Social Stitches Open Table

Although we often have times where folks come in, sit, and work on projects, it’s always nice to have a dedicated time where you know people are gathering.

 

Join us for this open stitch time.  All yarny crafts welcome! Bring in your knitting, crochet, spinning, whatever makes you happy!

Knit A Long KAL Firefly Wrap

Join us as we knit together to make this adorable summer wrap.  Knit A Longs participation is free. Kits are available with pattern and yarn at a discounted rate for those participating.

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Loki’s Leash Knitting Pattern

Make this simple dog leash with two double point needles and a super bulky weight yarn.

Loki’s Leash

The leash is made with an I-Cord. You will NOT be turning your work like you would during flat knitting.  Instead, at end of each row, slide stitches from left hand side of double point needle to right hand side, With the other double point needle, knit stitches like normal. This is a way of knitting in the round.

Fun Fact: the I in I CORD stands for idiot because it’s that simple! 

Materials:

Bulky Weight Yarn

Two size 11 Double Point Needles

Gauge: Not important

TO MAKE:

Cast On 3 stitches onto a double point needle

Knitting an Icord
Slide cast on stitches from left side of needle to right (your working yarn will be in the back on the left hand side of your stitches)

Knit the first stitch on needle with your working yarn. Knit across row.

Icord Knitting Free PatternSlide stitches again from left side of needle to right.

Repeat until your i-cord measures 64 inches

Bind off stitches

Cut working yarn leaving apx 10 inches of yarn

FINISHING:

To create handle measure 14 inches from top of rope. Attach tip of rope using remaining tail at the 14 inch mark.  Weave tail through rope until it securely makes a sealed loop.

Attaching the handle icord leash free knitting pattern
Attach dog leash clasp on other end.

Dog Leash Clasp free knitting pattern

We’d love to see your leashes! Please share your creations with us on Facebook or Ravelry.

Make a Leash Dog Leash Free Knitting Pattern I-Cord Pattern

 

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Joji Starting Point Mystery Wrap

Join The Twisted Purl as we embark upon a Mystery Wrap journey with Joji Locatelli.

The clues for the knit along will be revealed:

clue 1 – May 12

clue 2 – May 19

clue 3 – May 26

clue 4 – June 2

clue 5 – June 9

We’ll have open knitting the days of the clue reveals so be sure to pop on by to knit and chat.

Here’s some information about the mystery knit along from Joji’s Ravelry Page:

Starting Point

Joji Mystery Wrap
BEFORE BEGINNING

Please read before signing up! ❤️

Welcome to another rare mystery knit-along adventure with Joji. In the quest to knit this beautiful wrap (stole), we will have fun unveiling each clue while playing with color and texture.

I wouldn’t want to make any knitter disappointed with the finished outcome, but the point of a Mystery Knit Along is not knowing what you’ll be making, there’s always that risk…

Therefore, here are some facts about the wrap that will help you decide if you will like to embark on this project:

  • The shape is a true rectangle. This wrap can be worn as a wrap, blanket scarf or even as a blanket.
  • Approx. measurements are 26½ x 72” (66 x 180 cm) blocked.
  • It has a graphic look, but it is still classic.
  • You will need yarn in 5 colors and you will use up a lot of your yarn, so you need full skeins.
  • The total approx. yardage is 1700 yards (1555 m). It is a BIG wrap. Please be aware of this.

There will be 5 different clues, spread out over 5 weeks.

  • It is good for all levels. There will be TV knitting and more engaged knitting. You will sure have fun.
  • There is no brioche involved. There are no short rows either.
  • There is a little bit of simple lace, about 10% of the total project.
  • There is a lot of garter stitch.

The cost of the pattern is $4.00 and can be purchased through Ravelry. 
Yarn can be purchased in our shop. We even have several color kits put together if you are feeling a bit overwhelmed!

You will need yarn in 5 colors in fingering weight and you will use
up a lot of your yarn, so you do need full skeins.
– The total approx. yardage is 1700 yards (1555 m). It is a BIG wrap folks.

 

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World Wide Knit in Public Day 2011

Yarn by The Twisted Purl: Get out and Knit

Yarn by The Twisted Purl: Get out and Knit

This Saturday is World Wide Knit in Public Day.  It’s time to pack up some yarn, get your knitting needles ready, and get out and knit.

The event originally started back on June 11th, 2005 by Danielle Landes.  She thought it would be a great way to bring the Knitting Community together.  The first year, there was only about 20 events, world wide.  This has grown by leaps and bounds each year, with there being 800 events in 2008 and more and more added every year.

If you are interested in finding out about an event in your area, please go to http://www.wwkipday.com/find_kip.htm Also, more information can be found about the annual event by clicking here.

Unfortunately, there are no events planned for my state!  🙁  On the 11th, I will be heading to the Traveler’s Baseball game to take in some baseball and knit in public.  If you are in the Little Rock area, JOIN ME!!!  Next year, I plan on hosting an event in Conway, Arkansas so everyone in the area will be encouraged to get out and get their knit on.

Enjoy the day and let’s show the world knitting isn’t just for grandmas anymore!  If you are looking for some yarn that is as unique as you are, please Follow us on Facebook to see all the new handspun yarn before it is listed for sale online.  Happy Knitting!