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2 sweaters completed!

Lori has completed 2 sweaters for the refugee project. Both sweaters were made with with Encore Chunky. The first is the Bulky Baby Pullover from Knitting Pure & Simple (knit in the round): The second is Roxana Designs Easy Side-to-Side Pullover: These are great! Thank you, Lori. Please send photos of finished items for Community Knitting to so I can share them here. I can't wait to see what you're making. 

Correction on child sweater pattern

Roxana sent me a correction for the neck shaping on the smallest size of her child's sweater pattern. Please take a look.  Front Neck Shaping Row1. (RS)K71, Bind Off 20, K71,. Row 2. (WS) K4, P67, join 2nd yarn, P67, K4. Working both sides at the same time: Row 3. (RS) Knit to last 2 stitches, K2 TOG, (with 2nd yarn) SSK, Knit remaining stitches. Row 4. (WS) K4, P46, K20. (2nd yarn) K20, P46, K4.,  Row 5.( RS) Knit to last 2 stitches, K2 TOG. (2nd yarn) SSK, Knit remaining stitches. Row 6. (WS) K4, P46, K19. (2nd yarn) K19, P46, K4. Row 7.(RS)) Knit to 2 last stitches, K2 TOG. (2nd yarn) SSK, Knit remaining stitches. Row 8, (WS) K4, P46, K18. (2nd yarn) SSK, K18, 46, K4. Place 68 stitches on a holder for the Left Sleeve and Shoulder. Place remaining stitches on another holder for Right Shoulder and Sleeve.

A stripey sweater for the refugee project

Hi everyone, Roxana knit the sample pictured above with a self striping yarn, though she says the pattern is good for oddball knitting. And of course you can do a solid color if you like. She says that any questions about the pattern can be sent to, and please put "sweater" in the title so that she knows it's not spam.  When you finish a sweater for the refugee project (using this pattern or another one), please snap a photo and send it to me at so I can post it here and share it with the group. Please feel free to send me photos of hats too! Put "Boulder community knitting" in the title so I know it's not spam. Sending you all good vibes to stay healthy and safe. I'm looking forward to the time when we can all meet again in person. Until then, please use this online space as a way to connect.

Child's sweater pattern for the 2020 refugee project

Hi all, If you didn't already, read the last post ( Special project: knitting for refugee children ) to have context for what I'm talking about. While we are all homebound, let's knit some sweaters for a good cause! Roxana has shared her Easy Striped Pullover pattern. She has provided this as a good beginner sweater pattern, but you are also welcome to choose your own favorite sweater pattern. Any sweater that fits between a 4 and an 8 year old will work. For Roxana's pattern, choose one of the two smaller sizes. You can use any worsted weight yarn you like. Roxana's pattern uses a specific stripe pattern, but you can knit it in a solid color or change up the striping as you like. Stay tuned for a post sometime in the next couple of days with some modification notes from Roxana and a photo of a solid color version of this sweater. To get the pattern pdf,  CLICK HERE . Happy knitting! I can't wait to see all the beautiful sweaters.

Special project: knitting for refugee children

Hi knitters, I hope you are all staying healthy and relatively sane in this unusual and scary situation we find ourselves in. Are you stuck at home with some extra yarn and extra knitting time? Eleni brings us a special project from her mother's knitting group in Wales. They are knitting sweaters (or jumpers as they say in the UK) for refugee children in Europe. Roxana is generously donating one of her patterns for us to use for free, and I will post it here along with a photo of a sample next week. It will take a little more than 600 yards of worsted weight yarn, so go dive into your stash and see what you can come up with. Here is some information about the project, from Stiwdio 3 , the yarn shop in Cardigan, Wales that is organizing it: From the home of the giant Cardigan cardigan, we are reaching out to our incredible community and setting a challenge to produce 2020 children’s jumpers or cardigans for refugee children throughout Europe.  The inspiration for the project

March meeting canceled / Ways to connect

Hi everyone, After careful consideration, we decided to cancel our March meeting (next week). Many people in our group are at higher risk (over 60, other health issues), and we don't want to put anyone in danger. We are following the lead of schools, public buildings, churches, workplaces, and other gatherings in social distancing. This will give our healthcare workers their best chance to fight the Coronavirus and reduce its impact. We will reschedule our bears meeting, possibly in April, depending on how the situation is shaping up. But for now, let's find other ways to continue our sense of community and connectedness. I'm exploring several things but first I thought I'd share with you a few free hat patterns that you can try. I will give links, but if you can't access them for some reason, just leave a comment below, and I will connect with you to get you either a printable PDF or if need be, I can print and mail you a copy. In addition - let's use the

March meeting: bears!

Are you ready to make a bear? Our next meeting will be Tuesday, March 17 from 6:30-8:30 PM, at Shuttles, Spindles, and Skeins. This will be the last meeting at Shuttles, as they are closing at the end of the month. Please note that we will be starting half an hour early to have some extra time to learn the special techniques in the pattern. And Roxana will be there to help us learn this beloved pattern!  Please bring: 1 ounce of worsted weight acrylic or acrylic-blend yarn Double point needles in size 5, 6, or 7 A stitch marker A yarn needle Helpful: a row counter The printed pattern will be available at the meeting. We are not posting patterns online. Please note that our meeting time and place will change starting in April. You can find our 2020 schedule in this post . Hope to see you there!