August, 2020 MKAL with The Chilly Dog

The Chilly Dog Logo

Solacer Wrap MKAL

Ready for a relaxing, rewarding project? Ellen Thomas of The Chilly Dog is hosting our next knit-along, and we couldn't be more excited to share the details (well, some of them) with you!

That's right, this time it's a mystery! Working with Popcycle by HiKoo, the Solacer Wrap is designed to be meditative, and Ellen's calm, clear presentation of both pattern and technique promises to deliver a stress-free experience. 

Knit along with the group as we progress week to week and the project is slowly revealed. We assure you that it's a lovely finished object, and that once complete, it is ideal for those cooler nights and mornings that are just around the bend.

Timeline

Each week, the Solacer Wrap MKAL pattern file will be updated to include the following sections: 


Friday, July 31 – Sections 1 and 2 are released
Monday, August 3 – Section 3
Monday, August 10 – Section 4
Monday, August 17 – Section 5
Monday, August 24 – The complete pattern file is released, and photography is updated on the pattern file.

The pattern will be updated with the first clues revealed on
July 31, 2020 at 9am Pacific!

Solacer Wrap MKAL

Join the Conversation

Share your project progress with fellow Makers' in our Ravelry group HERE, and on social media using the following hashtags:

#SolacerWrapMKAL
#MakersMercantile
#TheChillyDog

The Kit

Each kit contains everything you need (except time!) to make this gorgeous wrap, including: 

  • 3 hanks of Popcycle by HiKoo
  • 20" or 24" long addi Natura Bamboo fixed circular size US 4 (3.50 mm)*
  • Five (5) locking stitch markers
  • Download code for the Solacer Wrap MKAL pattern
  • Makers' Mercantile drawstring project bag
*Depending on availability

Materials

Materials

Popcycle by HiKoo®

(3) hanks

Finished

Size

12 1/2" wide

x 66" long,

after blocking

Needles

US 4 (3.50 mm)

20" circulars

Gauge

25 Stitches x 31 rows

= 4" in Stockinette 

Notions

  • 5 Stitch Markers

  • Measuring Tape

  • Scissors

  • Tapestry Needle

The Chilly Dog May 2019 Knit Along Week Four

Having fun with the Line Drawing Knit Along with Ellen Thomas of The Chilly Dog?

The fourth week is all about the heel and Ellen has provided a video to help you out.

Don't forget to join us on the Makers' Mercantile Ravelry Discussion Group!

Want more info on the KAL or Zitron Art Deco Yarn?  Check out our KAL Information.

Still need your yarn or other supplies?  Check out Makers' Mercantile!

The Chilly Dog May 2019 Knit Along – Week Three

Having fun with the Line Drawing Knit Along with Ellen Thomas of The Chilly Dog?

The third week is all about the toe and Ellen has provided a video to help you out.

Don't forget to join us on the Makers' Mercantile Ravelry Discussion Group!

Want more info on the KAL or Zitron Art Deco Yarn?  Check out our KAL Information.

Still need your yarn or other supplies?  Check out Makers' Mercantile!

The Chilly Dog May 2019 Knit Along – Week Two

Having fun with the Line Drawing Knit Along with Ellen Thomas of The Chilly Dog?

The second week is all about the foot and Ellen has provided a video to help you out.

Don't forget to join us on the Makers' Mercantile Ravelry Discussion Group!

Want more info on the KAL or Zitron Art Deco Yarn?  Check out our KAL Information.

Still need your yarn or other supplies?  Check out Makers' Mercantile!

The Chilly Dog May 2019 Knit Along – Week One

Ready to get started on the Line Drawing Knit Along with Ellen Thomas of The Chilly Dog?

The first week is all about the leg and Ellen has provided a video to help you out.

Don't forget to join us on the Makers' Mercantile Ravelry Discussion Group!

Want more info on the KAL or Zitron Art Deco Yarn?  Check out our KAL Information.

Still need your yarn or other supplies?  Check out Makers' Mercantile!

May 2019 KAL Line Drawing Socks with The Chilly Dog

May 2019 Knit Along with The Chilly Dog

May 2019 Knit Along with The Chilly Dog

The Chilly Dog's "Line Drawings"  Sock Knit-Along ...
Featuring Makers’ Mercantile exclusive Zitron's Art Deco 

Ellen Thomas (a.k.a. the Chilly Dog) is hosting May’s Makers’ Mercantile KAL 

May 2019 Knit Along with The Chilly Dog

Join Ellen Thomas of The Chilly Dog for the May Makers’ Mercantile Knit-Along! Featuring Zitron Art Deco, the pattern is written in needle neutral terms so you can use your favorite small circumference knitting method. Ellen will be using addi FlexiFlips in the companion videos.

Want the pattern for free? Purchase Zitron Art Deco at Makers’ Mercantile now through 5/31, and receive a download code for the pattern for free!

Or purchase the pattern and use the yarn of your choice!

​The Line Drawing Knit-Along started Thursday, May 9, 2019.  Get your supplies now!

Project

May 2019 KAL Line Drawing Socks with The Chilly Dog

Line Drawing Socks - featuring Zitron Art Deco yarn

Line Drawing Socks is a top down sock with an afterthought heel
and 4 Point, or 4 Corner, shaping at the toe and heel. (Psst... that means no Kitchener stitch.)

We'll be making our socks with Zitron Art Deco yarn. It's self-patterning, so the colorwork magically emerges as you knit.

Ellen will be demonstrating the skills on her bamboo addi FlexiFlip needles, but the pattern is written in needle neutral terms, so if you are already a sock knitter you can use your favorite addi double pointed needles (dpns) or circular needles.

Schedule

Segment

Date

Intro

May 2, 2019

The Leg

May 9, 2019

The Foot

May 16, 2019

The Toe

May 23, 2019

The Heel

May 30, 2019

The pattern will be available at Maker's Mercantile and remember to connect with other knitters on Maker's Mercantile Ravelry Group Page. The forums let knitters of all skill levels participate ... it's like having a knitting tutor 24/7!

Videos

Ellen Thomas has created videos to go with each week.  Watch and enjoy your Knit Along!

Materials

Materials

1 x Zitron Art Deco, Shown in #01

Finished Sizes

Adult XS (S, M, L, XL)

• sock foot circumference 7 (7 ., 8, 8 ., 9) inches

• sock foot length 8 . (9, 9 ., 10, 10 .) inches

• sock leg height from floor to top of cuff 
         10 . (10 ., 10 ., 10., 10 .) inches

Needles

2.75 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge, 
addi FlexiFlipsdpns or circular needles

Gauge

32 sts x 40 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch

Notions

Yarn

Zitron's Art Deco - You'll love working with this self-patterning sock yarn!  Make a simple sock to let the yarn shine or spice it up with something more advanced!  Made by Zitron, this yarn is not only Superwash, but also super-soft.  Grab a ball today to transform your next project into something brilliant. 

Fiber Content

80% Virgin Wool, 20% Nylon

Yardage / Weight

100 grams. 
400 meters / 437 yards

Gauge

34 stitches & 50 rows = 4" on US 2 - 3 (2.5-3.0 mm)

Care Instructions

Machine Wash or Dry Clean, Dry Flat, Iron Low Heat, No Bleach