24-Hour Sock Challenge 2
This challenge was so much fun last year I decided to present it again. The idea is to knit a pair of socks in 24 Knitting hours. Keep track of your time every day and keep a running total, trying not to exceed 24 hours.
If you are interested in being a part of this challenge, sort through your sock/fingering yarn and get ready to join in the fun. The challenge will officially begin on Feb. 1, 2017. Bring your project to the February meeting/open knitting time so we can encourage each other.
If you are on Ravelry, post your yarn and progress on the 24-Hour Sock Challenge 2.
Our sock “Show and Share” will be at the March meeting.
What is a knit-along?
Knit-Alongs are usually held 90 minutes prior to our normal monthly meeting. A small group of interested knitters meets for two or three months to learn a technique or work on a project. Often, the group provides support to each other via e-mail or telephone.
Prior Knit-Along subjects have included fingerless gloves, Maggie’s Pretty Purple Purse, socks, double-knitting, modular knitting, Medrith Glover’s Circumnavigated Cardigan, Scrappy Socky Stripey Cardi for babies, Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Ribwarmer, and:
If you have ideas for future Knit-Alongs, contact one of our Education VPs at firstname.lastname@example.org (refer to “Guild KAL” in your subject line) or bring it up on our Ravelry group!
Baby Surprise Jacket
July, August and September 2016
Our next Knit-along will be Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Baby Surprise Jacket. We will work on these prior to the meetings in July, August and September.
Poncho Knit-Along April – June 2016
Ponchos are this season’s hottest fashion accessory, so we have chosen ponchos for the next Knitters’ Challenge Knit-Along (KAL). This will start in April and end in June. You can use any poncho pattern you want. Post your progress or ask questions on the Poncho KAL thread on the Guild’s forum on Ravelry. There will also be KAL time before the Guild meetings in April and May, if you have questions or need help.
Several members plan to make the 14 Carat Poncho, which is a mystery knit-along by Knit Purl Hunter. This KAL starts April 7, with her contest closing on May 31, 2016. For more information, and a list of materials you will need for this KAL, go to the Knit Purl Hunter KAL Group on Ravelry and select the April 2016 KAL – 14 Carat (Poncho) thread. Clues with instructions will be posted there, or sign up for her eletter at http://knitpurlhunter.com/subscribe.html. You don’t have to register, and the pattern is FREE.
September, 2015 meeting
ROSE TRELLIS SHAWL VEST: The pattern is free on Ravelry
The Hitofude KAL started in January, 2015, and continued for several months:
You can see more images and download this pattern on Ravelry Hitofude
Monthly Hat KAL
Each month we will be spotlighting a hat pattern to be knitted for the Monthly Hat KAL.
A new hat will be chosen each month. If you have questions about the directions, you can get assistance during Tech Time (12:30-2pm at the General Meeting). Several members have completed theirs, so you will get plenty of help. To participate in our KALs, please join us.
2015 Hat KAL