Start planning: oliveknits 4 Day KAL
We’ll have more information soon, but just a heads up that Marie Greene’s 4 Day Sweater Knitalong is returning this July, and the pattern pre-launch is May 23rd. From May 23rd until June 26th, the pattern will be $8; after the pre-order period it will be $9. Full pattern will be available on June 27th, but during the pre-launch period you’ll get photos of the pattern, the knitalong itinerary, yarn details, and swatching info.
You can learn more here. Once the pre-launch happens, we’ll start talking about yarn quantities and recommended yarns. have it on good authority that we’ve got some nice options in the shop!
Stay tuned, mark your calendar, and remember that the timeline is only for fun—if it’s fun FOR YOU. Watching the activity in Marie’s Facebook group, there have been beautiful sweaters knit in four days, and others that took many months! Either way is fine, but we’ll plan on hosting a couple of work parties during the official KAL period.
Jewelry kits from Purl & Loop include everything but the yarn you need to make unique pendants or earrings. Use your fine weight leftovers, or if you need some, prepackaged bags are available. These pieces are based on small round looms, and the incredibly clear instructions are easy to follow even if your prior weaving experience is limited to construction paper basket weave!
I probably need someone to come and forcibly take my winter coat from me. (It’s still chilly in the morning, and often in the evening when I leave, as well.) So, to get my brain readjusted, let’s look at summer tops together, shall we? My Ravelry bundle for Summer.
Pictured: Lace Market (back view) by Marie Greene in Schoppel El Linio.
Age of Brass & Steam
The class description is above; here is the sample, worked with The Fibre Company Acadia. This is a small shawl, but it’s easily made bigger if you’d like, and yarn allows.
Arcana: bit by bit! The most challenging part of the third brioche section has been remembering to do the bias shaping at the beginning and end of every fourth row!
Yarns are Malabrigo Sock (Cote d’Azure (navy) and Marte (rust red), and a skein of Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Sock in Basquiat.