Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Waltham Knitalong - the basics
Pre-order, order, or buy Knitting Plus. The official publication date is March 1 but I suspect this book will pop up in a local yarn store near you in the coming weeks.
I might also consider Cascade 220 Sport, Wool of the Andes Sport, Valley Yarns Northfield, or Classic Elite Moorland. But again, there are many, many more. The most important thing is that you can meet the gauge requirement, but you already know that. The gauge requirement is not terribly helpful without the pattern but here it is anyway: 24 stitches and 26 rows = 2 inches in rib pattern.
In terms of yardage, you'll need 1500-2400 yards depending on your size; sizes range from 40¼, 44¼, 48¼, 52¼, 56¼, 60¼ inch finished bust size. I'll be making mine larger than the pattern calls for in the hips. If you need to make alterations to fit you, let me know and we'll figure it out your needed modifications.
By the way, Kathy Zimmerman would be happy to sell you the book - she'll even autograph it for you! - and yarn. She should be able to get you anything you need other than Knit Picks yarn (you'd have to buy that directly from Knit Picks). Call Kathy's Kreations at 724-238-9320 to order.
Get ready to knit! We'll start the KAL in the middle of March; stay tuned for more details. BTW, you will knit at your own pace. This isn't a marathon or a competition. It's just a supportive trek into the knitting wilderness where everyone is promised to come back alive. :-)
Let me know. If you'd like to participate, please leave a comment here or contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to this, intrepid knitting gal pals!