Thursday, July 21, 2016

Knit Along with me

Mostly these days I'm knitting with Titus by baa ram ewe - Dark Pearl by Carol Feller is on the needles and very nearly finished.

Titus* is everything I want in yarn - nice to handle, lovely colours, beautiful fabric when knitted up - and it's from Yorkshire.  As a proud Yorkshire Lass it makes me happy to support Yorkshire in any which way I can.  And it may be my imagination but I'm sure I knit faster................

I've been so besotted by Titus that I haven't tried the other yarns produced by baa ram ewe - Dovestone DK or Dovestone Natural Aran - launched just last week as part of the Autumn/Winter 2016 collection.

However, that is set to change as I am delighted to be hosting a Knit Along on the baa ram ewe group on Ravelry.   We're going to be knitting Strokkur - a fabulous pattern by Ysolda Teague and featured on the front cover of the book to accompany the new yarn.

This is the KAL for you if you've been wanting to knit your first sweater - it's knit in the round with some lovely colourwork.  And if all of that is new to you then it's a great opportunity to join in, learn some new skills and have fun - all from the comfort of your knitting corner at home.  You'll even have a finished sweater for those cold, cosy nights by the fire or a Christmas present (I'm knitting for my son's girlfriend).

I've got some great ideas for the next couple of months and to join us click over to the Ravelry Group and let me know you want to take part.   We're planning to cast on August 1st (or thereabouts) so you've got a couple of weeks to choose your colourway, get your sticks ready and swatch - yes I really do think you ought to!

Any questions just ask and I'll see you on Ravelry soon.

* Even the inspiration for the name is Yorkshire - Titus Salt a great philanthropist and Yorkshire mill owner.

NB - this isn't a sponsored post I'm just a huge fan.

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