The Commonwealth Games is being hosted in Glagsow, Scotland from 23 July to 3 August 2014. We think it’s the perfect excuse for a p/hop knit-a-long. – So get your knit on whilst watching energetic types on the telly and helping those in need, all at the same time – now that’s what I call multi-tasking!
It’s time to dive in your stash or otherwise source your yarn for a Commonwealth Knit-a-long for p/hop.
So what are we knitting?
The Dear Green Shawl by Anna Fisk. It is perfect because it was designed as a celebration of Glasgow and donated to p/hop to raise funds for MSF. The shawl is also a prize winner from the Glasgow School of yarn, so definitely has good Scottish credentials.
This is what Anna says about her pattern: “Glasgow’s name means ‘dear green place’. The city’s coat of arms and motto refer to the stories of its patron saint, St. Mungo: ‘this is the bird that never flew / this is the tree that never grew / this is the bell that never rang / this is the fish that never swam. The shawl uses lace motifs representing a bird in flight, a tree, and a bell, ending with the traditional ‘Shetland’ fishtail lace pattern.”
How does it work?
1. Download the knitting pattern from the pattern page by clicking here;
2. Make a donation (in any currency) based on the hours of pleasure you think you’ll get from the knit-a-long, by clicking on the JustGiving link on the right;
3. Choose your yarn (hardest bit);
4. Pop over to our Ravelry group, say hello to us all and tell us which yarn you’re using in our Knit-a-long thread;
5. Cast on on the 23rd July and knit your socks off until 3 August;
6. Have fun sharing your pictures, yarn choice(s), queries, failures and triumphs and generally chatting over on the Ravelry page or tweet and instagram using the hashtag #Commonwealthknitalong.