PictureThisKAL Prizes

We are into the final weekend of the PictureThisKAL.

Get your photos of your finished objects onto the FO thread before midnight on Monday night and you could be in with the chance of winning one of these brilliant prizes.


Will you be lucky and win a Funyin kit from Kate Davies?

This graphic hat was inspired by John Clappison's 'onion' cruet design for Hornsea pottery (1963). Combining colourwork with cables, it is also a fun knit. During the design process, onion became fun-ion, which in turn morphed into funyin, which translates from Scots as one-that-is-fun or that-fun-thing. 

The kit includes two skeins of Buachaille yarn, a digital download of the patterns and a project bag to keep everything in.


The other prize is a digital download of the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook. This is perhaps perfectly matched with the inspiration behind this KAL. Whereas we asked you to knit something based upon a photo, this book takes you through a process to produce your own colourwork motifs from everyday objects or views.

Containing twelve case studies and three accessory patterns, the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook offers a wealth of tips, tricks and inspiration for you to take your stranded colourwork knitting to the next level. Beautifully photographed and clearly illustrated throughout, this book reveals how everything from factories to fruitcake can be used to inspire knitting projects based on the things, places and plants that you love.

We are hugely grateful to Kate and Felix for donating the prizes and to all of the knitters who have shared their inspirations and projects from start to finish. The lucky winners will be announced on the Prizes thread next week, so if you want to be in with a chance, get your needles going!

Picture This

Following on from the HapsarehappeningKAL, which still has plenty of chat going on a month after it finished, we racked our brains to come up with a new idea for the next knitalong. After much discussion about the topic, scope and name, we settled on picturethisKAL.

The idea is simple: knit a project that is in some way inspired by an image. It can be a photo you’ve taken, it can be a famous painting or photo, it can be any image you like! Your project can be inspired by the image’s colour, texture or shape. It’s up to you! Our aim is for the knitalong to be nice and inclusive. If you have an idea of what you want to knit next, then make it so. There’s an image for every possible project.

This KAL will run until Monday 17th October 2016 at midnight Alaskan time. To get involved, please tag your project on Ravelry with PictureThisKAL, and use the hashtag #PictureThisKAL on Instagram and Twitter. This allows everyone to see all of the inspiring projects involved in the knitalong.

There will be weekly prizes, selected at random for works in progress and also a prize for finished objects. Full details for eligibility are in the KAL thread.

Stuck for inspiration?


It could be a landscape such as this one of the river through Wick by Claire (soup dragon).

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You could choose to match colours from other crafts, such as this cross stitch made as a present for Georgie (georgievinsun).


Perhaps something in the garden, like Danielle's (KnittingNixon) roses.



You could take inspiration from the colours of garden wildlife as Beverley (0bev0) has. 

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Or you could be like Alix (AlixPearson) who is basing her colours on a memorable dinner in Sweden. 

Whatever you choose, get casting on now and join in the fun!