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Whispers of the Deep Stitches & Stories MAL

Alicia and I are super excited to cohost another Stitches & Stories makealong for you all--this time in collaboration with author Emma Hamm!!!

The Details

Who: You! Anyone can participate

What: A readalong AND knitalong/crochetalong! We will be reading Whispers of the Deep by @EmmaHammAuthor while we knit--you can read any format of the book, totally up to you. Links to purchase: ebook, paperback, SE hardback (overstock available now), and audiobook (Coming soon! Date TBA).

When: May 1, 2024 - June 30, 2024

Where: Instagram for posting; we will use my discord server for our group chat.

Why: Because it's fun! There will also be prizes!

Hashtag: #StitchesAndStoriesMAL

 

Yarn Info

  • The pre-order for the Whispers of the Deep Collection is closed! I will list overflow yarn end of April/early May.
  • There are three colourways available: People of the Water (variegated) and it's cooridating semi-tonals Deep Waters (blue-green) and Kelp Fronds (yellow-green), as well as sock sets!
  • As we have fingering & DK weight sweaters, fingering weight socks, and a sport weight dress, I've added several yarn base options so you can mix and match as your heart desires:
    • Fated Mates Lace
    • Forced Proximity Lace
    • Enemies to Lovers Fingering
    • Morally Grey Fingering
    • One Bed Fingering
    • Smut Fingering
    • Tortured Hero Sport
    • Enemies to Lovers DK
    • Morally Grey DK
    • Smut DK
    • One Bed Worsted

Pattern Info

  • Knitters!
    • We have a DK weight sweater or fingering weight sock pattern by Alicia of @aliciaplums you can make
    • Seclude Sweater (pattern just rereleased with additional sizes & a cropped option)(see sizing info below)
    • Rough Winds Socks.
  • Crocheters!
    • We have two fingering weight sweaters or a sport weight dress by Courtney of @ilovetinderbox for you too! We are currently waiting to hear back if she will be joining in with us for the Stitches & Stories  🖤
    • Harlow Sweater (fits bust up to 62")(just released!)
    • Marina Pullover (fits bust up to 62")
    • Hannah-Lee Dress (fits bust up to 62”) 

Here is the info for the Seclude Sweater:

  • Gauge: 20 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette on larger needles
  • Needles: US 7/4.5 mm and US 5/3.75 mm circulars and coordinating DPNs or 9" circulars if not magic looping
  • Yarn: DK Weight; sample knit using Morally Grey DK
  • Finished Bust Circumference: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 51)[55, 59, 63, 67, 70](75, 79) inches / 82 (92, 102, 112, 122, 130)[140, 150, 160, 170, 178](190, 200) cm
    • Intended to be worn with -1 to 2"/-2.5 to 5 cm positive ease
  • Full Length Yardage:
    • Total Yardage: 900 (1000, 1100, 1225, 1325, 1400)[1500, 1625, 1775, 1875, 1975](2100, 2205) yards / 820 (910, 1010, 1120, 1210, 1280)[1370, 1490, 1620, 1710, 1810](1920, 2015) meters
    • Please note the yardages are estimates and your actual usage will vary depending upon gauge, length, modifications, etc.
    • MC (full length version): 775 (875, 975, 1075, 1175, 1250)[1350, 1450, 1600, 1700, 1800](1915, 2020) yards / 710 (800, 890, 980, 1070, 1140)[1230, 1330, 1460, 1550, 1650](1750, 1845) meters
    • CC: 125 (125, 125, 150, 150, 150)[150, 175, 175, 175, 175](185, 185) yards / 110 (110, 110, 140, 140,140)[140, 160, 160, 160, 160](170, 170) meters
  • Cropped Length Yardage: 
    • MC (cropped length version): 585 (660, 735, 810, 885, 940)[1015, 1090, 1205, 1280, 1355](1440, 1520) yards/535 (605, 670, 740, 810, 860)[930, 995, 110, 1170, 1240](1315, 1390) meters
    • CC: 125 (125, 125, 150, 150, 150)[150, 175, 175, 175, 175](185, 185) yards / 110 (110, 110, 140, 140,140)[140, 160, 160, 160, 160](170, 170) meters
    • Notes: This sweater is worked from the top down, flat to start and then joined in the round at center front when neckline shaping is completed.

    Book Schedule:

    • Deep Waters Series by Emma Hamm
      • Book 1: Whispers of the Deep
        • Page numbers taken from SE Hardback
        • May 6th: Chapters 1-10 (to page 106)
        • May 13th: Chapters 11-20 (to page 215)
        • May 20th: Chapters 21-31 (to page 327)
        • May 27th: Chapters 32-Epilogue (to page 435/end)
      • Book 2: Song of the Abyss
        • Page numbers taken from kindle edition
        • June 3rd: Chapters 1-10 (to page 96)
        • June 10th: Chapters 11-20 (to page 194)
        • June 17th: Chapters 21-30 (to page 286)
        • June 24th: Chapters 31-Epilogue (to page 386/end)

      Some Rules:

      • Using one of my colourways/bases is preferred, but absolutely not required.
      • You must make at least one of the patterns listed above.
      • Be friendly; no putting down others/body shaming/anything unkind. There is zero tolerance for negativity here. If you have any issues with the book, it is expected that you will 1) protect yourself and use your judgement to decide if you will keep reading or not, 2) not shame others for enjoying something you are not.
      • You must start your project on or after May 1st. The goal is to finish by the close of the MAL on June 30th, but you can still join in and are eligible for prizes if you don't finish on time but have participated in our chat. This is a relaxed, fun knitalong 🖤
      • Use the hashtag on a grid post to document your project(s)! This is how we will be tracking entries for the prizes. Please tag us in the actual photo too!

      Prizes:

      • Patterns from @AliciaPlums
      • $50 gift card to my shop
      • SIGNED paperback from Emma!!
      • Crescent City-inspired yarn bowl & stitch markers from the awesome Elizabeth/Angels Cottage in our discord