Our spring/summer stitch-along kicks off May 5, and for the first time we’ll be offering a choice of four different projects, including a crocheted vest. The projects are all from Classic Elite’s new Locomotive booklet. The grand prize for this knitalong is a gift basket of yarn and accessories from Classic Elite.
The patterns are: Comet, a knitted sweater with lots of ease created by pleats that fall from a high waist; Double Decker, a knitted lace scarf with picot edging; Doodlebug, a knitted sleeveless shell that incorporates a chevron lace pattern; and Couchette, a crocheted tunic vest that can be worn open or tied with a drawstring at the waist.
All four are made in a new (for us) yarn, Soft Linen. The DK-weight linen/wool/alpaca blend is perfect for transitional seasons. It’s soft and lightweight, yet with a crisp body.
The winner will be chosen at the wrapup party from among those who have completed one of the garments. The garment must be knitted in Soft Linen to be eligible for the grand prize, but everyone is invited to participate in the event with any DK yarn to compete for other prizes and join in our parties and help sessions. The May 5 party is from 4 to 6 p.m. It features door prizes and advice on picking yarn and starting the project.