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Join Our Spring KAL with Angela Tong & Knitter's Pride

This spring, we invite you to knit along with Angela Tong over in the Knitter's Pride Ravelry group! Angela has a brand-new hat pattern out, the Hishigata Hat, which you can purchase on Ravelry for 20% off when your enter KPKAL at checkout. This coupon code is also good towards any pattern from Angela's Ravelry pattern store (located here), and all of these patterns are also eligible for our KAL! There will be some fabulous prizes up for grabs (more on that in a bit), and Angela will be sharing some great tutorials over on her blog throughout the course of the KAL.

Here are the details:

What: A Knit-A-Long for any and all of Angela's patterns from her Ravelry pattern store, located here. Enter KPKAL at checkout to save 20% on your Ravelry Pattern Purchase April 8-May 13.

When: This KAL is happening now through May 13, 2016!

Where: Join the fun by sharing your photos in the Knitter's Pride Ravelry Group and on Instagram using the hashtags: #KPtongKAL and #knitterspride.

Prizes: 
Knit Blockers: one lucky person who purchases an Angela Tong pattern between April 8-22 will be entered in this prize drawing (note, you must use this coupon code when you check out to be eligible: KPKAL).
Marblz Interchangeable Circular Needle Set: post your FO photos here in our Ravelry group to be entered in this giveaway; we will announce the winner in the thread on Monday, May 16.
Allure Fiber Wash: anyone who posts a photo of their WIP or FO for the KAL on social media using the #KPTongKAL hashtag will be entered to win an Allure Sampler Pack!
We also have a short interview with Angela to learn more about her new design!

Can you tell us more about your new pattern? 
My Hishigata Hat is a super slouchy hat knit in a bulky weight yarn. It's knit from the brim up and can be finished with a pom-pom or without. In Japanese, Hishigata, means diamond, a rhombus 

that has four equal lengths and diagonal lines that cross vertically. The 2 stitch cables used in the hat forms the diamond shapes on the hat.

What inspired it? What do you love about it?
I have been obsessed with knitting hats due to the unusually long cold season we have been having in the North East. I wanted to design a slouchy hat that can be knit up quickly. 

My oldest daughter likes to borrow my hats, so I made sure to include a size for knitters who wants to knit for their older kids, too. 
Do you have any special tips for knitters who will be participating in this KAL?
My preferred method of finishing a bottom up hat is to use double-pointed needles. For beginners who are not used to working with DPNs, it really only takes a little practice and some good needles. In my Craftsy Class, My First Mittens & Gloves, I teach knitters how to swatch in the round and to knit in the round with double-pointed needles. I begin the class using Knitter's Pride Marblz needles - they are smooth yet not slippery, perfect for a beginner using DPNs or even an experienced knitter. Click here to sign up for this class and save $15 off your registration!

What are you most excited about with hosting this KAL? 

Knitalongs are so much fun. I love seeing what yarn knitters will choose for the same pattern. It can really vary the look of the finished project so that will be exciting to see. 

Angela Tong is a designer, teacher, mother and food lover living in New Jersey. Her knit designs have been published in numerous magazines and books. She enjoys teaching weaving, knitting, and crochet. As a lifelong crafter, she has never met a craft she didn’t like. You can find her on Ravelry as AngelaTong (http://www.ravelry.com/designers/angela-tong) or follow her on:

Twitter: ATongDesigns
Instagram: ATongDesigns


APRIL BLOG GIVEAWAY
This month, we're giving away a Marblz DPN Set! Leave a comment on this blog post for your chance to win this prize - we will announce the winner on Friday, April 22 right here on the Knitter's Pride blog (be sure to also mention your Ravelry ID or email address so that we can contact you if you win).











32 comments:

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  2. Great looking hat! My Rav ID: sewknittystar.

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  3. Angela is so talented! Rav ID: lolasan

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  4. Thanks for introducing me to Angela's patterns, they look great! I'm ShadowAP on Rav. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  5. Great looking hat pattern.
    Limeleaf on rav

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  6. Cute hat, love it. Rav ID mehilton

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  7. I love using dpn's for hats,too! Rav ID myzbarb

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  8. I love Marblz needles; been coveting them since they first appeared. Loving the two KP interchangeable sets I already have (Trendz 4" and Carbonz) and my Blockers too! Excellent products

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  9. I love Marblz and would love to win some DPN's - thank you for hosting this KAL

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  10. Love the hat! I am in on this KAL!

    Rav ID: domichula12

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  11. Very nice post, impressive. its quite different from other posts. Thanks for sharing.BUT i am looking this blog Cotton Scarf in India.

    Cotton Scarf in India

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  12. What a lovely hat design. I discovered your patterns looking for a baby vest pattern and have fallen in love with so many of them. I'm kozmic on Rav and are now off to join your Rav group!

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  13. What a cute hat! I'm excited to check out her patterns for the KAL!

    Rav ID ktsmurf

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  14. So glad I found this blog post in time to be in the KAL - great pattern, great needles! Thanks
    Rav ID: Stashmore

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  15. COOL! I'm looking forward to this! Ravelry ID is embodythis

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  16. Have the knitters pride interchangeable circular needle set and would love this set to add to my needles. Ravelry ID is Shelleyann2013
    :)

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  17. Cute hat! Awesome needle set!

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  18. Cute hat! Awesome needle set!

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  19. This hat pattern would make a Very Nice chemo cap for a charity called Knits of Love. Org. I will give my completed hat there.
    Thank you Angela. Love KP dpns. Adventuresome55 is my ID Ravelry.

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  20. Judy Bevilacqua19 April 2016 at 07:33

    Love the hat, multiple sizes and chunky yarn for a quick finish - what's not to like?? :-D
    Rav ID: jsbevilacqua

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  21. I'd love to win this set!! Rav ID: LisaTknits

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  22. I'd love to win this set!! Rav ID: LisaTknits

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  23. Hi,
    I am so excited to start my shawl, it looks like a lot of fun!!!

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  24. I would love to have a set of the Marblz DPNs. My RAV ID is K2P2Momma

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  25. Love the new hat pattern I have been loving doing cables lately. I'm working on my first set of socks and they have cables by the cuff. I sure do need a good set DPNS. What a great giveaway. I only have one set of knitters pride DPNs and they are my favorite hands down. Ravel ID sisamee 😘

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  26. Sadly I have too many projects going right now to add another KAL currently. RavID: webpixies

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  27. I love knitting socks and hats, would love to have a set of fancy DPNs. Rav id: pignkitty

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  28. Will be knitting a Tummy Warmer for my first Grandbaby due Sept. 30th. Lovely pattern. My Rav ID is Roadysgirl

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  29. I am a huge fan of Knitter's Pride! I recently discovered Marblz and am excited about the array of fun colors in a full set. My Ravelry ID is smcoe.

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  30. I love my Knitters Pride Royale needles! And could definitely use some DPNs! My ravelry name is originalcin

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  31. Like the hat will have to attempt. Can't knit for a few weeks just had surgery for carpal tunnel but can't wait to knit

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