This May, we thought we would host a knitalong for a fun quick”ish” scarf / wrap that you can wear through spring and into the warmer summer months. With the abundance of fingering and sport weight yarn in the shop, there are so many options for light weight yarns. Unable to decide between the two choices, we have decided to offer both. Both patterns offer you the opportunity to play with color and match up unexpected color combinations for a wonderful result. Here’s how it will work:
1. Pick one of the patterns based on your taste, skill level, etc
2.Use a fibre space™ yarn for the project, either from your stash for from our inventory of new yarns. Be warned that we are about to receive some new yarns in the next week or two that would be amazing AND we just got new deliveries that would also be amazing (see yarn ideas below).
3. Follow the knitalong progress on our blog and also by coming into the shop on Wednesday and Thursday nights when we are open until 9 pm.
4. Complete the project and bring it to the shop to show us by June 7th and be entered to win a $50 gift certificate (which should help you cover the cost of materials!)
That’s it. So what are we going to knit?
Option One: Sundry
Sundry is the easier of the two projects. It requires the ability to knit, purl, Kfb, K2tog, and slip a stitch. The Picot bind off will be a exciting for those who haven’t worked picot yet. We are happy to help, of course!
The project calls for sport weight yarn. You will need 375 yards in each of two colors.
US#7 40″ circular needle
Copy of the Sundry pattern available on Ravelry.
Option Two: Ziggity (seen below)
Ziggity is just awesome – combining a bit of lace with lots of garter for a project that is a little more challenging than the first but still not requiring too many skills. You can skip the provisional cast on, so all you need to know is: yo, ssk, K2tog, M1, and SK2P. Ability to read lace charts will make this easier, but the instructions are also written out.
Suggestions: grab two bright colors of NFC Studio Sock, Miss Babs Northumbria or Yummy 2 ply, Spud and Chloe Fine or even Brooklyn Tweed LOFT. I am using the Fibre Co Canopy Fingering and it is luscious! You will need 210 yards of the MC and 275 yards of the CC.
US#7 32″ circular needle
Copy of the Ziggity pattern by Kirsten Kapur available on Ravelry.
I have already started Sundry and will cast on for Ziggity tomorrow at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. Who is joining in the knitalong and planning to try for the prize?!
Be sure to add your project to Ravelry and let us know when you cast on in the Fans of fibre space group!.