All in Knit-Alongs

A Few Words From.....Dawn Henderson!

The Retreat Shawl, worked in the Nutmeg Fibers Retreat base, was my very first shawl design, and (for me at least), it was a doozy! I’d never really thought of myself as much of a shawl knitter, or a shawl wearer for that matter. I loved the idea of shawls and have knit (and frogged) a few, but they’re certainly not a go-to knit for me. My lack of shawl confidence was made very apparent with this project! 

Summer Shawl KAL Begins!

So!!! Here we are, at the beginning of June, lots and lots of KALs to join in on. I hope that lots of you are joining in with us here and making yourself a lovely lovely shawl this summer!

Pattern Picking: Retreat Shawl by Dawn Henderson

So, I’m gonna make something that’s been in my queue since this debuted back in early Spring/late winter. I mentioned it in the last blog post! It’s Dawn Henderson’s Retreat Shawl!

Oldies KAL - Last Week!

So, we’ve reached the end of our KAL! I hope that you’ve all had fun! We've given out over $500 in prizes to some lucky winners in our event (with 3 more to be awarded today as well!), and seen loads of really beautiful pictures of Rie’s pattern from all over this wide world. One of my FAVORITE things about knitting

Oldies KAL Week 4....and 5!

Hello all!!! I’m so sorry that this is a week behind, so I decided to just join week 4 & 5’s post together. I got an unexpected opportunity to participate in a local fiber festival last weekend, so it threw my weekly schedule off a bit. Thanks for your patience!!

Too many WIPS and 3 Prize Winners!

So, how’s it going everyone?! Did you get through the stockinette body section? I have to admit…I’m not finished with it yet myself! OMG! Life got busy, as it does sometimes, so I wasn’t able to knit as much as I hope to. However, I’m only 2 cm away, so I’m hoping to finish it today and jump on into our next section. I’m gonna work my fingers off this weekend to catch up. Like I’ve said before, the goals I’ve been setting for the KAL are loose goals, but it’s ok to go as slowly as you need to.

Work That Body...aka Stockinette Section

Hello all! How’s your sweater coming along? I’ve moved on from joining the front and back hems and am about 4-5cm away from being done with my stockinette section. I often find that when I get to a large section of stockinette, my knitting pace slows down quite a bit when it’s being worked in the round.

Oldies KAL - Coming Soon!

I am so excited for this event to get rolling here, especially during October! Knitting season is full on here in the Northern Hemisphere, and our queues are getting full.

Rie Vive, a designer from Kochi, Japan, has created a timeless, cozy, fun knit out of our Retreat base here at Nutmeg Fibers. I was so honored that she was interested in working with our yarn when I reached out to her, and the pattern she came up with is something that you’ll want to wear this year or ten years from now.