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We are knitting the Ambershore Shawl together until Jan 28th. Sign up anytime!
A knit-along is an intentional community knitting event where we all knit the same thing within a shared timeline. This free Everlea Yarn Knit-Along includes video instruction from me on all the different techniques employed in the Ambershore Shawl, as well as live Knit Nights, live check-ins and prizes!
Who is this Knit-Along for?
The Ambershore Shawl is actually a fairly simple knit and a perfect first colourwork project, which only employs two colours at a time. So, if you're at least a seasoned beginner knitter and are excited to take on a fingering-weight shawl (believe me, you won't knit a shawl in any other weight again), then this knit-along is for you - and I'm here for support!
We knit together until January 17th. Sign up anytime!
You will have the opportunity to meet with me and your fellow Ambershore Knitters online at least four times over two months, as well as have access to how-to videos from me along the way. If you'd rather not attend the live events, no problem!
The Live Events
- December 13th 5pm pacific // Knit Night. There will be a door-prize!
- January dates TBA
You will get email notifications with links when the following tutorials are published to Youtube
How to cast-on and set up your stitch markers
How to knit colourwork on the right side
- How to knit colourwork on the wrong side
How to Knit Bobbles
Stay tuned for the January dates. The Knit-Along will end somewhere on the week of January 17th.
What do you need?
You will need:
Three 115g skeins of fingering weight yarn (400 yards each) in three colourways, ideally a light, medium and dark colour, respectively. I've put together some perfect sets for you HERE. A shop update with more sets will be up on Friday December 3rd.
Two sets of 36" long circular knitting needles, one 3mm (2.5 US) and one 3.5mm (4 US)
One crochet hook, size 2mm.
Buy the pattern on Ravelry HERE. If you do not have a Ravelry account I can assist you in buying the pattern. Just email me at ~janna (at) everleayarn.ca~
What are the rules?
The only rule is that you must cast on an Ambershore Shawl somewhere within the Knit-Along timeline.
Here are some answers to the FAQs
To be eligible for prizes sign up for the Knit Along HERE.
There will be a draw prize for the people who complete the shawl, but is it not important that you finish it.
The Knit Nights (one in Dec, one in Jan) will have door prizes for anyone who shows up and is knitting an Ambershore shawl at any stage of progress.
You do not need to show up to any of the live events to be eligible for final prizes.
You do not need to be knitting in Everlea Yarn to take part in the Knit-Along, but those of you who do will get extra points toward final prizes.
You guessed it, Everlea Yarn! Plus, some other fun knitting accessories like Yarn Boler pom poms and my favourite knitting needles. Prizes are distributed to attendees of live online events as well as at the end of the knit-along.
You will have the opportunity submit entries to win prizes in the following ways
- Join the mailing list and cast on an Ambershore Shawl (five entries)
- Share your progress on social media, as many times/entries as you like. One share per day (two entries per share)
- Knit your Ambershore Shawl with Everlea Yarn (five entries)
- Visit the Facebook group (one entry)
- Finish your Ambershore Shawl (five entries)
How do I sign up?
To be eligible for prizes sign up for our Ambershore Knit-Along newsletter HERE. Once the Knit-Along begins you can begin submitting your prize entries using the raffle widget below.