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Northbound KAL, Session 1

We are thrilled to be working with Annie Haas of This.Bird.Knits.Designs. Starting Saturday, July 16, we will be knitting Northbound as a KAL. If you have never participated in a KAL, it is a group that works on the same project together. No one is an instructor, everyone helps each other. Thistledown Shoppe will host this KAL and maybe even find some goodies to go with it. No instructor means no charge for the KAL, but we do request that you purchase your pattern and yarn from us.  You will receive 10% off.  

Five Sessions - Saturdays July 16 and 30, August 13 and 27, and September 10. 10:30 am - noon.

Meet and Greet Annie, the designer. Friday, July 22 6 pm - 8 pm. Annie grew up in and still lives in East Lansing. If you go to Ravelry, you can see her patterns here. We have several of her garments on display at the shoppe: Nell, Zooey, Cabin Shawl,  Kuni, Around Cowl, Mallory Knits, and our KAL, Northbound. 

Materials needed:
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker
Waste yarn
Needles
US size 6 (4.0 mm)
US size 8 (5.0mm)

Techniques used:  short rows, Kitchener stitch, knitting in the round, blocking, using a chart.

Reminder: this is not a class.  If you need help, we can suggest tutorials, but the purpose of a KAL is have a group knitting a particular project together.

Knit a gauge prior to our first meeting.  Annie suggests the following:
 "Gauge
17.5 stitches (cast on 20 sts) & 21 rows = 4" x 4" stockinette stitch with
larger needles, after blocking. This is approximately 4.4 sts/inch.
*If your gauge isn't exactly 4.4 sts/ inch:
To find the correct size for your gauge, determine how many sts per inch
you are knitting ( ideally between 4.25 and 4.5)"