Want to join us in a knitalong? I'm so inspired by all the new colors of Malabrigo Sock that I feel compelled to organize a KAL for this lovely yarn. While you're welcome to use Malabrigo Arroyo if you want to knit a sport weight project (like SSYC store manager Heather will be), I've chosen Sock for my project.... even though I haven't yet decided on the project itself. But the front runner is this- something that is a quick and satisfying knit, so I can feel a sense of accomplishment even if I don't have a lot of time to knit.
For this KAL you can knit any pattern you like, as long as you are knitting Malabrigo Sock or Arroyo. Like our last KAL there is no charge if you purchase the yarn for the project from SSYC. If you use yarn purchased elsewhere there's a $5 fee for each sitting you attend.
This KAL isn't a class offering instruction, it's simply an informal get together three Sunday afternoons in the store from 1:30-3:30, where we can all just sit and share our Malabrigo projects as they start and progress, and we can ask and answer questions and keep each other motivated toward our goal of casting off and wearing our lovely pieces. If you think you would be interested in sitting and knitting with us in the store on a few Sunday afternoons, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can e-mail back the details. If enough knitters commit, we'll make it a go- likely starting on November 11. This will give us plenty of time to start and finish a project before Christmas, should you be in need of inspiration to keep going and get something ready to be gifted. I know I am!
Several of you have already purchased yarn for this project when we saw you in the store this past week, but I'm sure this is news to most, so you still need to get yarn. If so, I recommend visiting the store during store hours on Saturday, November 10. Or you can purchase your yarn the day of the first KAL.
If you can't come knitalong in person, you're welcome to join us online! I'll post progress pics of our projects here on the blog throughout the KAL so you can see what we are up to, and you can even e-mail me your pics or post them in our Ravelry group if you want to share. And like all hand dyed yarns, each skein is unique, so if you are hoping for a skein with more or less of a color- like Pocion with more green and less red, or a skein of Indiecita with lots of purple and blue and less gold and green, you're always welcome to e-mail your requests after your order. Or if you need help combining colors for a multi-skein project, you know we love to help you via e-mail with that as well.
How about some pattern ideas? Here are a few that I think would pair well with Malabrigo Sock. I'll try and post later next week with some Arroyo ideas. Here are links to Ravelry for projects knit with Sock and Arroyo. Please feel free to link below some project that you've enjoyed knitting with Malabrigo.
1 skein projects:
Ishbel, Ysolda Teague
Lepidoptera Mitts, Allison Van Zandt (Me.)
Monkey Socks, Cookie A.
Ailbe Mittens, Kristi Geraci
2 skein (or more) projects:
Flamboyan, Stephen West
Camino Leaves, Kieran Foley
Lace Ribbon Scarf (can be done with one skein as well), Veronik Avery