Vanessa antiopa Knit Along

I’ll be having knit alongs for each of the pattern pairs in The Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet, Volume II.  We’re starting this month with the two patterns inspired by the Vanessa antiopa print (you can click on the print to see it bigger, it really is quite lovely).

That’s these charming yellow socks:

And this amazingly versatile purple cowl.

If you’d like to join in, swing on by the ravelry thread and get knitting.  This is pretty laid back for a knit along (too many rules make my head hurt).  The general idea is cast on any time now…knit…post a picture showing your finished project by the end of July (each installment of the KAL runs for two months, so you’ve got plenty of time).  And, if you want to chat (pick yarns, ask questions, show off progress pics, whatever), I’d love it.  We’re a friendly bunch!

Best of all, the charming folks at Lorna’s Laces are sponsoring this installment.  I used their yarns for these projects (Solemate for the socks and Lion & Lamb for the cowl) and couldn’t love it more.  They’re providing a prize for the winner (randomly drawn from among the finishers).  I can’t tell you just what yet, because I get to visit with them at TNNA and pick something out (which should be great fun).  I’m confident it will be amazing though!

We’ll be doing a new installment of the knit along every month (and each one will run for two months), and we’ll work our way through the book in order.  As each pair of patterns comes up for the knit along, the individual patterns will become available to purchase (so if you love one of the patterns but don’t want the whole book, there’s a way for you to get it).  I hope you’ll join us!