Trilogy Yarns Trunk Show this Saturday, June 29th!
Getting closer! If you’re joining us for Olive Knits’ 4 Day Knitalong and have already purchased your pattern, you should see the full pattern arrive in your Ravelry library on Thursday, June 27th! This gives you time to review the pattern and do any preparation you like (highlighting your size, reviewing any stitches or techniques you’re not familiar with, etc) before the official cast on date — July 4th.
There’s always camaraderie, plenty of inspiring progress photos, and more (including prizes!) in the Olive Knits Facebook group, which you can find here. Designer Marie Greene is active in the group during the KAL, and the group’s moderators have been making their sweaters in advance in order to help participants with questions that might crop up.
Don’t forget, although Yarn Folk will be closed on July 4th, I’ll be casting on, and posting progress updates throughout the day, and we’ll have two work parties during the KAL period—one the day after cast on, July 5th, from 1-7pm, and then again a week later, July 12th, also from 1-7pm.
Last but not least, remember that the time frame of this KAL is only intended as a fun personal challenge. There’s a “sliding size timeline” to account for the different number of stitches in different sweaters, and you’re encouraged to count your time in a way that makes sense for you! Ten half-days for a size 40, spread out during the KAL? Sure! Glue yourself to your knitting for four consecutive days? Only if it feels right for you. Count up your hours and apply them toward your total challenge hours? Also fine. The important thing is to have fun with it, and enjoy the company of a community of people knitting together!
This week, we received a new shipment of embroidery kits from Cozyblue, and some kits for the Silk 3-Ways summer scarf—a light and airy knit accessory for hot summer days and nights!
Nancy from Trilogy Yarns will be at Yarn Folk on Saturday from 10-5. She’s bringing hand-dyed luxury fingering and dk weight yarns, with blends including merino/cashmere/nylong, mohair/silk, and yak/silk. She’ll have sample garments made up with her yarns, and pattern suggestions as well, so be sure to stop in during this special event.
Kirsten Kapur’s Bradford Road is finished and blocked! The final steps of this modular project included grafting the two pieces together using kitchener stitch and knitting a few looooooong border rows. It’s soft, light as a feather, and garter stitch is always so squishy!