I am so pleased to announce Pate and Birdie's first local Knit-a-Long called Pate and Birdie Does Speakeasy Mondays! What is a 'Knit-a-long' you ask? Great question! A knit-a-long is not a class, but more like a 'knit together'. Usually, 'knit-a-long' means a group of people knitting the same project within the same time frame. They share photos with one another on-line and it's just kind of fun! That is exactly what we will be doing........with a twist!
Pate and Birdie's Knit-a-Long will look very similar to what was just described.....we will all knit the same project (Andre Mowry's amazing Gather Shawl) during the month of October. HOWEVER, we will actually meet together every Monday night from 7pm-8pm at Springfield's Speakeasy Language House. So, it's a regular knit-a-long, but we will see each other every week to share our love of knitting and take advantage of the many health benefits of knitting with others (yeah, mental AND physical health benefits! google it! It's true!).
How do you join in on the fun (and knitting therapy!)? Simply click on the 'shop' icon at the top of this page or click here and choose your Shawl Kit! Each Shawl Kit has a unique yarn colorway so your shawl will really be one-of-a-kind!
Your kit will include everything you need to make this beautiful shawl for yourself or as a gift for someone else (ahem...Christmas IS coming!). You will receive:
- 3 skeins of Pate and Birdie's hand dyed 100% merino (oh so soft!) yarn!
- one pair of size 4, 40" Lykke Circular Needles (these are driftwood needles that are easy on the hands and eyes!)
- one Gather Shawl pattern
- 5 nights of knitting support, encouragement, and FUN (oh....did I mention that there will be weekly prizes? There WILL be!)
Who can join this Knit-a-Long? Anyone who has some basic knitting skills......I'd say' intermediate-advanced beginner'........If you can cast-on, knit, purl, and bind off, then this class if for you! There will be plenty of mindless garter stitch (making talking, laughing and relaxing a little easier) and there are some sections of easy lace as well. Don't worry if you have never done lace before or if you have tried it and not been so successful......there is help available! I have confidence in you! :)
So what are you waiting for? Sign up by ordering your Shawl Kit (click here) and tell a knitting friend to do the same and join you.....or come make new knitting friends! Hurry as spaces (and Shawl Kits) are limited!
Click on the 'shop' link above to choose your Shawl Kit!
Questions? Click on the 'contact' link above and send me a message. I'll get back to you ASAP!
See you soon!