Welcome to a new year, and another fun KAL, complete with in-person meetings - details below!!
Hi all, Tracy here! (owner at Handknit). My inspiration for this KAL is a personal one. This winter's KAL start date happens to fall on the first day of the Lunar New Year, and as a person of Asian heritage, I'd really love to celebrate Asian knitwear designers - there are so many good ones - and I'd love for you to join me by knitting (or crocheting) a garment or shawl by an Asian knitwear designer.
We've created a Ravelry bundle featuring some well known Asian designers, and each one has an impressive portfolio of designs. Please check out each designer's patterns, we just know you'll find a project that's right for you. Please keep in mind the definition of 'Asian' is inclusive and broad, and applies to people who come from, or whose ancestors come from, a wide range of countries- from China and Japan, to as far west as India, Iran and Saudi Arabia, so we are sure you will have a lot of patterns to choose from. That being said, our list is by no means a comprehensive list, so if you know of an amazing Asian designer, please let us know and we'll add to our list! You can of course choose your own pattern, even a shawl if you prefer, as long as it's a minimum of 800yards.
*Please read through your pattern carefully before casting on. You should be able to understand your pattern and be able to do the skills required on your own. If you need help with your pattern you can book a private lesson (Saturdays) for $30 per half hour.
Here's our Top Picks to cast on:Kinsan by Kiyomi and Sachiko Burgin
If you need some inspiration, take a look at our Ravelry Bundle!
You can submit your project to us by email, Instagram DM or Facebook Message. If you've been sharing on our Ravelry Forum, please make sure to submit your project email, Instagram DM or Facebook Message as well.
2. Email us a photo of your finished project to firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember to tag and share your progress on Instagram or Ravelry during the knitalong - sharing is a big part of the fun!!
We love to repost your progress to our stories to keep everyone motivated.
Thanks for taking part!