In Mary Beth Temple’s book, “The Secret Language of Knitters” she defines a knit-a-long as:
“…a group of knitters, whether online or in real life, decide to make the same project at the same time and compare strategies and results while they work. This can be a great way to foster camaraderie and creativity. The coolest thing about KALs is being able to see all of the variety that can occur due to the interpretation of one pattern by many individual knitters.”
Our Fall KAL is Imagine When, a roughly triangle shaped scarf knit on the bias with short rows.
The pattern is very clearly written; suitable for adventurous advanced beginners who want to learn short rows as well as more experienced knitters. It was a pleasure to knit. I loved seeing how the colors moved in the different triangle sections. Don’t worry about the short rows if you’ve never done them, they are completely doable. The pattern lends itself beautifully in solid or variegated yarns.
This was a fun design to knit. The different sections kept my attention. I had 7g/approximately 24 yards of yarn left. -Pam
Stop by the shop to see the store sample and our selection of fingering yarn.
You can knit-a-long with us at Sit’n Knit, Thursdays 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
Join the conversation by “liking us” on Facebook, following us on Instagram and Pinterest (as westportyarns), and joining our Ravelry group. Additionally, we’ve scheduled a workshop for anyone that would like some help getting started.
Wednesday, September 10, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
From the designer, Joji Locatelli, “Imagine the softest, most luxurious yarn, in your favorite color, creating a beautifully draped piece of fabric there to wrap your shoulders on a chilly day. Imagine a series of triangles shaping up in a fun exciting way, but still making your knitting easy enough to relax…”
68 inches (170cm) from side to side and 27 inches (67.5 cm) from top to bottom at deepest point (after blocking).
Yarn: Koigu Painter’s Palette Premium Merino (Fingering: 100% Merino, 175 yards) – 3 skeins or 500 yards
Needles: US 6 (4mm) knitting needles.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT YARDAGE (from the designer):
You really need all 500 yards to make this shawl, and there is no easy way to finish earlier it if you accidentally run out of yarn, so please make sure you have enough. If your gauge is looser than the recommended gauge after blocking, you will run out of yarn. Please make sure you are using the needle size you need to get the required gauge.
16.5 stitches and 24 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in garter stitch, after blocking.
Gauge is not crucial for this project. However, changes might result in a different yardage requirement.
Let the knitting begin!