What’s a knitalong?
It’s kind of like a book club. We pick a project that each person can work on individually and then come together to compare notes. This season, we’re offering your choice of four shawlettes.
When does it start/end?
The official start date is June 2nd, but you can come into the shop anytime for your pattern, materials and raffle ticket. The official end date is August first.
Our goal is for everyone to complete your project in time to submit them to this year’s Jefferson County Fair, August 10th. The entry is free, but the fair makes money with every entry. And you can win pirzes!
Why are knitalongs so popular?
1-The act of doing something together, but alone – like a book club – makes any project more fun. You can sit’n'knit together at the shop, or knit and home and come in for help and to compare notes.
2-There’s motivation to complete the project
3- You can’t believe how many variations there can be on a single project. Just look at Ravelry’s Meathead Hat
Saturday June 2 11am-noon
Saturday June 16th 11-noon
Saturday June 30 11am-noon
Saturday July 21st 11-noon
Knit at the knitalong meetings at Port Hadlock Yarns or Wednesday’s Social Knitting Circle, or come sit and knit at the shop anytime – the Knit Doctor’s always on call to help….
Win a free project tote!: When you sign up, you’ll get a raffle ticket that will be entered (upon completion of your project) to win a free color mesh Walker tote bag for your knitting!
This Season’s project – Four shawlettes to choose from
Shawlettes are the most flattering thing to happen to necks and shoulders since Audrey Hepburn.
Like socks, a shawlette can be simple or challenging, and offer endless reinterpretations. They make great portable projects, and since they’ve become such a huge trend, there’s no lack of imaginative patterns.
We chose these four for our knitalong.
Citron by Hilary Smith Callis
Fresh and light as a slice of summer lime, this shawlette is equally lovely scrunched around the neck or draped across the shoulders. It’s knit from the top center downwards.
Free pattern on Knitty
Wingspan by maylin Tri’Coterie Designs
As its name suggests, this attractive shawl could just about take flight all by itself. For such a visually impressive pattern with bands of eye popping colors, it’s deceptively simple and easily adaptable.
Free pattern on Ravelry
Pogona by Steven West
Named after a “bearded dragon” lizard because of its flare around the neck. Pogona is a versatile top down shawl. It can be draped across the shoulders, gathered like a scarf or even tied casually at the waist for a skirtlike look.
Pattern can be purchased at Ravelry for $6
Kitefish by Leah Coccari-Swift
This ingenious pattern, inspired by kitefish, a type of skate, features an interlocking mechanism for a unique assymetrical design. It is worked in four sections bottom up, starting with the blue “fin” shape. It requires a small bit of crocheting around the edge.
Available for $6 on Ravelry