If you’re a maker who loves crafting along with a group, this spring’s bumper crop of “-alongs” gives you a fun range of choices. Here are our four favorites using Black Trillium Fibres yarns.
Our second quarter knit-along of the year started April 1st. Vendel, by returning designer M.K. Nance, features lovely cables and lots of reverse stockinette and uses a single 165g kit of our Lilt Gradient yarn. You can find the pattern along with the yarn here as well as stand-alone patterns to add onto the wider range of our Lilt Gradients. We’ll have prizes available to finishers, just post a cast on photo in our Ravelry discussion during the month of April and a picture of your finished shawl by the end of June.
Laura Nelkin’s second M Club installment, Meta, is also her first featured mystery knit-along of the year and just so happens to use 100g of our Silken Lace. Laura has written several posts leading up to the project, and is also hosting a giveaway, so checking out her blog is essential. If you were lucky enough to get into the M Club this year, you’ve gotten an exclusive color called Copper Roof in Silken, but if you still need to get yarn we have some listed in the shop. We’re also delivering brand new batches in the next few weeks to For Yarn’s Sake in Beaverton and Knitting Bee in Portland (both are Oregon stores, but sell online). The first clue for Meta comes out April 28th, so there’s still plenty of time to pick out your favorite color and decide on beads.
Another Mystery Knit-along I want to bring your attention to is Mystic Cabin by Anna Dalvi. We collaborated on colors, and I’ve been trying to restrain myself from saying anything too soon about my excitement over this pattern’s release. The yarn you’ll need for the project is here. As this one also starts April 28th, I plan to dye my little heart out to get the Pebble Sock gradients back up to good stock numbers so folks can order their favorite colors.
For those of you love to crochet, Karen Whooley began a CAL on April 1st using our Pebble Sock Gradients. I’ve been working with Karen for years, and I’m so happy she chose to make Tanglement using our yarn. While Karen has chosen Pebble Sock, Lilt Gradients would work equally well as it has more yardage per gram than Pebble Sock. There will also be prizes for those who post in Tanglement’s discussion thread during the CAL, so you’ll want to check out Karen’s blog post on the subject.
Other notable releases:
Ficstitches, a creative collaboration between Laurinda Reddig, crochet designer and mastermind of ReCrochetions, Monica Lowe the hand carving genius behind Craftwich Creations, and author and crafter C. Jane Reid. You can read lots more about the available packages here, as well as check out a giveaway for one of the basic packages here on Moogly.
Keep an eye open for the forthcoming issue of Twist Collective! I have a feeling lace lovers are going to find a pattern featuring Silken Lace.