Originally Published November 30, 2015
The Yearlong Knitalong: December!
We are so excited at the response to our Yearlong Knitalong series. December's project couldn't be timed any better. We designed a Lavender Leaf Sachet pattern, perfect for including with all of your handknit gifts. Using lavender to repel clothes moths is an old homemaker's trick. Sachets filled with lavender (and/or laced with its oil) and suspended in your closet or tucked in your drawers are said to protect woolens. They will also leave a pleasant scent behind. We've made kits for everything you'll need to make these adorable little sachets. Not interested in making a sachet? You can still join the Yearlong Knitalong with an afghan block pattern from the Haus of Yarn Block-a-Month Afghan book. Local? Join us in the store on Monday, December 7th at 11am as we kick off December's Yearlong Kniatalong project! We'd love to see your projects! In process or completed...if you're on Instagram, join in anytime with #yearlongknitalong and #hausofyarntn.
As a genuine 'thank you!' for your participation, all materials purchased at Haus of Yarn that relate directly to each month's knitalong will qualify for double stamps on our Haus of Yarn Reward Card. DOUBLE STAMPS! We really do appreciate your participation and want to encourage as many of you to make as many of the monthly projects as possible. Earning double stamps will make it that much easier!
Not local? No worries! Join the Yearlong Knitalong virtually. We'll be creating threads for each Knitalong project in our Ravelry group. Click here to join our group and come knit along with us!
Four Weeks and Counting!
We are featuring two projects this week, both quick-to-knit cowls for those who have made your knit-worthy list!
- Crystalline Cowl (pictured above), knit in Noro's Kureyon Air. A simple slip stitch technique really makes a variegated or self-striping yarn shine. Our sample, in Noro Kureyon AIR will make this project fly off your needles! It's a super-bulky yarn in a single ply that comes in the brilliant self-striping colors everyone loves from Noro. 100% wool assures that any project made with Kureyon AIR will be extra warm, but not too heavy. It's great for last-minute gifts!
- Kismet Cowl (pictured below), knit in Berroco's Chunky Vintage and Tahki's Kismet. This unique reversible stockinette cowl features two sections; one worked in the soft, slightly textured Kismet yarn and the other in a contrasting color of the smooth Chunky Vintage yarn. Kismet is a brushed alpaca-blend yarn that creates lighter-than-air fabrics and is offered in a rich palette of heathered, jewel-tone shades. It paired beautifully with the palette from Vintage Chunky. This pattern is available exclusively in-store, free with yarn purchase.
A Note from Christina, Organizer of Threads of Kindness: