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Festival Update

skacel has a great knit along for 2015 Football Season, regardless of what team you support. As long as you are a fan, the 2015 Scoreboard KAL will allow fans to capture their favorite team’s season in the form of a hand knitted SCOREBOARD Cowl! They are also offering a kit giveaway for one lucky winner to get you started in Pittsburgh Steeler’s black and gold colors. The kit from skacel includes:

  • 6 hanks of HiKoo® Simplicity in MC (Steeler’s color #1)
  • 6 hanks of HiKoo® Simplicity in CC (Steeler’s color #2)
  • (2) addi® Rockets 16″ US 7 circular needles.

This will provide enough yarn to complete the entire KAL. The pattern will be released by Michelle Hunter, the KAL SCOREBOARD cowl designer, on September 3, 2015, which is what all participants will follow, get all information from the link above. For participating shops you can get the complete list in your state at this link.  Make sure to stop by our participating exhibitors including: Cultured Purl in Erie, PA, Kathy’s Kreations in Ligonier, PA,  Ewes d’Bleu in Cleveland, OH and Yarns by Design in Oakmont, PA,

A sample of the knitted cowl that was provided for us is pictured here: GO STEELERS!!!

skacel has been the sole importer for addi needles since the 1980’s. A complete story about Karin Skacel and her family is in this month’s fall magazine issue of Interweave Knits. We are grateful for skacel’s ongoing support of the Festival!

Stay tuned for the announcement of all of the 2016 headliners for knitting, crochet, sewing, quilting and fiber! We are still accepting class submissions. If you are interested in teaching at the 2016 Festival, the deadline of September 9th is approaching and you can email your submissions to We are accepting class submissions in knit, crochet, sewing, quilting, paper arts and more, so don’t be shy, get creative and your class could be in the line up for 2016!

With Warm Regards,

Barb and Ann

To enter this month’s Sweepstakes Giveaway from skacel email: with the title “SCOREBOARD KAL” by August 26, 2015

Congratulations to the winners from the last newsletter sweepstakes:

The Winner of the  Book Giveaway Sweepstakes “Sew Many Dresses” is Teresa Pollock of Pittsburgh, PA

The Winner of the Fabric Giveaway Sweepstakes is Judy Baker of Jeannette, PA

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