Yarn Patterns
Search Patterns by Yarn Bags Cowls & Scarves Hats Home Goods Leg Warmers Mittens & Gloves Sweaters & Tops
Knitalong Gifts Sale Share Blog About Help Account
Tuesday February 14, 2017

We have winners! Plus a live yarn tasting Sat.

posted by: Amy Small

Thank you SO much for voting and leaving me a comment on what pattern you'd like to knit next for our upcoming knitalong (KAL). I was incredibly excited to see so many, when embarrassingly, most of the time the people that comment here are my mom's friends. It's true...not that that's bad - I so appreciate my mom spreading the word, but that said your comments were SO WELCOME!  

 

I'm excited to announce we'll be doing two simultaneous KALs since both patterns are fairly simple. The Dash Shawl and the Sanctuary Pillows are the winners, with the shawl winning by 1 vote. The cowl was a close third, so I have plans of running a KAL for that pattern at some point. The KAL kits will go live on my site the week of March 6th. Please watch this space for more details and sign up for my newsletter to get first access.

Next up, I'll be trying my hand at Instagram live this weekend. A little scary but hopefully FUN! I will have 1 of each of our Cast Away yarn colors along with a multitude of samples. I hope to show you 'in real life' what the colors are like and give some examples of what you can knit. I'll also try to answer questions, if any come up. That will be this Saturday, Feb 18th at 1:30 pm EST on instagram.

 

Tuesday February 07, 2017

Help me pick the next knitalong

posted by: Amy Small

Hello lovelies! I hope you are enjoying this snowy wintery day. I would love your help to choose the next knitalong pattern. I had such a blast running the last one. Seeing all of your knit ponchos at the end was such an inspiration. It's made me realize that community knitting is so much better than going it solo. Can I get an AMEN to that?! I have 4 designs that I'm particularly interested in doing ~ details and photos below. Which would you most like to knit? I'm planning to kick off the KAL around March 1-ish and have it run throughout March. Like before, expect instructional videos and my help around the clock. Your feedback is much appreciated - leave me a comment below, on Instagram or email me at amy@knitcollage.com. It will be March, still chilly here but approaching spring, so let me know if weather is a consideration for you!

My top pic: the dash shawl ~ about 3-4 skeins of Sister & Pixie Dust yarn - it's a big, chunky shawl! Simple to knit but we would learn a few new stitches and techniques. A serious show stopper.

Option 2: The stripe story blanket - this is the pink and natural blanket shown on the very right in this photo. I adore. It's so soft and squishy. This stitch is a fancy slip stitch that would be fun to learn through a knitalong. This blanket uses a bunch of yarn however, so we're look at a 10 skein project here, however it looks like a million bucks! This blanket is knit in our Spun Cloud and Pixie Dust yarns.

Option 3: The keep me cozy cowl - knit with 3 skeins of either Gypsy Garden or Rolling Stone yarns. This is a great project for learning SHORT ROWS - ah they scare me still. A lighter cowl that also works beautifully with these embellished yarns.

Option 4: The Sanctuary Tassel Pillows - 3-4 skeins of Sister and Pixie Dust. There are 2 different size options here which is fun. Learning how to make a pillow- also fun! These make great gifts as well as accents for your own home. 

 

Thursday February 02, 2017

Finish it February - Let's tackle those WIPs

posted by: Amy Small

Let's take a minute to discuss all the work in progresses (WIPs) we knitters have. They pile up for even the most disciplined among us. February feels like a great month to tackle all of these and finally finish them. The madness from the holidays is over but in most places it's still freezing out, which makes curling up with my knitting incredibly appealing. Are you up for joining me on this challenge? My hope is that by doing this all together, we can hold each other accountable.

 

To join in, simply tag the work you hope to finish with #FinishItFeb on Instagram and Facebook. What you're working on doesn't need to be knit in our yarns, but great if that's something you want to tackle. Alternatively, if you have any of our yarn that you're stumped on what to do with, take this time to reach out to me (amy@knitcollage) or our knitting guru Cheryl (cheryl@knitcollage) for project ideas. We truly want your project to be a success and would be excited to help you.

 

So - here's where I bear my WIP list soul! It's going to be really tough for me to finish all of these because I also have a spring photoshoot planned for the end of the month. I'll be working on a bunch of new designs for that too that are all still currently in my head! Yikes, I know...

#1. Simple scarf if Pixie Dust and Spun Cloud - honestly this should take me a few nights. I started it in mid Dec and like the way it's looking, I just need to get it DONE!

#2. My Penguono - EEK - I'm embarrassed to admit I've been working on this sweater since early last summer. Part of the reason I've been distracted and haven't knit it is because I'm using about 20 different types of yarn. By the time I lay EVERYTHING out, I've created a giant mess and it feels like such an undertaking to keep tidy with my 2 young kids and limited apartment space. That said, I NEED to finish this bad boy. I love it so much and just want to be DONE. I'm almost done the left side, so about half way I'm guessing.

#3. A new poncho idea - knit in our Wildflower yarn - the new colors. I started this in early Jan and must have it done for our photoshoot by the end of the month. I finished the first prototype but it's not perfect, so I'll rip and reknit. Sorry no great pic of this one yet. 

If you have any further thoughts, please chime in here in the comments section or on IG and FB using the tag #FinishItFeb I can't wait to see what's on your needles and what you're able complete! Let's face it together :)

Hugs ~ Amy

© 2017 Knit Collage   |   website by Hardage & Hardage