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Spring Knit Along 2022

Spring Knit Along 2022

My fellow knitters, it’s time.

Time to push aside the toques and mittens, to put away the bulky weights and even that oh-so squishy worsted. 

Sweater weather is officially over.

But fear not-all this growing grass doesn’t spell the end of the knitting season. Spring, after all, is about ushering in the new. 

At Needles in the Hay, we’re taking that philosophy and applying it to some new yarns we have in our store-and maybe a few you haven’t tried yet.

We wanted our Spring Knit Along to focus on patterns that would work with the warm weather as it rolled in, and feature yarns that would hold up even under that hot summer sun.

And that took us straight to our cotton section.

Cotton is a go-to fibre for the warmer months.

It’s breathable, wearable, durable and to top it all off we have a few different lines in store that we’re excited to share with you.

Our first recommendation is Puno Winikunka, a fingering-weight cotton/alpaca blend from Peru.

Though Puno is one of the newest yarns to our shop, its dazzling array of colours and pattern versatility has made it a big seller already.

A piece of advice-if you want to use this yarn for the KAL, we recommend ordering NOW to be sure you get the colour and amount that you want.

We’re also suggesting the following patterns to help get you started: 

Featherweight Cardigan
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/featherweight-cardigan

 

 

Olowu
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/olowu

 

Matutina Tee
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/matutina-tee 

 

Vellichor
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vellichor

  

Umbel Summer Top
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/umbel-summer-top

 

Sabela
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sabela

 

Our second yarn suggestion is Sole, a wonderfully decadent combination of organic Pima Cotton from Peru and organic Cashmere from Mongolia. The result of this luxurious blend is a Sport Weight yarn with off-the-hook stitch definition that works just as well for textured knitting as it does for simple garments in stockinette stitch. The following patterns are just a few that highlight some of Sole’s best qualities: 

 

Seleste Tee
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/seleste-tee

 

May Top
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/may-top-3

  

Gemini
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gemini-3

 

Eavesdrop
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/eavesdrop

 

Anna’s Cardigan
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/annas-cardigan---my-size

 

 

Yume
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/yume

We’ll be hosting two one-hour Zoom Knit Alongs on Thursday, April 21, and May 5, both at 8 p.m.

Visit this link to register for the zoom meetings and receive your credentials
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrduirpzwrEtOcy-m3bRoToCkESgzWFpdi

Daily KAL chatter is hosted on our Facebook group. If you aren’t already a member, you can join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/883466498774921

Kick back at the end of your day with your needles, your project and your beverage of choice!

As with all our KALs, you don’t have to use these yarns or patterns to participate in the KAL. But we do ask that you use yarns purchased from Needles in the Hay.

We also suggest you try something new. Knit Alongs are all about learning, sharing and exposing yourself to new techniques and new fibres. And a fresh new season is the perfect time to do it! 

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