Blatant Josh Promotion

Good morning!
Happy Easter Monday to those of you who are on holiday today!
(Don’t get me started on the Scottish non-recognition of Easter…)

Yesterday, I reached the bind-off of my latest test-knit for Josh Ryks, Sword of a Knitter.
And as if by magic, this morning’s in-box included an invitation to participate in the Mystery Knitalong for the amazing Ad Hoc Shawl.  Woo hoo!

Should you join in?
Of course you should!
And if you are quick, you can get the pattern for $4 instead of $7.20 – bargain!  Cheaper than a chocolate egg :)

Here’s what Josh says about this MKAL:

From April 5th-April 11th, get the newest MKAL shawl pattern for only $4!
From April 12-17th, the pattern goes up to $5!
After the sign-up phase (April 5th-17th), the pattern will go up to full price, so grab the pattern while you can!
The discount will mysteriously appear when you add it to your cart! No coupon code necessary!

Ad Hoc? Why did you pick that name, Josh? Well. Let me tell you…
ad hoc (ad hok, hOk), adv. 1. for the special purpose or end presently under consideration. – adj. 2. concerned or dealing with a specific subject, purpose, or end. 1550-60; Latin: for this
Does that answer your question? Perhaps if I point it out a wee bit more…
Ad Hoc as a shawl deals with a particular technique with a particular end. It is fully made of STRIPES and deals with them in such a way that you may not have seen before, while having a BLAST with construction and COLOR!
So grab those sticks, some fabulous yarn, and let’s get these stripes moving! The techniques used in this shawl make for a simple, fun knit that most knitters should be able to do, regardless of level of knitting. It uses a wee bit of short-rowing, stripes, and simple knitting techniques to really give the piece a fantastic shape and finish!

Size: One Size
Recommended yarn: 3 colors of fingering weight yarn in solid, tonal, or variegated colors. Sample uses MJ Yarns Opulent Fingering Weight (80% Superwash Merino / 10% Nylon / 10% Silk) in the Steel(A), Glowing Eel (B), and Tweak (C) colorways.
Yardage: Color A: 400 yds/ 366 m; Color B: 180 yds/ 165 m; Color C: 180 yds/ 165 m
Needles: 32” US size 5 / 3.75 mm circular needles
Gauge: 6 sts to the inch in garter stitch on US size 5 / 3.75 mm needles
Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle, scissors
What is the schedule for the clues?
Good question! The sign-ups for the shawl run from April 5th – April 17th . The first clue goes out on Saturday 18th and the next clue is released one week after until all five clues have been released.
So to recap:

  • Sign-ups run from the 5th of April through the 17th.
  • Clue #1: April 18
  • Clue #2: April 25
  • Clue #3: May 2
  • Clue #4: May 9
  • Clue #5: May 16