Hue Shift KAL - 2018
   Rewards: 16.5 stars & 2,000 yards

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KAL Details:

  • Pattern: Hue Shift Afghan by Kerin Dimeler-Laurence
  • Alternative Versions: Crocheted version by Fiddle Knits
    Use anywhere from 2 colors to the original 11 color version
    Use any weight of yarn you like
  • Size Options: Complete as few as 4 or as many as 100 two-color mitered squares to participate.
  • KAL Dates: Jan. 1st - Dec. 25th
  • Rewards: Earn .5 stars per set of 4 mitered squares.
    Earn 500 yards and 1 bonus star for each set of 24 assembled squares. Total of 16.5 possible stars and 2,000 possible yards for knitting all 100 squares.
  • Work 8-9 mitered squares each month to reach your goal! This KAL offers a monthly prize drawing for each set of eight completed mitered squares.

This is a single pattern craft-a-long that starts on January 1st, 2018 and runs through December 25th. Hue Shift Afghan is a sportweight blanket assembled from 100 mitered squares in an 11-color fade-style gradient. Each mitered square uses two colors in garter stitch to create the beautiful fade effect with surprising ease. The magic of this blanket is really in the colors - even a very new knitter can create a showstopping piece with the right color combination - and the same technique could also be used to contrasting effect in a two-color version. These squares are also easily modified for weight - simply knit the pattern exactly as is with more or fewer squares to get the right sized blanket for you and your yarn choice, OR cast-on a different number of stitches to make smaller or bigger squares.

The pattern as written calls for about 3200 yards of sportweight yarn to complete 100 squares, but you can modify the pattern however you like and to be as small as four squares and use any weight as long as your finished project uses at least 250 yards of the ESK yarn of your choice. In order to be eligible for the KAL, your squares must use two colors and be true mitered squares as written in the pattern.

Prizes: Each completed set of 4 two-colored mitered squares earns .5 stars. Each set of 24 fully-assembled squares earns you a bonus star and a bonus 500 yards. This means you can earn up to 2,000 yards and 16.5 stars for your team by completing the Hue Shift Afghan KAL.

We will all try to tackle 8-9 squares each month, with the hopeful goal of actually finishing all 100 squares by the end of the year! In addition to our traditional end-of-KAL thread, you'll have a monthly Ravelry drawing for each set of eight completed mitered squares to try to keep you on track.

How it Works

This knit-a-long officially begins on the first of January. Pick your yarn, maybe even get ambitious and do a swatch (while earning your Swatchbuckler badge!), and cast-on with your fellow ESKers in the Ravelry thread. When your project is done, head to your Yarnathon dashboard to submit your project and get your yardage and stars. Our goal is to have as many of you as possible finish your projects within the timeframe of the knit-a-long (truly knitting "along"), but we'll accept submissions for all 2018 knit-a-longs all the way up through December 25th to allow maximum participation.

Requirements for ALL knit-a-longs:

  • All yarn should come from Eat.Sleep.Knit except for minor embellishments
  • All projects should start on or after the start date for the knit-a-long and be completed and submitted by December 25th, 2018
  • All projects should use the patterns or themes specified by the individual knit-a-long requirements
  • All projects completed within the knit-a-long calendar timeframe will be eligible for the Ravelry prize drawings for that knit
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