Knit Purl Hunter October 2019 Knit Along

Join us for Michelle’s Final Knit-Along before she takes a sabbatical!

You read correctly!  This will be Michelle’s final regularly scheduled KAL so skacel is going all out! To celebrate, skacel will be giving away EXTRA pirizes for the KAL drawings!

The first week’s clues drops Thursday, October 10th.

"This will be my last KAL for now as I take a sabbatical to spend time with my ever-expanding family.  Have no worries!  While I am globetrotting and rocking babies, my website and videos will remain in place to assist you.  I will continue to monitor the Knit Purl Hunter group on Ravelry where I’ve made many new friends. I can’t wait to share the yarn, stitches and good times together!" - Michelle Hunter


If you love to “try out” new stitch patterns, then Audition is a KAL you won’t want to miss!  This generously sized asymmetrical shawl debuts four unique stitch patterns. Each pattern features interesting stitches along with improved ways to execute old standards.
The shawl is knit using the lovely shades of HiKoo® Simplicity Spray or Simplicity Tonal by HiKoo® and is paired with two skeins of solid HiKoo® Simplicity
While the shawl design is a mystery, it is no secret that video tutorials and daily support are available all throughout the knit along.  



1 Cake HiKoo® Simplicity Spray 

2 hanks HiKoo® Simplicity Solid 


4 Hanks HiKoo® Simplicity Tonal 

2 Hanks Solid HiKoo® Simplicity

Finished Size

Unknown - It's a Mystery!


addi® US 7 (4.5 mm) 24" - 32" circular or size to obtain gauge


Approximately 20 stitches and 41 rows = 4” in garter stitch, unblocked



Fiber Content

55% Merino Superwash, 28% Acrylic, 17% Nylon

Yardage / Weight

Simplicity Tonal and Solids:

117 yards per 50 gram hank

Simplicity Spray:

456 yards per 200 gram cake


US 4-6 needles

3.5-4mm needles

Approx. 5 sts per inch

Care Instructions

Machine wash cold, tumble dry low heat

Cable Channel – Knit Along

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 - featuring HiKoo's Kenzie yarn

"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 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

Finished Sizes

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

Skill Level



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. 

Fiber Content

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

Care Instructions

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!