Calm Comfort Virtual Knit Along
As promised, we’re organizing a virtual Knit Along while everyone is all snug in their homes waiting out the pandemic. Sarah, Grace and I put our heads together to come up with a theme, and we decided on calm comfort. That can mean something different to everyone, but we each decided to each pick one project that would bring us calm, peace and comfort during a stressful time.
We encourage you to join us by picking a project that will be fulfilling for you, anything your heart desires, or pick from our suggestions.
The Virtual Knit Along will be hosted in our new Facebook Group. To join us, post in the group with your project and yarn choice, and why this project will bring you calm comfort, whatever that means to you. We’re excited to see your project updates and we’ll be ready to help you out with any questions.
Join the group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/883466498774921/
In addition to the measures we’ve already taken to continue to make our products accessible when you need them most, we are also offering a 15% discount code for KAL participants. You’ll find the code in tje facebook group!
Cast-on and Bind-off for the KAL is whenever you feel like it LOL.
Here are our staff picks.
Calla Sweater by Natasja Hornby
Knit it in mYak Tibetan Cloud
I’ve decided to make Natasja Hornby’s Calla Sweater. Several months ago I made the Natasja’s Calla shawl as a wedding gift for my friend Meghan in the Fibre Co Luma. I loved every minute of knitting that project. In addition to knowing it was going to a dear friend, the combination of texture, cables, and lace, the not too precious picot bind off; it was magic. I couldn’t put it down. Revisiting this pattern motif in a soft, bouncy, and ethically sourced yarn like Tibetan Cloud will be the ultimate in comfort. I can already feel the serotonin flowing now that I’ve made the decision. The sweater is worked top down so stress free when it comes to fit, and there’s some fun to be had trying it on and taking progress shots. The colour I picked, Salice Grigio, is one of these chameleon colours I love. Is it grey? Is it Blue? Or maybe a bit purple? Depend on the day. Credit to Natalie Bullock, who’s interest in this pattern inspired me to pair it with the Tibetan cloud.
Water Bearer by Jacqueline Cieslak
Knit it in Brooklyn Tweed Arbor, or any of our DK weight options.
So I would like to tackle Water Bearer by Jacqueline Cieslak. I have not done most of what the pattern is about in terms of fitting and brioche, darts and she has video support for the hard parts. This project will keep my brain focussed and it is just a beautiful cardigan. I’m doing it in Arbor in the new spruce colourway because it is the only Brooklyn Tweed yarn I haven't worked with yet.
A great lace pattern can be a fantastically comforting knit. Once you get into the groove of it the stitches become almost intuitive. A lace shawl is a labour of love and blocking always reveals a beautiful final product.
So for this virtual KAL I’ve chosen Girasole, by Jared Flood. Pattern repeats and geometric shapes combine to create a stunning wrap. And, another plus-the centre of it reminds me of the sun, and I’m hoping that it’ll help me focus on the brighter side of things.
Of course, such a special project requires a special yarn! I’m going all in on this one, working with mYak baby silk.
I’ll miss seeing all of you in the store for the next few Saturdays, but I’m looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations online!