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A weekly email about knitting, because that is literally ALL I talk about. I share knitting tips, tricks, patterns and extras. V knit letter V subscribers get first looks and sneak peaks into the magic.

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Knitting Quest

Who: If you are curious about knitting, this is for you.

What: Learn 2 basic parts of knitting

  1. Casting On

  2. the Knit stitch

Where: virtual, anywhere with wifi

When: the Knitting Quest takes about 20 minutes.

How Much: FREE

Why: For fun, try and see.

This is the smallest-possible-little-taste of knitting. In a 20 minute quest you get a good feel for knitting. I think of the Knitting Quest like a small plate or amuse-bouche (a small bite). You get a taste without the commitment of an entrée.

This is for you if

  • knitting is on your radar and want to try.

  • you've thought about knitting for a while and you don't know where to start.

  • maybe your Grandma or Aunt knit, and you didn't get (or want) to learn.

This Knitting Quest is a learning experience for someone who wants to try. Or maybe you learned as a young child and want to try again. Either way, we are so happy you are curious. There is no pressure love knitting, let's try and see what happens.

There are only two things you need to to get started.

  • a pair of needles (size US 8/5 mm)

  • some yarn (1 skein of a medium weight worsted yarn).

The Knitting Quest is taught in a clear way. Knitting uses 2 needles and both hands. The Knitting Quest includes instruction and demonstration for right AND left handed knitters.

Usually knitting is taught one-on-one, with the current social distancing suggestions, we can’t really get together in person. The learning landscape is different, let's make technology work for us.

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Spring Fling Knit-A-Long: Hat & Cables

B.Y.O.S. (Bring Your Own Supplies). This is a free Knit-A-Long, free pattern.

We knit this project together in May 2021, it's still available if you want to try it out.

Jason's Cashmere Hat is rated an easy project. The hat builds on the 4 fundamentals of knitting; cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch and binding off. If you know the 4 fundamentals, this is a good hat to try. I share the things I do to make hats easier and we learn cables.

Get your pattern Jason's Cashmere Hat by Melissa Thomson.

Refer to the pattern for a full supply list. We knit the hat as written, on 3 different needles. I talk about the extra notions I use and WHY during the knit-a-long. There are written directions and video explanations of each technique.

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