Join us for a mid-year Knit-A-Long
Gather up those minis and leftovers you’ve been collecting and join us for a fun mid-year knit along.
Winter Solstice for me may well mean Summer Solstice for you in your part of the world. In any case, we enjoy two Solstices every year, a marker in our calendar to measure the changing seasons by, Summer Solstice, when the days are long and filled with promise of the warmer months to come and Winter Solstice, a time to cosy in and enjoy those long nights. The Solstice Wrap pattern gives you a choice between Summer Solstice, a fingering weight version and Winter Solstice, to knit up in DK weight for those long nights. Designed to be knit with mini skeins, both versions are easy to lengthen or shorten by adding more or less colours. Knit it up in a fade or allow a random selection to create a contrast against neighbouring colours. Use a special kit from your favourite dyer or stash dive for an inspired combination.
Cast on or after June 15th and knit with us through Winter/Summer Solstice (June 21) and beyond.
The Solstice Wrap pattern, provides a more-ish knit with fun colour changes to keep you motivated and is a relaxing project – perfect for the beach or fireside or with a spiced cider.
Finish your project by July 31 and share it in the group Solstice Wrap KAL FO threads to be eligible for some fun prizes.
Project Planning Details
Top Edge: 83 (77)“/207.5 (192.5) cm
Width: 19 (17.5)”/47.5 (43.75) cm
Measurements taken after blocking.
Fingering Weight (DK)
Twenty-one (twenty-four) mini skeins, each skein consisting of 80 (40) yd/74 (37) m.
Colours will be referred to as C1 through C21 (C24).
Samples shown in:
Fingering: Koigu, KPPPM, (fingering weight, 100% Merino, 87 yd/80 m per 25 g), kit name to come
DK: Pineapple Yarn, Lani mini DK (DK weight, 75% superwash, 25% nylon, 49 yd/45m per 20 g) C1-24 Seabreeze 2021 kit.
US 5 (8)/3.75 (5) mm, or size required to obtain gauge
Optional stitch markers to mark Lace repeats, tapestry needle
23 (16) sts and 44 (32) rows = 4”/10 cm in Garter stitch, blocked
Gauge is not crucial for this project, but variations will affect yardage and final measurements.
Each colour is worked over a block of twenty-two (fourteen) rows.
Easily adjust the length of your wrap by working more or fewer colour repeat sections