We thought it would be a nice idea over the summer to hold a Summer Knit-a-long (KAL). We thought long and hard about who our favourite designer was on Ravelry, that offered versatile, clever patterns, with something for everyone. We know there are some super-popular patterns out there, and one of the first ones we thought of was Hitchhiker
We had a look through some other patterns, and decided that we would hold a Martina Behm knit-a-long! There are shawls, socks, hats and gloves, paid for and free patterns, so there really is something for everyone!
I’ve decided to do Tubularity, as it was a little bit different. It starts out as a triangle, but magically becomes a big snuggly tube along the way. I may have already started, so I could give you some ideas….
I’ve been using my own hand dyed yarn, the first being Tidbury 4ply – 80% Superwash merino, 20% bamboo. It’s been a joy to knit with so far, and I love the sheen the bamboo gives. It’s in colourway Tutti Frutti…..want to see?
If you look at the Tubularity pattern, it’s done in a set of 7 mini skeins. I decided to use 2 different skeins, and I’m about to join in number 2.
This one is Earlswood 4ply – 70% Superwash BFL, 20% silk, 10% cashmere….oh yes! I’m keeping it bright….
I can’t wait to join it in!
Anyway, what’s the point of you joining our KAL, I hear you ask.
Firstly, if you come to us before Saturday 2nd August and tell us you’re joining the KAL, we’ll give you 10% off when you buy the yarn and a Martina Behm pattern together!
Then….at the end of the KAL, submit a photo of your finished object to us (we like to see photos!) and we’ll enter you into a draw to win a £15 Stitch Solihull voucher!
So, here’s the details:
- KAL starts Saturday 19th July
- Purchase yarn & Martina Behm pattern from us before Sat 2nd August and get 10% off (you must say “I’m Joining the KAL”)
- Submit a photo of your finished KAL object to be in with the chance of winning a £15 Stitch Solihull voucher!
- KAL ends on Saturday 30th August. Photos must be submitted by this date to be entered into the prize draw!