Knitalong (KAL), what’s that about?
For those of you wondering what this Knitalong (KAL) thing is all about, read on:
What is a KAL?
Simply put, a knitalong (KAL) is a group of knitters working on individual projects with a common theme (project, pattern, yarn…). At Firefly Fibers, we select the yarn & pattern and test knit a shop sample in advance so all you have to do when we announce the project is choose your color. This last part is easier said than done!
We currently run our knitalongs quarterly (every 3 months) to provide flexibility for participation and completion of your project before the end date. Our goal is to inspire you with a project that is will smoothly transition from WIP to a fabulous FO when you put the time into it.
Why should you participate?
Inspiration and timelines! Knitalongs are a great opportunity to try something new (pattern, yarn, technique) that you might not have otherwise selected.
The second reason is that you are on a timeline to finish – our KAL projects can realistically be completed during the given timeline, even with a busy lifestyle or starting well after our start date.
Yes, sharing! We can all learn a little from each other, so sharing the KAL experience can add some great tips and tricks to your knitting toolkit!
It’s fun to see how the same project works up in other colors! Some knitters get creative and make modifications or discover tricks along the way to enhance the knitting experience. Let’s be inspired and learn from each other!
You are welcome join us at one of our open knitting sessions to work on your project and you can share online via our Ravelry group! Our Ravelry group is great for posting pictures and sharing over long-distances.
Who can participate?
Anyone can participate in our knitalongs! When we announce the project, visit us at the shop for the listed Firefly Fibers supplies and cast on! If our shop isn’t accessible to you or you want to try a different yarn, you can still join the fun, just collect the necessary supplies! Join us at one of our two open knitting sessions to knit with others and remember that everyone can interact in our Ravelry group 24/7.
In-Store Knitalong Appreciation
We appreciate everyone’s participation in our knitalongs and we want to thank YOU just for joining, so…
NEW for our Summer/3rd Quarter 2013 Knitalong:
- When you purchase the listed Firefly Fibers Knitalong supplies at Firefly Fibers during the knitalong timeframe, let us know you are participating in the knitalong and you’ll receive a voucher good for 10% off the listed Firefly Fibers Knitalong supplies on one of the next two knitalongs.
- Yes, we want to thank you with 10% off on future knitalong supplies just for joining!
- THEN, when you finish your knitalong by the finish date, bring it into the shop for an FO photo and you’ll get a SECOND voucher for an additional 10% off on one of the next two knitalongs!
- Yes, that means 20% off supplies on one of our future knitalongs by joining & finishing on time!
If you have any additional questions or comments, please contact us!