17 Nov Clementine KAL Update
Hello from KAL Headquaters!
We’ve stitched our way through the first half of the Clementine KAL and are having a blast together as we enjoy the color changes of this sumptuous yarn and the company of so many knitters who are brightening the shop each Friday with their kindness, laughter, and treats! We can’t forget the treats.
Here are some hot tips that might come in handy as you knit along:
- The pattern does not specify whether you should slip your stitches knitwise or purlwise. Whenever you find yourself in this situation, the default is to slip them purlwise and that is what you should do here. You can slip knitwise if you like, but it will result in a subtly less distinct texture.
- Project bags! I mean, they are kind of essential when working with more than one skein at a time, right? We’ve got a freshly printed batch in the shop (and here online) if you find yourself needing one to keep your yarn from running around and fraternizing with other projects.
- The pattern states that you should work the polka dot section until you run out of the main color. In case you were wondering, or working in a different yarn, this ends up being app. 9 inches.
- We decided NOT to block our sample so as to preserve the great honeycomb texture of this knit. I mean, what’s not to love about a lovely pattern that doesn’t require swatching or blocking?!
Do you have any tips and tricks you’ve discovered as you knit-along with us? If you haven’t already, we encourage you to share them and your project with us on Ravelry so that we can all drool over your yarn choices and knit vicariously together.
Our next meeting is tomorrow night, Friday the 18th, from 6-8pm (details on all the meet-ups can be found here) See you there!