My first hat pattern is now live! Thank you to everyone who has purchased the pattern and shared my announcement! Kulkulkan has been in my mind and notebooks since 2018 and I'm so thrilled that I am now able to share it with you all.
In case you missed my inspiration, Kulkulkan, located at Chichén Itzá in Yucatàn, Mexico is the largest of the Mayan pyramids. The pyramid was built as a calendar; each of its four sides includes 91 steps which lead to a final shared platform at the very top, combined steps totalling 365. “Kulkulkan” also represents the Mayan deity, a feathered serpent whose mythos exists under many names all across Latin America.
On the Spring and Autumn equinoxes, the ingenuity of the Mayan architects gathers large crowds. As the sun sets, shadows cast across the steps of Kulkulkan create a representation of its namesake, and a serpent can be seen slithering its way down the side of the pyramid.
In honor of the equinox's significance around the lore of Kulkulkan, I am hosting a KAL beginning August 22nd and ending on the equinox, September 22nd. This Saturday, August 15th, 2020 I will have a shop update including skeins of Liminal, the yarn featured in the pattern. You can browse available skeins here! I'm going to aim to get your orders to you before the beginning of the KAL!
What will the KAL consist of? A series of community knit nights and prizes! Mark your calendars and join me and a wonderful community of knitters for a series of four special KAL knit nights!
- Kulkulkan KAL: Virtual Cast On Party - Saturday, August 22nd, 7:30PM EST
- Kulkulkan KAL: Virtual Community Knit Night - Monday, August 31st, 7:30PM EST
- Kulkulkan KAL: Virtual Community Knit Night - Saturday, September 12th, 7:30PM EST
Additionally, post your finished hat on IG with the hashtags #emtothethirdyarnco and #kulkulkanKAL by midnight on September 22nd, 2020 you'll be entered into a raffle for prizes* including a beautiful, hand-printed and sewn back by Crista Jaeckel, a collection of Latinx notions from La Serena Tejera, skeins of Emtothethird Yarn Co. yarn and more!
Cannot wait to knit with you and see your finished Kulkulkan Hats!
*Due to shipping restrictions related to COVID-19, I can only mail prizes to participants in the US and Canada. Thank you for understanding!