Thursday, June 8, 2017

Knitalong at The Fiber Gallery: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern

Rosencrantz, by Noriko Ho // Guildenstern, by Cory Ellen Boberg

Every year, The Fiber Gallery participates in our local Puget Sound LYS Tour, and this year, my friend and coworker Noriko & I decided to team up and create not one, but two patterns in celebration of the Tour!

Noriko's Rosencrantz design uses two strands of yarn and 3 colors to create a cool, marled effect, while my Guildenstern design uses two-row stripes and 4 colors to create a color-shifting stripe sequence. They both feature Queensland Collection United, a wool/cotton blend, and have easy finishing for speedy knitting and wearability.

We've gotten such great feedback about these two designs that we decided to host a little Knitalong at the shop, starting this Sunday and meeting once a month this summer!

I've already knit two Guildensterns in super different colorways, and I hope that KAL will be a chance for folks to play with color, share their awesome projects, and get some fiber community love (and prizes!) for participating. 
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Wanna join us?

Come to any or all of the following sessions with your Rosencrantz or Guildenstern project (OR BOTH :D), and Noriko & I will be there with snacks, prizes, and our fab selves to answer any questions you might have! 

KickoffSunday, June 11, 3-5 pm. (Yep, that's this Sunday!!)

Support Session - Sunday, July 23, 3-5 pm.

Finale Party - Sunday, August 20, 3-5 pm.

Need the pattern?

Didn't get a chance to pick up the pattern during the tour? An eBook of both patterns is available on Ravelry at a special price until August 21, 2017, after which you'll be able to buy each pattern individually.

Have questions?

Contact us at the shop, or boop on over to Noriko's and my new Ravelry group, Nori & Cory!

It should be super fun - I hope to see you there, friends!


Janet said...

Should I buy the yarn and pattern before Sunday, or get them that day? What size needles to bring? Thanks!

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

Oh, sweet! I love your Guildenstern. Great job!

Cory Ellen Boberg said...

Hi Janet, so glad you'll be joining us! If you have access to a computer & printer at home, I'd recommend purchasing the eBook beforehand and printing it out to bring with you. However, we can also sell & print you a copy if needed.

As far as needles, I recommend:
Size US 3 US (3.25 mm) 32" circular
Size US 6 US (4 mm) 24-32" circular

OR the size to get about 6 stitches to the inch on the larger needle. (The smaller size is for nice neat garter edging, the larger for the body fabric.)

You're welcome to purchase yarn the day of, if you'd like input on what colors to put together. OR if you want to cast on at the party on Sunday, I'd recommend buying your yarn early and swatching so you can jump right in!

And if you run into any other questions before you get started, I'm always happy to chat about them on Sunday! :)