We're excited about our new Knitalong featuring the Mokum Cowl by Mieka John of Salt & Stone Knits!
The Mokum Cowl is part KAL and part skill-building with live Zoom sessions and tips along the way and we'd love to have you join us!
You'll need to know how to knit in the round and experience with colorwork is helpful, but if you're ready to dive in, go for it!
The techniques that we'll be sharing via Zoom and other online resources are:
•Crochet provisional cast on to create a folded hem.
•Colorwork tips and tricks - including catching floats and carrying floats across the front of your work.
•Picking up stitches in reverse stockinette and kitchener stitch to bind off and finish your cowl.
The yarn, you ask?
In choosing a yarn for Mokum, we wanted something 'next-to-the-skin' soft and a beautiful array of colors, and Julie's Melange n.1 is perfect.
We chose Brownstone for the main color and Natural Gris for the contrast, but there are so many combinations and we can't wait to see yours!
Mokum Cowl by Mieka John - available on Ravelry
| Cast On Date :: Tuesday, October 12th |
| Finish Date :: Tuesday, November 2nd (or a few days later) |
| LIVE Zoom Dates :: Tuesdays 7-7:30pm - Oct 12th & 19th and Nov 2nd |
| Firefly Fibers Supplies | 3 skeins Melange by Julie Asselin
(2 skeins MC & 1 skein CC)*
When you purchase 3 skeins of Melange for Mokum, just add the Mokum Cowl Knitalong option here in our online shop to your cart and a coupon will be automatically applied to discount the KAL add-on to free when you checkout.
Then... you'll receive an invite within 72 hours to join our Mighty Networks group where we'll be hosting the KAL with live Zoom sessions, plenty of tips and talk and yarny goodness along the way!
*If you want to use stash or different yarn, you can still knit along, socialize, and build your skills by purchasing the KAL option separately for $15 and you'll be invited to join the group!
Either way, we'd love to have you join us!
Please note... this is a virtual only event. We'd love to help you shop for colors in person at our brick-and-mortar shop, but we're not yet able to host in-person KAL knitting time or over-the-counter project assistance due to COVID-19.
"I love a moebius cowl as it is perfect for when you don’t want to have to weave in lots of ends from colorwork! Not to mention - it happens to be my favorite style of cowl to wear - double win!
Andrea's pattern includes everything you need, including a detailed overview of the design construction, easy to follow charts for the colorwork, video tutorials for the provisional cast on and kitchener stitch with illustrations showing how to join your finished cowl.
The yarn, you ask? The announcement for this Knitalong has been waiting for our restock of Julie's Melange N.1 as her new Yak blend is a great fit and we're excited to share that we currently have all colors in stock, and 2 new Melange colors for you!
We're happy to help select your perfect color combination via email (we love sending photos) or you can schedule a Virtual Shopping Appointment via Zoom and we can pick out colors together!
| Cast On Date :: Friday, Aug 14th |
| Finish Date :: Friday, September 25th |
| Firefly Fibers Supplies | DK - Worsted weight yarn of your choice in 4 colors (minimum of 125yds/color). If you’ve previously purchased yarn from the shop and want to use that to knit along, we’d love to have you join us!
We'll also be doing a couple gift card giveaways on Instagram, so if you'd like to get in on that fun, stay tuned!
Firefly Fibers is joining Brooklyn Tweed's Winter of Colorwork Knitalong and we hope you'll join the fun, too!
WINTER OF COLORWORK BLOG SCHEDULE
January 9 — Selecting Colors for Stranded Colorwork Knitting
January 16 — Pattern Selection, Fit and Swatching with Your Colors
January 23 — Cast-On and Knitting Pascal: Beginning the Sleeves
January 30 — Knitting Pascal: Beginning the Body
February 6 — Knitting Pascal: Joining the Sleeves to the Body
February 13 — Knitting Pascal: Steeking
February 20 — Knitting Pascal: Finishing
February 27 — Winter of Colorwork KAL Wrap-Up*
What do you need to do to participate in the KAL with us here at the shop?
Knit a colorwork project in Brooklyn Tweed yarn that was purchased from Firefly Fibers.Of course you can get shiny new yarn the Knitalong, but you're welcome to use previously purchased BT yarn from the shop for your colorwork project - just let us know when you purchase yarn that it's for the Knitalong or send us an email with the yarn you you'll be using from a previous purchase.
The pattern can be from Brooklyn Tweed or another designer, the project type is up to you, as long as it's colorwork and in BT yarn, it counts!
To participate online, follow along in the Brooklyn Tweed Fan Club Ravelry Group. The Brooklyn Tweed team is there for you to ask questions and it's a great place to share and learn, and see what the other knitters are working on. The Winter of Colorwork Pre-Chatter Thread is full of inspiration and resources from the the BT team and you're sure to find a project and amazing color advice there.
We're also available at the shop to help you pick a final project help with color selection - we stock Brooklyn Tweed yarns in all bases and colors and we're happy to put combinations together for you in person or via email! We will have more yarn coming before the cast on date of January 23rd, so just check with us if the color you want is low or out of stock and we can confirm if it will be available.
Are you local and want to socialize and knit on your project at the shop?
In addition to our regular Open Knitting, we'll be hosting a Knitalong event during the KAL (date coming soon) and we'll also be adding a steeking session to the Winter Class Schedule (date also coming soon) and our KAL participants will have first chance to register for that.
How do I choose a project?
Visit the Brooklyn Tweed Ravelry Group for inspiration - some of our favorite BT team members have great suggestions for you and they're happy to help with color choices. Of course, we're here at the shop for all of this too, but this is a great chance to get input directly from the folks at Brooklyn Tweed!
JODI by Joji in LEIZU DK by Julie Asselin
Happy JODI Knitting!
For our Winter Knitalong, we're going classic with an Icelandic colorwork sweater in Léttlopi and YOU get to choose your pattern (yup, it's true, it's your choice)!
Cast On :: February 1st
Bind Off :: March 24th
Firefly Fibers Supplies :: Léttlopi in quantity needed for your sweater
Want to know more about the yarn? Léttlopi is a classic Icelandic aran weight single yarn that's perfect for Lopapeysa (traditional Iceland colorwork sweaters) - the loosely twisted construction produces garments that are lightweight and comfortable to wear indoors or outdoors (protects beautifully from the elements), yet it's a hardwearing yarn for sweaters and accessories that will last while keeping you toasty warm.
We have plenty of Léttlopi in stock at the shop and we're working hard to keep the orders coming in and our shelves full for you!
Berroco, the US distributor for Lopi, is also hosting a Lopi KAL and they have some fabulous blog posts to inspire, help you get ready, along with great sweater knitting tips. You can find all of their blog posts here and you'll definitely want to read the KAL Annoucement: Knit a Lopi Sweater with Us because it's full of Lopi sweater inspiration!
Would you like to join the Lopi-Along fun? Pick out your sweater, get your yarn (let us know you're joining in so you'll get the incentives on a future KAL) and get ready to cast on!
Need a little help along the way? Check out our Lopi Sweater-Along Lab where you'll have 4 - 2 hour sessions that are part help and part social knitting at the shop during the KAL.
Wait, I'm not local? That's ok. You'll still be eligible for our KAL incentives and can join the fun in our Ravelry group or in the Berroco group for the knitalong.
Knitalong Incentives? See the details here, but in short... choose your pattern, purchase Lopi for your sweater (just let us know at the shop or leave us a note when you're checking out online), and you'll be eligible for an incentive on the next KAL. AND... if you post a photo of your FO Lopi Sweater in our Ravelry KAL group thread (by the end date), you'll be entered for a chance to win $25 of Firefly Fibers store credit!
We hope you'll knit along with us and fall in love with Lopi!
BROOKLYN TWEED COWLS
Photo credit I Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed
Happy Brooklyn Tweed Cowl Knitting!
SUMMER FLING by Espace Tricot | SPARROW by Quince & Co