World wide knit in public day
World Wide Knit in Public Day | Saturday, June 9, 2018 | 1-4 PM
World Wide Knit in Public Day is in its 14th year, so join us this Saturday at Yarn Folk for an afternoon of knitting (and crocheting!) outdoors. (If the weather is challenging, we'll just move the party inside.)
- If you have an easily transported camp chair, bring it along.
- Although there is an awning, the building faces west, so don't forget your sunscreen.
- There will be snacks!
- I unearthed some sample skeins floating around that will make fine door prizes. You don't need to be present to win, but you do need to be present to enter!
See you Saturday!
Daisy is here!
A little backorder from Plymouth turned up, and these pretty new heathered colors of Homestead were inside. I'm especially fond of the green, but the denim heather is a versatile medium blue, and the pink is the color of the prettiest hollyhocks in your garden.
Slipped Stitch Studios
New batch of Needle Nooks--narwhals! sloths! unicorns! hedgehogs! Wonder Woman! This video demonstrates how these work whether you're using double pointed or circular needles for your project.
Beekeeper Cardi KAL Update
Yarn Folk is participating in the Olive Knits 4 Day KAL, July 1-15. The pattern is the Beekeeper Cardigan, and it is stunning.
Some key points:
I will have *limited* quantities of the original recommended yarn (Knitted Wit Shimmer DK, an 85% Polwarth, 15% silk blend). I ordered 2-3 sweater quantities in eight of the KAL colorways. About half of those are spoken for. The yarn is $28 for a 4 oz skein with 330 yards, and the first five sizes (32"-40") take four skeins, the next two (44" & 48") take five, and the largest size (52") takes six. Kenzie is another great option for this sweater.
Marie's blog post gives an overview of the 4 Day KAL, emphasizing that the compressed timeline really is completely optional. There are lots of prizes, and you don't have to finish to be eligible. Participate and have fun!
There is also a comprehensive resource page here.
Sundress (matching hat forthcoming)
Sundress with[out] matching hat is impossibly cute. Once it has its hat, how will we even stand it?? I made the largest size, 12-24 months, which is definitely a dress, and could be worn much longer as a tunic top.
Looking for a pattern for a linen top, I kept circling back to Slope. There are for sure things that are more interesting to knit (and to scratch that itch, I am seriously considering Kirsten Kapur's Through the Loops Mystery Shawl 2018). But at the end of the day, I think that Slope will be a comfortable, wearable basic, one that can be layered in cooler weather.