Thursday, June 30, 2011

CATKIN....can't take it! Must make it! Let's have a Knit-a-long!

Joanna has had her eye on this gorgeous pattern for awhile – Catkin and it is currently the most popular pattern on Ravelry. A few local people Joanna knows are going to do it too, so she thought she'd see if there was interest in doing a Catkin Knit Along (KAL)?  Anyone interested?  I am!
I love it!  I love that there are buttons that allow you to wear the shawl as a cowl, a scarf, the possibilities are nearly endless!  This pattern would be lovely in either Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light or Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock. Check out all the color possibilities: Tosh Merino Light or Adorn Sock
A selection of colors from both vendors are available at either StevenBe or Yarn Garage, or we’ll be glad to put in a special order for your favorite combination, too.  We also have some sparkle possibilities...just so you know.
For everyone who participates in the KAL, we’ll be holding an online “Crowd Favorite” poll in September. The top two choices will each have the opportunity to have their finished Catkin displayed in either StevenBe or Yarn Garage for a month!
The online KAL is being held in our stores’ group on Ravelry – Fiber Friends of StevenBe and Yarn Garage. Join us for help/assistance as we all work our way through this exquisite pattern, or just to share the fun with others. You can also join us in-person on Sundays at Yarn Garage in Rosemount, 12-4 pm.
Hope to see you soon!
Want to join the fun but think the Catkin is too complex? Pick up some of the new Kauni Effektgarn at Yarn Garage or StevenBe and make a Revontuli! The yarn does all the colorwork, the stitches are much easier, and the result is still quite stunning.
Not on yet Ravelry? That’s OK – here’s how to join:
  • Ravelry (link to is a wonderful online community for knitters & crocheters. It’s free, but you need your own personal login and password. Just follow the link and click “join now!”
  • Once in Ravelry, join the group for StevenBe and Yarn Garage. Go to the “groups” tab and search on “Yarn Garage”. Follow the link that appears and click on the box in the upper right corner that says “join this group”. That will bookmark it so it is easy to find in the future. It will appear on your “Forums” tab.
  • The Catkin KAL thread is ‘stickied’ to the top of the forum – please post to introduce yourself.
  • If you get stuck along the way, feel free to contact Joanna via Ravelry – she's JoCam1717. 

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