2020 will see our very first Hiberknitalong come into being. We have so enjoyed the other KALs (knit along's) that we have hosted we decided that we needed a cozy, deep-winter KAL to keep us all energized through the darker months.  Set the tea kettle on and get ready for the inaugural HIBERKNITALONG!

Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we have seen in our other KALs. If you have read all of these and you still don't have an answer to your question, contact [email protected].

If you have questions about your HKAL kit, they should be directed to [email protected]

What is a KAL?
Knit Alongs (KALs) are a fun, social activity in which a group of knitters all make the same project in a specified timeframe. Our hosted knit alongs are complete with kits filled with the right yarn for the project, often in exclusive colours, and include exclusive or limited edition gifts to make the experience that much more exciting.

The Hiberknitalong will feature not one, but two shawl designs in different shapes, so you can choose the shape that fits you best.  Both patterns come when you buy the pattern, so you get twice the fun!

When does the HKAL start?
December 26, 2020.  The perfect time for some hot cocoa and lazy fireplace gazing.

How do I sign up?
Purchase the HKAL pattern on Ravelry or Gumroad and cast on! There will be lots of fun chat in the Ravelry group, on Instagram.

How do I get the pattern?
The pattern is released on the 26th of December, but you can buy it any time starting on the 1st of December. If you purchase the pattern through Ravelry, you will receive an email and a placeholder pattern.  On the 26th you will be able to update your pattern in your Library. If you purchase the pattern through Gumroad you will receive an email when the update is available for download.
Do I have to be an advanced knitter to participate?
The pattern will be suitable for adventurous beginners (you should already know how to knit, purl, increase, decrease, and read a pattern), and it will be enjoyable for seasoned knitters too. There is so much support throughout the KAL so you will find a lot of help and tips on completing each section in this Ravelry group. There will be photo tutorials and videos where they are necessary to assist you with visualising the techniques and construction.

Will there be brioche in this pattern?
If there is brioche, there will also be a non-brioche option ;)
What yarn do I need to participate?
For this year's pattern, you'll need four skeins of fingering weight yarn. 
What thickness of yarn will I need?
This shawl is designed for fingering weight yarn

What colour yarn should I pick?
This Hiberknitalong works best for solid, semi-solid, and lightly speckled yarn. When you sign up by purchasing the pattern on Gumroad or Ravelry, you will receive a detailed introductory PDF demonstrating the types of colors and contrast effects that work best for this design. 

Can I use yarn from my stash?
Yes of course! The Hiberknitalong is open to everyone, it's not necessary to buy a kit to participate. We're offering a limited amount of kits in two colourways this year. If you want to knit from stash or partially from stash), our customer service team is always happy to help you match our yarn to skeins in your stash. 
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