We hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday so far! Now that Christmas is behind us, it’s time to announce our annual post holiday Selfish Knit Along! You’ve probably been spending the last couple of months knitting gifts for friends and family. Now it’s time for a little self care, and to make a gorgeous new piece just for you.
This year’s theme is Laine Magazine! There are 6 issues out in the world right now, and their classic cozy Scandinavian style is a real favourite around these parts.
Participation in the KAL is free with purchase of yarn.
Here are the Meeting details:
Meeting 1 Project Set-up & Cast on – Sunday January 13 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Meeting 2 Check Point – Sunday February 10 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Meeting 3 Finishing and Show & Tell! – Sunday March 3rd from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Deanna and Ethan have each picked their top 5 Patterns from the first 6 issues of Laine Magazine and provided their yarn suggestions. Hopefully these will inspire you, but feel free to go with whatever grabs you! Please join us in the shop this new year for some selfish knitting fun! Can’t wait to see what you’ll pick.
Deanna’s Top 5
Everything about the original is perfection, especially the rich Rust Heather colourway used for the main body. Wouldn't change a thing!
For a bang on gauge substitution which will have amazing definition and colour choice, try Brooklyn Tweed Peerie. If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, June Cashmere Lace, which is actually more like a light fingering, would be dreamy but require a bit more swatching to get right.
Knit in: Quarry (hematite colourway)
Like Treysta, this one would be is awesome as is. Quarry is one of our favourite yarns for the winter, so light for a chunky but still warm.
This perfectly cozy hat would be a beautiful addition to any winter wardrobe. Folded brim, unique cable columns, fluffy pompom, what's not to love?
Knit it in: Madeline Tosh Vintage
Not only is this a smart design with interesting textured details, designer Clare Mountain is a friend to the shop who we met at TNNA. With our new stock of Madeline Tosh rolling out right after new year, this will be a great opportunity to try it out. The only downside is that the Mad Tosh comes in 6 ball bags so it won't be able to accommodate larger sizes.
Ethan’s Top 5
Knit it in: Metalico
There was almost a brawl over who got to pick this one lol! Midsummer Rose is a spectacular and huge cresent shaped shawl with amazing lace motifs. Who wouldn't want to wrap themselves in this?
Knit it in: Cumbria Worsted (Derwentwater & Scafell Pike)
Stalactite features an interesting, contrasting stalactite stitch pattern making this a modern yet timeless knit. Perfect for layering for those chilly winter days and early spring mornings.
Piece of Silver
Knit it in: Madeline Tosh Mo Light (Patagonia)
We'll be releasing Madeline Tosh Mo Light right after New Year! It would be the perfect choice for this sweet little turtleneck.
Even before Peerie had officially come out, we saw this sweater and thought, Bingo! A Perfect match.
Knit it in: Vale (Thaw) & Kidsilk Haze (Serenity)
The two yarns held together create a divine fabric. A simple brioche – but with a twist!