Join the MillaMia Festive Knit-A-Long
We’re so excited to finally reveal our brand new Knit-A-Long, the MillaMia festive KAL. We’ve teamed up with the scandinavian yarn house, MillaMia, to bring you tutorials to make 3 beautiful Christmas stocking patterns that are bound to become a family heirloom. Read on to see how you can join!
Who is MillaMia?
MillaMia has mastered the Scandinavian yarn tradition, creating 100% extra fine merino wool yarns in a range of weights and shades. The high twist guarantees and unparalleled stitch definition, and the contemporary shade palette means that you can create projects for every aspect of your life. These yarns are extremely versatile, and MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino is a sport weight yarn that’s perfect for this project.
What will we be making in the Knit-A-Long?
“Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care…”
Seeing the family stockings hung up for the first time of the season is almost more exciting than finding them filled with gifts on Christmas morning. Many families have heirloom stockings – does yours?
These MillaMia stocking designs are styled in the Nordic tradition, with three different designs to fit the different members of your family. With this Christmas MillaMia KAL, you could choose to make one stocking, all three, or multiple stockings of the same design. If you are a beginner knitter, you’ll find the striped stocking very accessible. For intermediate and advanced knitters, we have both the cabled and the Fair Isle star patterns and we’ll be asking you to pick a team for which you’d like to make most! (But don’t worry, you can make both too!)
For each stocking, we’ll be bringing you step-by-step video tutorials and tips so don’t worry, you’ll know exactly what to do every step of the way.
The dates for your diary
Friday 20th November
We’ll be starting the striped stocking together, and getting excited for the KAL.
Friday 4th December
In early December, we’ll share our striped stockings and start both the cabled and nordic star stockings. Are you team cable, or team Fair Isle?
Friday 18th December
As we get closer to Christmas, we’re going to share our finished projects with each other – and we’ll be announcing a competition on Instagram!
Tuesday 24th December
Twas the night before Christmas…and we’ll be revealing the winner of the Instagram competition, so don’t miss out on Christmas cheer with LoveKnitting and MillaMia.
What you will need
We’ve chosen two shade palettes for you – Traditional and Contemporary, which we’ve put together into exclusive packs! If you choose to buy the packs you can get 10% off the yarn using the code MILLAMIAKAL. Or if you just want to make one or two, you can buy the yarns individually – but the code only works for the color packs!
For knitters who desire the traditional red and white shade palette to match the Nordic style and design, you would use Scarlet (140) and Snow (124). For the striped stocking, you will need 1 ball of Scarlet, and 2 of Snow. For the cabled stocking, you will need 3 balls of Scarlet; for the Fair Isle nordic star stocking, you will need 2 balls of Scarlet and 1 ball of Snow.
If you want to make all three stockings, you can click here to buy your pack and selecting the top “Knit all three!” option. Get 10% off your MillaMia color pack with the code MILLAMIAKAL!
These shades will make the stockings as pictured in the pattern, as seen above.
If you love the contemporary look of ice blues and greys, you’ll love the Forget Me Not (120) and Snow (124) shade palette. For the striped stocking, you’ll need 2 balls of Forget Me Not and 1 ball of Snow. For the cabled stocking, you’ll need 3 balls of Snow; for the Fair Isle star stocking, you’ll need 2 balls of Forget Me Not and 1 ball of Snow.
If you want to make all three stockings, you can click here to buy your pack and selecting the “Knit all three in the KAL colorway!” option. Get 10% off your MillaMia color pack with the code MILLAMIAKAL!
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Count me in, where do I start?
Whilst you wait for your yummy new yarn to arrive, head over to our special Facebook KAL group. (Click here to join our Facebook Group!) this is where we will be providing you all with the latest KAL updates, you can meet fellow knitters joining the KAL and get support from our expert knitters. We’ll be sharing our stockings in the Facebook group and on Instagram, so don’t miss out. But don’t worry – all of the KAL tutorials and posts will be right here on the blog, for those who don’t have a Facebook account.
The striped stocking will begin this Friday, November 20th, followed by both the cabled and Fair Isle stockings on December 4th, so make sure you order your yarn right away for this project, and join us on our heirloom stocking KAL!
Are you joining the MillaMia knit-a-long? Tell us in the comments!
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Last updated: November 20th, 2015.