It may be a little bit early to put your pants on, but the Elliebelly Adventurous April KAL is on! And, it's not too early to clear your needles, pick your pattern and acquire your yarn (more on that below).
To rehash the basics, we start on April 1, you can knit with any yarn brand (but I'll have a number of opportunities over the next few weeks to score some Elliebelly), and you don't have to finish by the end of April. We knit together for the fun and the friendship.
Sign ups for the KAL are in the Elliebelly group on Ravelry. You need to be a member of the group and signed up for the KAL to be eligible to win any of the yarn giveaways (more on that below), but it's easy to sign up and we'll never spam you or share your info around on the internet, because we're not like that. So go here to join the Elliebelly group on Ravelry if you aren't already a member, and then let us know you'll be participating in the KAL in this thread.
This year we are knitting socks, and there are four categories, a simple sock, Zigzagular, Rye, and a category for people who want to knit a sock pattern of their own choosing. It wouldn't be Adventurous April without a little bit of anarchy!
And, the first giveaway! The sock patterns we are knitting will work with both variegated and solid/semi-solid Elliebelly colorways. What are your favorites? Perhaps an older colorway that hasn't been seen for a long time? What would you really like to knit with in the KAL? Leave your pick in the comments below by Friday, and I'll select one to dye, just for you. (Remember, you need to be signed up for the KAL to win).
If you're new to Elliebelly, what are some options for seeing the colorways? Go to the Elliebelly Yarn page on Ravelry and look around. Or, you can click here and see all the Elliebelly that is stashed on Ravelry. Although it's important to remember that colorways will look different on different bases, this should give you some ideas. And if you really want to go down the wormhole, you can go the Elliebelly website and type "dyeing" into the search box at the top of the page. This will let you scroll back through my many posts about dyeing over the years.
I'm looking forward to you ideas about colorways and your comments. So come on and sign up for the KAL! It's (almost) Adventure Time!