Welcome to What’s Needlin’ Ewe’s Coastal Knits KAL!
The “in shop” group got together for the first time yesterday to get knitting on their Coastal Knit selection. Several of the Coastal Knits patterns have been chosen and there are a variety of great yarns represented.
Rocky Coast Cardigan Cardigan
Gnarled Oak Cardigan
Wild Flower Cardigan
Rustling Leaves Beret
The patterns are being knit in a wonderful array of yarns:
Cascade Venezia Worsted
Cascade Venezia Sport
Classic Elite Magnolia
Classic Elite Fresco
Yesterday was a quiet day as everyone worked on reading through their patterns, perfecting the stitch patterns, and gauge swatches. I’m knitting the Rocky Coast Cardigan in Cascade Venezia Worsted. I read through the pattern and the pattern adjustment and once I got that done I was ready to start. I decided I didn’t really want to do a gauge swatch because I was so anxious to get started on those cables. Well, I’m pretty sure you know where this is going. Later last night, after working a couple of rows of the cable pattern (very easy, by the way), the rule follower in me took over. The cable pattern is beautiful, the yarn is so soft and the cables show up so nicely, but what if it doesn’t fit! So, I’ve come to my senses and I’ll be doing a gauge swatch later today. Then, I’ll get back to those beautiful cables with the certainty that I’m using the right size needle.
So, there you have it, we’re off and knitting! It’s not too late to join us. If you are in our area, the Coastal Knits trunk show will be in the shop only one more day, this Wednesday if you’d like to see it. Or, you can see the patterns at www.coastalknits.com.
Please join in the conversation and let us know how your project is coming along. If you hit a snag, we hope to be able to help. Or if you just need a little encouragement, you’re sure to get it here.
I’ll be back in a couple of days with a progress report and our KAL schedule. Don’t let “schedule” scare you, I promise it’ll be very generous.
Happy knitting, can’t wait to hear from you!