We're gearing up for Fibrations on Sunday October 18!
As always, I'll have a table full of discounted seconds yarn (perfectly beautiful but maybe underweight or a ooak colourway or a messy join or knot). It usually goes quickly so come by early if you want to snag a skein or two.
And we'll have a little something for everyone - sock yarn, shawl yarn, sweater yarn, and (new!) some mini skein kits like the one pictured above.
We are happy to announce we have partial scholarships available for five spots in our summer club. Applications are open to anyone who might need a little help joining the club.
Thanks to a generous contribution from a knitter who wishes to remain anonymous, Andrea Rangel and I have been able to add five spots to our sold-out yarn + pattern club and offer partial scholarships towards the cost of those club memberships.
Andrea and I have teamed up again this year to create a collection of three knitting projects. Each month (July, August and September) we will send out an exclusive colourway and a perfectly coordinating pattern that lets the yarn shine. All the details are here.
Applications are open to anyone, worldwide, who might need a little help joining the club. The scholarship will cover up to 90% of the cost of the club. Recipients will be asked to contribute 10% - 25% ($20-$50 CAD), based on what they feel is most accessible to them. Our aim is to make the club more financially inclusive.
To apply, send us a note telling us a little bit about yourself and what the scholarship would mean to you. All applications should be sent to email@example.com with the subject line YARN CLUB APPLICATION. We will be accepting applications until July 14, 2019.
Applications will be kept strictly confidential. In order to respect everyone's privacy, we will not be announcing the names of the recipients. Recipients will be chosen by lottery.
Andrea and I would like to send a huge thank you to our anonymous knitter who made this possible, not only through a financial contribution, but by proposing the idea to begin with. We would also like to thank Caroline Dick for consulting on this initiative and for donating her fees back to us, allowing us to create the fifth spot in the club.
There are ten stripes in the sequence (5 greys, 5 tan/brown/peach for Saxe Point) and the sequence repeats six times. So there are 60 stripes in total. If you would like to divide the stripes into two separate balls, you can count the colour changes to find the halfway point.
UPDATE with instructions on how to wind the yarn:
Place the hank on a swift or around a friend's hands as usual. Start winding from either end and watch what's happening with the yarn.
If you the colours are changing every 4 m or so, you're at the self-striping end. Wind the yarn into a ball until the end of the striped section; all the grey will be in your ball and only the main and contrast colours will remain in the hank. At the transition from stripes to main colour, cut the yarn. Wind the main colour into a new ball. At the transition from main to contrast colour, cut the yarn. Wind the contrast colour into a new ball.
If there is a long section of a solid colour, you're at the contrast colour end. Wind the yarn into a ball; there's about 40 m of the contrast colour. At the transition from the contrast colour to the main colour, cut the yarn. Wind the main colour into a new ball. At the transition from the main colour to the stripes, cut the yarn. Wind the striped section into a new ball.
It's here! My Knit Outside collection with Andrea Rangel is available for pre-order!
Along with the original three projects from our summer 2017 club, I've created new colourways for all three patterns: Goldstream, Saxe Point, and North Shore.
I've also got a limited number of the beautiful print copies of Andrea's pattern collection. The print copy includes an ebook and is actually priced slightly lower than the ebook alone (thank you exchange rate!) so don't miss out!
It's time to share our July project from my summer yarn + pattern club with Andrea Rangel: Full Spectrum!
It's a reversible toque with two different approaches to colourwork - a self-striping rainbow on one side and stranded colourwork on the other.