This year our Ravelry group has really picked up momentum in the Knit-a-long stakes. I'm not always the most organised person when it comes to running KALs, but they are always a bit of fun and so interesting to see the different paths people take with the same project.
Spring sees us taking on Dianna Walla's Vasa tee - a simple, elegant and very very wearable tank. Knit in 4ply yarn, it really is amenable to pretty much any colour combination you might fancy. A great stash-buster or excellent excuse to buy new, i've finished my first and am already planning a second. Actually, I say finished, but really I mean that i've done all the knitting, and now the pieces are languishing in a pile waiting to be blocked and seamed. So photos of the properly finished version will come later.
Vasa tee by Dianna Walla
Another reason to adore this pattern - it's perfect for knitters at the less experienced end of the spectrum. You don't have to worry about sleeves, it's a chance to play with colour, and pretty quickly you have a whole garment. A respectable achievement if you are new to knitting.
We'd love for you to join us! Share your colour choices and talk about what you're up to here in our Ravelry thread. There's usually a prize or two to celebrate at the end of each KAL, and you have until 30 October to knit your tee. Loads of time!
A few weeks ago Wei Siew of the Kiwiyarns blog sent me an exciting email - a sock pattern designed with Knitsch Sock! It also contained a special request for a fresh batch of West Janney.
The Droplet Socks pattern is exquisite. I adore the texture and the directional pattern design. I'm a sucker for anything that stands out against a reverse stocking stitch background. And the best part of all? It's free! Hooray!
Image thanks to Wei Siew
Thanks so much for choosing Knitsch for your pattern Wei Siew! I can't wait to knit my own pair. If you fancy knitting your own lichen-inspired socks, West Janney is now back in stock (along with lots of other colours, hooray!).