Peppermint Pageant MAL (Winter 2022)

I’m super excited to be joining forces again with lovely and talented yarn dyer Kitey, aka The Yarn Whisperer, for our fifth collaboration, to bring you a brand new winter make-along.

Imagine, it’s the betwixmas period, you’re not quite sure what day it might be but you feel a sense of calm in the air after the wonderful madness of Christmas. Now it’s time to schedule a few moments just for YOU! It’s a time to indulge in those Christmas treats, to not get dressed if you don’t want to, to find the best trashy TV you can or put on your favourite movie – and of course settle in with a brand new crochet project with some lovely handyed yarn.

Join us in creating magical memories as we saunter into the Peppermint Pageant MAL. Together we will fashion a lovely seasonal heirloom ready to gift or to bring out each year and enjoy in your own home.

🎄 New to MALS?

If you’ve not joined us before a MAL, or make along, is when a specific pattern is released with all of the details required to make the design, along with a specific start date for everyone to begin their project together. Then, unlike a crochet-along where you often have segments of the pattern released over a number of weeks, you have the pattern in full with just an end date to make it by. It’s a relaxed way to make a project as you can work at your own pace, but there is a deadline to hold you accountable should you need one.

🎄 When will it happen? 

The Make Along will run from 26 December 2022 to 26 January 2023 for a nice relaxed project with plenty of time for you to make the pattern. You can of course start the pattern at anytime you wish; this deadline is just there for those that like to have one.

Make sure you are signed up to the blog (or my newsletter) and / or The Yarn Whisperer newsletter to make sure you are the first to know when the new collaboration project is revealed!

🎄 What are we making?

This time round we are going to be making a luxurious Christmas stocking. The yarn will be sent out at the end of November / beginning of December, and the pattern will be sent around 22nd/23rd December for the start of the MAL on 26th December.

The pattern will be sent to the same email that you ordered the yarn from, make sure we are on your saved senders list so it doesn’t go to your spam.

Skills needed: Basic crochet stitches, tapestry crochet, increasing and decreasing and working in rounds and rows.

Hook needed: 5mm (US size H-8)

Terminology: The pattern will be available in both UK and US crochet terminology

🎄 How will it work?

An exclusive pattern and kit are being created for this extra special MAL. Each kit will include:

  • 1x 100g / 166m skein of 100% Superwash Merino Aran
  • 2 x 50g / 83m of 100% Superwash Merino Aran yarn, in TWO exclusive hand-dyed colourways
  • A digital copy of the pattern (which will be sent to you 22nd –  23rd December)
  • And a few extra, exclusive treats, just for good measure!

Pre-ordered kits will be available for £44 + postage, and can be made on The Yarn Whisperer website 10 am on Tuesday 1st November 2022 and if you order in the first 24 hours you can enjoy a 10% Early Bird discount.

Kits will be dyed to order over the coming weeks, with generally a 1 week turn-around from order to shipping. But get in quick to ensure you get yours in plenty of time to crochet along with us!

Last International orders will be shipped by 18 November if ordered by 10 November. UK orders will continue to be shipped after this date, but ordering early ensures yours arrives in plenty of time to join us on 26 December 2022.

🎄 Is support available for this MAL?

There will be support for the pattern as usual in my Facebook group; the KCACO-UK Crochet Community Group.

You can also pop in and join in with the Virtual Stitch-n-B*tch sessions hosted by Kitey – Wednesday evenings from 7pm, Friday’s from 5.20pm and Sunday’s from 5pm (see full details on Kitey’s Insta page). These sessions are a bit like going to a virtual knit and natter group, and everyone there is really lovely and helpful.

🎄 Let’s get social!

Make sure you are signed up to the blog (or my newsletter) and / or The Yarn Whisperer newsletter to make sure you are the first to know when the new collaboration project is revealed!

We look forward to you sharing your WIPs with us and we will be using hashtags #PeppermintPageantMAL #kcacouk and #yarnwhisperer if you want to tag us on socials – we love to see what you make.

You can also save the project as a favourite on Ravelry here.

Grab the image below to share on socials to share that you are joining in with the latest MAL, or pin the image (at the bottom of the page):

We do hope that you will join both Kitey and myself for this fun make-along – we can’t wait to see your wonderful new projects come to life!

If you are not familiar with crocheting with slub yarn you might find my tips and tricks post here of use.

🎄 Posts on the Blog about DragonflyRiverMAL

1 November 2022Peppermint Pageant MAL Announcement
26 December 2022Peppermint Pageant MAL start
26 January 2023Peppermint Pageant MAL Finish

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