Hi all, Please join us for the next Community Knitting meeting on Wednesday, September 13, from 3:00 to 4:30 at the Meadows branch of the Boulder Public Library. The September pattern is mittens (pattern HERE ). We have collected many hats, and they are always welcome, but we could really use some more mittens to give out in December. Diana knitted the sample pictured above, and instead of the bulky weight yarn, she used 2 strands of DK weight. Feel free to play around with combinations of yarns to get something approximating bulky weight (e.g., 3 strands of fingering weight, 1 strand of fingering weight and 1 strand of worsted weight). We do recommend using wool and not acrylic for mittens because it stays warm when wet. It doesn't need to be machine washable - any wool will do. Anything from 9-10.5 double point needles will work for this pattern. If you detest double points, click back to THIS POST from July to get a mitten pattern that's knit flat and seamed. It's
Our next meeting will be Wednesday, August 6 from 3:00 to 4:30 at the Meadows branch of the Boulder Public Library. For August, we have SIX free cowl patterns that you can knit. Pick one or two, or knit them all! They are: 1. Oats by Tin Can Knits 2. Just Try It by Susan Ashcroft 3. Convertible Biking Cowl by Cris Dvic (can be knitted in a solid color, no image) 4. Cable and Seed (Giselle adapted my hat pattern from a few months ago to a cowl) 5. Simple Yet Effective by Tin Can Knits 6. Mistake Rib Cowl by Purl Soho You can go to the links above or pick up a printed copy at the August meeting. All of the patterns use worsted weight yarn, and you should generally be fine with US 7 or 8 (4.5-5 mm) 16 inch circular needles. If you don't have enough of one color, you could colorblock or stripe and use up some leftovers. In addition, we received a large yarn donation from Sister Carmen, so come and stock up for future Community Knitting projects! Hope to see you there.