May Knit-Along! April 22, 2012 – Posted in: Knit-Alongs, Project Ideas

Begins May 3rd, 2012 – runs 5 weeks
(Thursday evenings 6:00 ? 9:00pm)

Join us for our next Knit-Along beginning May 3rd featuring four beautiful knits for spring and summer. Because we won’t be running knit-alongs in June and July, we’re providing 4 options this time rather than our usual three and the KAL will run  5 weeks instead of 4 giving many of you time to take on more than one project!

(Photos [clockwise]): Julie Hoover, Emma Fassio, Julie Weisenberger, Hiroko)

Décalage by Julie Hoover is aptly described by the designer as both modern and stylish. Knit using two colours each of Habu’s fine merino and silk stainless steel, this scarf is an exquisite study in colour blending and texture. We have many colours of both of these yarns in stock with more arriving soon! Pattern available for purchase in store.

Azzu’s Shawl by Emma Fassio is a long slim shawl with a light summery feel. Knit top-down ? it?s worked from the center back outwards. Because of it’s ample length this piece can also be twisted and tied around the neck and worn as a scarf.  Great yarn options for this one include Habu Textile’s Tsumugi Silk (100% Silk), Silver Label Mulberry Silk from Tanis Fiber Arts (100% Silk), or Handmaiden’s Sea Silk (70% Silk / 30% Seacell)! All are available in store. Pattern available for free on Ravelry.

Weekend Wrap by Julie Weisenberger is a surprisingly elegant vest / wrap which really can be completed in a weekend. Knit with 12 mm needles, the effect is lacy without the need for yarnovers and pattern repeats. Throw this over a t-shirt, tunic, or blouse and wait for the compliments! We knit ours using Berroco’s Seduce – a breathable mix of silk, linen, rayon and nylon. Pattern available for purchase online.

New York Cardigan by Erin Harper is a lightweight, versatile cardigan designed to be worn over a tee or camisole making it a perfect layering piece for spring and summer.  The main body is knit from the top down with lace panels knit separately and sewn on to complete the front. We knit our store sample with Tonos Pima Silk from Misti Alpaca – an incredibly soft blend of cotton and silk in a DK weight. Pattern available for purchase in store.

– Melissa