April is for lace at Needles in the Hay! We’ll be kicking off the month with a Lace Workshop in the evening on Wednesday April 3 from 7 to 9pm. Space is limited so be sure to sign up early. You can find all of the details here.
To continue to build upon your lace skills, we’ll be doing a Pi-shawl Knit Along which will appeal to both experienced and beginner lace knitters alike.
Pi-shawls are both beautiful and versatile. They’re a great introduction to the world of lace knitting because they are knit in the round so you don’t have to worry about that pesky wrong side. Worked from the middle outwards, most Pi-Shawls only have 6 or 7 increase rows in the whole project which gives you many many rows of relaxing knitting. Don’t think you’ll wear a lace shawl? No Problem! Just scale up your yarn choice to DK, Worsted, or Aran and you’ve got yourself a fantastic blanket or throw for your couch. We’ve made yarn recommendations for each pattern selection, but really, the possibilities are endless.
Leaves of Grass by Jared Flood https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/leaves-of-grass-4
Recommended Yarn: Brooklyn Tweed Loft or Brooklyn Tweed Vale
Easier than it looks! Sarah has already knit this one in Vale and we’ll have it at the shop for you to oogle.
Evenstar by Susan Pandorf
Recommended Yarn: mYak Baby Yak Silk, Manos Del Uruguay Fino, Blue Sky Fibers Metalico
Satisfy that inner Lord of the Rings nerd.. We know you’re out there
Lucca by Jared flood
This one is Deanna’s Favourite. A meditative knit, each successive ring brings a new pattern to freshen your interest.
Late August - By Sylvia McFadden
Recommended Yarn: The Fibre Co. Meadow for a shawl. Want to make it a blanket? Try Brooklyn Tweed Shelter.
We’ll be kicking things off on Sunday April 7, but feel free to come in anytime up until then to get set-up. As usual, participation in the KAL is free with yarn purchase. It’s not a structured class, but it’s the perfect opportunity to get some support on your project and hang out with some like minded kniterly people.
Here’s the knitty gritty:
April 7 - Cast-on Party! 12 to 2pm
April 28 - Check Point Meet-up 1 to 3pm
May 26 - Wrap-up and Show off 1 to 3pm
Hope you can join us on this Knit Along Adventure! And just so you know, if you feel like you aren’t keeping up with the group, you can still come. Don’t stay away, we love to see your progress and cheer you on.