Saturday, January 14, 2012

Yarn Along

Announcing! The first everrrrrr:


What is a yarn along?

Easy. Have you ever heard of a crochet along, or a knit along? Every week, someone posts directions for you to follow. At the end, everyone winds up with a completed project!

This one's slightly different: you can do this one as knit OR crochet. I've got it designed so it'll work both ways. Actually, you could likely weave it or do macrame just as well ... huh. I'd probably stay away from those huge hoop knitter things, but other then that, so long as you're using yarn, we're cool.

I'll make each step small, so don't worry about getting too far behind. It'll easily be completable in a week for someone who's got a full time job or goes to school or takes care of kids.

As we go along, tweet or mail me your progress so I can post it. Or, link me to a photo in the comments.

I'm keeping the results of what we're making a secret, but rest assured, it's an oft-requested Bean Stalk pattern! You'll love it, I promise.

I accidentally posted before I was ready (duh) a discussion of materials you need here, so check it out.


  1. I'm prolly gonna do this rong, but I found a thinnish yarn and the smallest needles I'm capable of using.

    1. It's going to be hard to mess up, I promise. Do you need any help?

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    1. This is the best news, thank you!

  3. I'm in! How much yarn do we need? I'm hoping I can use some leftovers instead of buying new skeins.

    1. Not much. You can probably get it done in one newish skein or two half-used (or tiny) skeins.

      Or just go crazy and make stripes.

    2. I have some leftover Knitpicks Gloss that should do nicely.