You asked for it and you got it--in October, we're kicking off our next
Knit Along/Crochet Along.
By popular demand, we're doing socks!
Here are the patterns. You can choose either knit or crochet.
What You’ll Need
We’re using the patterns pictured above. If you are on our email list, you’ll be receiving the patterns soon, and they're also on Ravelry. If you do not have access to a printer or you are not on our email list, please email [masked] and simply tell us (1) whether you want the knit or crochet pattern, or both; and (2) if you want them as email attachments or via postal mail.
Here's a tip for how much yarn you need:
Adult S-M-L (foot length 9 ½ - 10 ½ - 11 ½) = 325 – 425 – 525 yards
– Double Pointed Needles (DPNs), set of 5 OR
– Two Circular Needles, 16” or longer OR
– One Circular Needle, 32” or longer
A rule of thumb for socks is to knit them in a tight gauge, so they last longer. For long-lasting wear, choose yarn with about 25% nylon or other synthetic content. Non-plant/non-animal fibers help the sock to both resist wear and stretch. Two good, reasonably priced yarns with interesting patterns are Opal and Regia.*
Opal can be viewed here (http://www.unicornbooks.com/opal.asp).
Regia can be viewed here (http://us.schachenmayr.com/regia)
*The Brooklyn Knit & Crochet Guild does not represent these companies or profit from the
sale of their yarns. They are simply yarns that some of our Guild members recommend. As you know, there are many, many wonderful yarns to choose from!
Are You a Sock Newbie?
If you’ve turned more heels than street corners, hats (socks?) off to you! If stitching socks is new to you, several of our members can help you in either the knit crochet pattern
and with whatever needle method you choose. We'll have small teaching tables at our K/CAL kickoff on October 27th, and you'll also be able to post questions on our Ravelry Sock K/CAL page discussion board.
~Go to Ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com/) and join the Sock K/CAL discussion board.
Ravelry membership is necessary to access our board. Membership is free.
~Before our October meeting, please have one (1) leg done to just before the heel flap. For the knit pattern: 7 - 7".5, and for the crochet pattern: 5.5"
Check for our Facebook Sock K/CAL page soon.
1. The official start date of our Sock K/CAL is October 27, 2013.
2. Current, paid membership in the Guild is required to be eligible for the raffle.
3. Join the Brooklyn Knit & Crochet group on Ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com), which is free.
4. When you have completed your socks, post ONE (1) photo only of your FO. Post it on the BKCG Ravelry Message Board, in the Sock KAL/CAL Discussion Thread.
**Be sure to tag your photo “BKCG,” so we can identify your finished socks.**
5. When you post your photo, you are assigned a number. That is your raffle number. The raffle prize will be chosen randomly.
6. Post your photo before midnight on December 14.
Membership Renewal/New Members
Anyone can participate in Sock Knit-Along or Crochet-Along, but each stitcher must be a member of the Brooklyn Knit & Crochet Guild to be eligible for a raffle prize.
Cost of Annual Membership: $25.
How to Pay
Make the check out to "Brooklyn Knit & Crochet Guild” and send to:
Ellen Halliday, Treasurer
Brooklyn Knit & Crochet Guild
1561 Coleman Street
Brooklyn, New York[masked]
If you include your return address, Ellen will mail a receipt to you. Otherwise, you will receive your receipt at the October meeting.
2. Bring a check to the October 27 meeting at the library.
Any Questions? Just ask! We’ll be happy to reply within 48 hours.
---------> Remember, the new October Meeting Date is October 27th.
*****The BKCG "Stitch What You Like" Reminder*****
You never have to work on a particular project to come to a meeting, unless it is a prepaid workshop. If socks are not your thing, bring your project and enjoy stitching in the company of fiber friends.
See you soon!
www.ravelry.com (http://www.ravelry.com/) (Type "Brooklyn Knit & Crochet Guild" in "Groups")