The Funkasonic KAL is a month-long party in partnership with Heidi Gustad of Hands Occupied and PostStitch knitting subscription box. Heidi designed the awesome patterns, Ewe Ewe (that's me!) supplied the yarn and mastermind PostStitch put it all together and delivered awesome kits to their lucky subscribers.
The KAL kicks off this week as the PostStitch boxes are being delivered. The Ewe So Sporty yarn combinations that Megan and Amy put together are so fun and bright. I can't wait to see these projects start!
To get started Heidi posted an excellent video tutorial on how to work the Old Norwegian Cast-On. This cast on has more stretch than a traditional long tail cast on and provides a nice springy edge for the Funkasonic Mittens and Funkasonic Mukluks. Which ones are you making?
Once you've cast on it's time to brioche! Woo! Heidi provides a detailed video about how to knit two color brioche rib. It can seem daunting at first but it is a fun stitch to learn how to knit. Plus you don't have to worry about overworking your yarn, Ewe So Sporty holds up to tons of frogging!
As Megan at PostStitch said in the KAL Ravelry forum:
And kudos to Ewe Ewe for making a durable yarn that allowed me to frog the first three rows about 45 times (at least I memorized the Old Norweigan Cast On!). I thought I was going to have to scrap the first yard of the yarn after all the stress I put it through, but it was very forgiving. Colorful and reliable! Love it!