Michelle Hunter's "Cable Channel" Pillow Knit-Along ...
Featuring HiKoo's Kenzie Yarn
Michelle's (a.k.a. Knit-Purl-Hunter) newest KAL is a stylish pillow featuring an original cable pattern!
Michelle's knit alongs (KALs) are mystery knit alongs. So there are no preliminary photos ... all we know is that the finished pillow is one size about 14" square and will feature an original cable pattern. If history has teaches us anything this design will be amazing!
Pillows provide the perfect platform to explore new techniques and hone the finishing skills. All of the techniques Michelle uses will be supported by her video tutorials and she answers questions daily on her website and Knit Purl Hunter Ravelry group. Michelle's instructions, tutorials and videos have made her KALs extremely popular ... think of her KAL as an online class, worth far more than the price of admission — which is, of course, Free!!
The KAL is FREE and Skacel is sponsoring a drawing for one grand prize and two second place prizes. Here is more information on prizes, a contest overview and how to enter!
The Cable Channel Pillow Knit-Along started Thursday, April 4th, 2019. Get your supplies now!
"Cable Channel" Pillow
by Michelle Hunter
Free pattern posted progressively during the Knit-Along
Cable Channel is knit in one piece with simple seaming and features a button closure to allow for easy washing and assembly. The front and back are knit in different stitch patterns to keep the project interesting and texturally charming. The pattern has both written and charted instructions, along with video support ... you are guaranteed success!
April 4, 2019
April 11, 2019
April 18, 2019
April 25, 2019
The pattern will be released in four weekly installments. Each Thursday the next part of the pattern is revealed. Thus the mystery! This KAL started at 9 am on Thursday, April 4th and continues on the 11th, 18th and 25th.
The pattern and videos will be available at KnitPurlHunter.com/KAL and remember to connect with other knitters on Knit Purl Hunter's Ravelry group. The video lessons along with the forums let knitters of all skill levels participate ... it's like having a knitting tutor 24/7!
4 x HiKoo's Kenzie. Shown in #1024 Hokitika
One Size: 14” square
US 6 [4.00mm] 24" circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
23 sts and 30 rows = 4" in stockinette, blocked
4 x 7/8" (23MM) buttons - Shown in Skacel coconut button #BU1732C23
1 x 14” pillow form and 1 x Cable Needle
HiKoo's "Kenzie" yarn is a fun New Zealand creation. This soft and slightly fuzzy yarn features a wonderfully unique blend of fibers and has good stitch definition. It's available in over 25 splendid colorways ... there is a shade to match every décor or provide that perfect “pop” of color.
50% New Zealand Merino Wool, 25% Nylon, 10% Angora, 10% Alpaca, 5% Silk Noils
Yardage / Weight
160 yards per 50 gram ball
Approximately 20 sts = 4 inches on US 6 (4.00 mm) needles
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
We all have the tendency to want the button in the pictures ... but wait!
With over 25 colors of Kenzie and a wide selection of Skacel buttons available it's easy to find just the right combination of yarn and buttons. View our "Button Suggestions" for buttons to match to every color of the fabulous Kenzie yarn!
5 thoughts on “Cable Channel – Knit Along”
I would like to do this KAL but am allergic to animals fibers. Can you suggest a yarn substitute?
How about CoBaSi? It uses cotton, bamboo, silk, and nylon (if you are OK with silk) – it’d work wonderfully!
I would like to make this for a 16″ pillow. Is it possible to just increase the repeat even with the other stitches?
Yes, Dona! You can alter the pattern to increase or decrease the size of the pillow as desired. It’ll require a little math on your part that won’t be part of the official KAL, but it’s totally doable!