Knitalong fun

Our recent Commonwealth knitaglong went stormingly.  There were lots of knitters taking part and they have produced some gorgeous results.  Check out the conversation on Ravelry – they were/are a really chatty bunch and happy to share all their skills, ideas, hints and tips.

We all knitted the Dear Green Shawl by Anna Fisk (Narnie83 on Ravlery).  It is a lovely pattern, well written and quite intuitive when you get going.

Anna joined us on the knitalong too – here’s a picture of her knitting at the Commonwealth Games themselves!!

Narnie 83 at the Games


I had a small problem though in that the skein of yarn I chose just wasn’t long enough – by quite a long way.  Thankfully, Sadie (whiteheart on Ravlery) had had a similar problem so created a spreadsheet to we could all work out how much more we had to knit and therefore how much more yarn we’d need.  I decided to change yarns at the point where the fish tail pattern for the edging starts (same place Sadie did) and it worked really well – Thanks Sadie! 🙂

Kate's Dear Green 2  Kate's Dear Green

me in my Dear Green shawl (aka Katestwirl)

Here are a few other lovely shawls from the KAL:

Saide in her Dear Green  Whiteheart's Dear Green

Sadie (Whiteheart‘s) Dear Green Shawl

pmac39's Dear Green

pmac39‘s Dear Green

SilvrTabbyKnitter's Dear Green

SilvrTabbyKnitter‘s Dear Green

Streyknit's Dear Green

Streyknit‘s Dear Green

And finally, an honourary mention for Alessandra (PokedaGoblin on Ravelry) for her Hydrangea scarf with which she won first prize at the Worcester show on 17 August.  Well done Alessandra – you are a P/Hop stalwart and we love you! x

PokedaGoblin's hydrangea

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