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Makers’ League 2017

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

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We can’t wait! Makers’ League 2017 starts in a few days!
How great are our patches this year!!
Our shop will be open limited hours for your Makers’ League buying and knitting pleasure this weekend.
New Years Eve (Dec 31st) 10am – 2pm
New Years Day (Jan 1st) 10am – 2pm

Come buy a project and knit with us on New Years Day…what else do you have to do?

Makers’ League Tolt Bag

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Our July Makers’ League project is the Tolt Folded Bag. It’s a free pattern posted on a blog from a yarn store in Washington state, Tolt Yarn & Wool. You can see the blog post and get the pattern here.

 

Note!!!  There are 2 different options on the Tolt blog. One is garter stitch with ribbon yarn and US15 needles. We are NOT doing that option!  We are doing the stockinette version of the bag out of Quince & Co Kestrel! I used a US7 needle to get the gauge recommended.

 

Tolt Folded Bag

 

We do not have a printed version of this pattern, it is not our copyright. But we love it so, so much and think you will too, so we think you can handle it:)  It is a VERY simple pattern that is folded up in such a cool way that it makes this awesome shape!

 

Tolt Bag Flat
Tolt Bag Folded Once
Tolt Bag Folded

 

You can either knit this bag in one color, or choose an contrasting color. We suggest if using the contrasting color that you start working it first. Knit the contrasting color for 3-4: then start alternating every 2 rows with the main color. Depending on your gauge, your stripes will end up where they end up:) Finished size is about 16″ x 16″.

 

We have kit these up with the grey as a base and the natural as a base. If you want something different..just let us know and we’ll check stock!

 

We added a leather wrap to our bags. Which we think adds a nice finishing touch.
Leather wraps are also available to purchase. Click here to see the leather wraps.

 

Leather Wrap Handle

 

There is a crochet bag much like the knit Tolt Folded Bag. It is called the Masa Bag. Click here to see it on Ravelry. If you are interested in crocheting it instead…let us know and we’ll help you out!

 

We hope you love the bag and take it Darn.Knit.Anywhere!  The patch says so:)

 

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Baby Surprise Jacket Tips

Monday, February 29th, 2016

We’ve been getting lots of questions about our March choice for Makers’ League, The Baby Surprise Jacket.

 

First off, we want to say…take a deep breath! It’s just a little baby sweater. It’s just a garter stitch sweater that when complete is folded up in a certain way than then. Voila! A sweater!

 

You only need to know how to cast on, knit, increase, decrease and cast off! The sweater has a very unique construction. You won’t be able to picture it while you are knitting. So just trust the pattern. Cast on the right amount, put your markers in and follow the pattern!

 

So, how many stitches to cast on is the first question…

 

Take a look at these images.

 

Baby Surprise Sizes

Baby Surprise Sizes

 
Both of these sweaters had the same number of cast on stitches (the middle number from the pattern) and both were knit with worsted weight yarn.

 

The top sweater was knit on a US5 in Malabrigo Rios. Carroll got 6 stitches to the inch. It measures for a 3-6 month old sizing.

 

The bottom sweater was knit from our Liberty Wool Kit, on a US7. Carly got 5 stitches to the inch. It measures for a 9 – 12 month old. Carly had about 10 grams of yarn left over from the 3 balls of yarn in our kit. If you want to make a bigger sweater than this you should purchase an additional skein of yarn.

 

Here is another picture

 

Baby Surprise Neve

Baby Surprise Neve

 
The bottom sweater is the same as in the photo above. The sweater on top is knit from our Juniper Moon Farms kit Neve. It is knit on a US6 casting on for the smallest size. We would say it measures for a 0-3 month old. There is plenty of yarn in this kit to knit a bigger size too!

 

You can play this two different ways…

 

You can just pick a size, pick a needle and cast on. You’ll knit line by line, fold it up and seam. You’ll hand this lovely sweater to a new mom or donate it to a hospital or school auction! Happiness!

 

Or…

 

You can do lots of research before you knit. There is lots of information about the BSJ out there. There is a whole Ravelry group devoted to this garment. There is a BSJ Wiki page with so much info in it that every question will have an answer. You’ll then do some measurements of the child in question, you’ll do a few gauge swatches to help you choose your needle and size. But at some point, you’ll cast on! You’ll knit line by line, fold it up and seam. You’ll hand this lovely sweater to a mom or donate it to a hospital or school auction! Happiness!

 

However you choose to knit your BSJ we are sure you’ll love to knit it! It’s a right of passage for all knitters. We can’t wait to see yours!

 

Makers’ League Details

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

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This post includes the who, what and where of Makers’ League.

 

Who: Anyone who wants to join.
What: A project of the month club.
Where: Darn Knit Anyway – online and in store.

 

Rules of play. It’s easy!
1. We choose a project for the month.
2. You buy the yarn for the project from us.
3. The first project you purchase for the year gets you a Makers’ League canvas tote bag and patch. (think Girl Scout patches)

 

For every month you join in, you get another patch to attach to your Makers’ League tote!  Collect 5 or more and get a coupon for 20% off an entire day of shopping at DKA!  Here are a few cute patches that you’ll have the chance to attach to your bag!

 

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A few other fun things to note.  We’ll be offering free project help during the month for Makers’ Leaguers (don’t think that’s a real word).  Our Maker’s League help will be Tuesday mornings from 10-noon and Tuesday nights from 6-8pm. But as always at Darn Knit Anyway, you are welcome to come anytime for help!

 

We have a limited quantity of patches. Only 50 per month. Patches aren’t available for purchase separately and you must buy the yarn for the projects from Darn Knit Anyway.

 

This is a pick and choose kind of program. You can choose to participate in all months of the year, or only 1.

 

Projects will be revealed once a month, but you’ll be able to purchase the projects throughout the year going forward.  So if you don’t get around to participating in February’s project now, but want to knit February’s project in May you sure can. You’ll be able to get the Maker’s League bag for whatever first project you purchase during 2106, you just won’t be guaranteed that month’s patch. Patches have a limited quantity available.
There is no additional cost to join Makers’ League, just the purchase of the required yarn.
Some months will be patterns designed by us and some will be patterns currently on Ravelry designed by other terrific people.

 

Join us in Makers’ League!  Our first project will be revealed next week and will be available for purchase February 1st!

 

Makers’ League

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

In years past, about this time of year, we would begin thinking about our 12 in 12 sweater selections for our 12 in 12 sweaters program.  We know you’ve been thinking about it too, because you’ve been asking!

 

We hate to disappoint, but we are going to be putting the 12 in 12 sweaters program on ice for 2016.  We aren’t going to leave you high and dry though because we have developed a new program we are calling “Makers’ League”.

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There are more details to follow in the days to come, but wanted to whet your whistles with our new cool logo!  Stay tuned!