 skeins of Hikoo Simpliworsted (Main Color of sweater)
55% superwash merino wool, 28% acrylic, 17% nylon
Don’t let the fact that this yarn has acrylic in it lead you to believe it is a lesser yarn. This is one of our most popular yarns in the shop, it is soft and so durable. Perfect for this project!
140 yards/100 grams
-approx 45 yards of Simpliworsted in white
-approx 20 yards of Simpliworsted in black
-4 sheep buttons

Ready to see the colors available? Click here.

 

 



As always, you can come in and make your own color combos, or call us and we help over the phone!

 

Don’t think you’d like a mystery knit along? You can wait a few weeks until a few of the clues are published and then decide what you think:) After the knit along is completed, you can see the entire pattern on Ravelry.

 

If this is your first Makers’ League project you’ll get the Canvas Makers’ League Tote Bag. If you have already joined the league, you’ll get to add another patch to the tote bag you have already received. Every 5 patches collected in 2017 earns you 20% off a day of shopping at DKA! Remember, there is no “joining” fee or membership cost. You simply have to choose a Makers’ League kit you love and buy it!
What is this whole Makers’ League thing anyway?  Click here.

 

 

 

 

March 2017 Makers’ League

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

 

Our March Makers’ League project is Springtime Bandit.

 


This easy lace triangular shawl pattern is great for beginner knitters but still interesting for more advanced knitters.


We’ve made kits for you in 3 different yarns.

 

Fibre Company Terra. The pattern was designed with this yarn in mind. An aran weight yarn made of alpaca, merino and silk. The silk slubs take the color a little differently than the other fibers. It’s so pretty!

 


365 Yak from Trendsetter
is a great choice for the approaching warmer weather. Made from cotton, nylon and yak. This fiber is smooth and soft!

Marisol Sulka Nina is a lighter dk option. Super soft spun fiber made from alpaca, merino and silk. Soft and dreamy. You’ll knit this one on a US7 and need to knit more repeats.

 

 

 

We love this pattern and we think you will too…plus, it’s the best patch right?
There is a kit that is just right for you with prices ranging from $33 – $64.
Yeah for March!!

click here for more Makers’ League info.

February 2017 Makers’ League

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

 

 

February 2017 Maker’s League is a fun project called Wanderers: Modern Mukluks, by Andrea Mowry.

 

 

These fun house slippers are an easy 2 color project! We’ve kit them up with a brand new yarn from Berroco, Ultra Wool. This new yarn is a worsted 100% superwash wool. We are loving how it knits up and washes up!

 

 

Our kits are cream and an accent color. There are 18 accent colors to pick from. You are sure to find one you love.

 

 

 

Trust us, you can make these!

Click here for the kits.

 

 

 

January 2017 Makers’ League

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Our January 2017 Makers’ League project is our own design! Cable it Up Scarf!

 

 

 

The kit is 5 skeins of Berroco Vintage chunky. 680 yards worth of a chunky weight yarn.

 

It’s completely reversible too! FUN!

The patch for this month is the scarf of course:)

 

Click here to see available kits.

Makers’ League 2016 Recap

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

A quick recap of our Maker’s League Projects from 2016! Some of these projects are still available as kits. Check them out here.

January - Wherever it points

February – Wherever it points

February - Baby Surprise

March – Baby Surprise

April - Montego Bay

April – Montego Bay

May - Old Shale Waves

May – Old Shale Waves

June - Shawl with No Name

June – Shawl with No Name

July - Tolt Folded Bag

July – Tolt Folded Bag

August - Cadeatje Slippers

August – Cadeatje Slippers

September - Stillwater Cowl

September – Stillwater Cowl

October - Featherlite Hat

October – Featherlite Hat

November - Grind Mittens, Cowl Hat

November – Grind Mittens, Cowl Hat

December - In the Mean Time Two

December – In the Mean Time Two