Sunday, July 17, 2011

I Knit, You Knit, We All Knit! Join Us for a Knit-Along!

This coming Thursday, July 21st, we'll be starting a summer Knit-Along project beginning at 6:30 pm at the shop. For those of you unfamiliar with the concept of Knit-Along, it's pretty easy and really fun. A group of knitters commits to individually knitting up the same project at the same time. It's a great way to garner moral support when you're trying out a pattern that might feel a little tricky. It's also a great way to see how others knit it up-- variations in gauge and color for example. And while Knit-Alongs aren't competitions, it can also be fun to see how fast or slow others knit.

For this Knit-Along, participants will be tackling the Rock Island Shawl designed by Jared Flood (aka Brooklyn Tweed). HCW LOVES Jared! And we are one of a small number of stores that carries his signature yarn, SHELTER, which we love so much we put together the HCW SHELTER COLLECTION of patterns.

You can pick up the pattern and supplies for this Knit-Along project at the shop. If you plan on shopping the day of the event, come a little early to get set up.

For those of you already working on the shawl, come on by, too. While this will not be a structured class-- think of it more like a party-- Kennedy has knitted up this shawl and is happy to help folks get started from cast on or keep going if you've already made some headway. The group will then meet up again in three or four weeks to check in on progress and, if folks want to, set up another meeting beyond that.

So come on down and get your group knit on!

1 comment:

Reeves said...

Good work! It looks beautiful. :)

I have a question for you, though. (I found your blog attempting to find a possible errata on the pattern, and thought I'd be more likely to get a response from a blogger than from Jared himself.)

I'm working on the shawl, myself, and am about to start the main chart, and noticed that the legend states that SK2P only occurs on the WS, when, in fact, it DOES occur on the RS, at the center of the triangle to accomplish a decrease. As printed, every RS row decreases 4 stitches whereas every WS has 0 decreases. Did you find this to be a problem? I'm wondering if moving this center decrease to the WS would work better, since then every row would decrease by 2. Then again, maybe it wouldn't really matter.