Beyond BOBBOL Series
A darling little pattern project each month of 2014
Beyond BOBBOL 2014 carries on the tradition of learn-and-knit-a-longs for small projects while learning and practicing in bit-sized steps. If you have been avoiding learning to knit with beads or to knit lace or to try other new things because you think it is too hard, I am going to tempt you with a little project each month that involves just a few stitches.
For 2014, we are set to go Beyond BOBBOL with projects to refine our skills in lace and beads, and add new ones. There will also be appetizer portions of some unique stitches and techniques made easy with KnitHeartStrings extra hand-holding KAL’s. Even if you already know how, I think you will find the projects fun (and who knows, you might even pick up a tip or trick along the way).
Each month’s project will be selected with a focus on building skills in bit-sized steps. Some projects in 2014 will be lace and some not. Some will be beads and some not. Some will go beyond lace and beads to try new things in other areas. There will be something for everyone.
Nov/Dec KAL: Beaded Mosaic Knitting
Do you love beads and glitz? Then this one is for you. The Beyond BOBBOL Learn-and-Knit-A-Long for Beaded Mosaic Knitting focuses on slip-stitch color techniques and beads. The project is Beaded Basket Weave Mosaic Hat. You’ll make a snazzy hat in two colors of DK weight yarn of your choice and size 6/0 seed beads
Although the colorwork might appear involved, the slip-stitch color knitting is simple because you only need to handle one yarn color at a time. The beads give an added depth of color and look of complexity to an otherwise simple beaded knitting technique.
The Beaded Mosaic Knitting KAL opens November 5, 2014 noon CST. See you there!
Techniques used and described
- 2-color slip stitch mosaic knitting
- Beaded knitting (beads are strung onto yarn before knitting)
Note: Using beads is optional if you’d prefer to omit them.
For more information, see the Beaded Mosaic Knitting KAL page.
Dec/Jan KAL: Knitted Snowflakes
To close out 2014 and start off the new year, we will knit lacy snowflakes. The KAL features a special edition pattern for the small center-out medallion of Lacyflakes. Stay tuned for announcement of pattern availability to the general membership soon.
Note to Premium members: check the Premium Area for your bonus Lacyflakes pattern that includes 4 versions of snowflakes made with center out and outside in free-form lace shaping techniques.
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If you missed any of the previous knit-alongs for Bits of Lace 2012, BOBBOL 2013 or Beyond BOBBOL 2014, you can still take advantage of extra bonus FREE tutorials, tips & techniques articles in the blog archives at KnitHeartStrings.
Inviting you to knit along, learn along, and enjoy the making,
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