We had so much fun with the Custom Stitches knit-along that we have planned a spring knit-along! This KAL will be centered around any and all designs from White Lies Designs. Designer and owner of WLD, Joan McGowan-Michael, is known for her fun and flirtatious designs. Joan's wide variety of single patterns and her publications in books ensure that there is a pattern for everyone. The patterns are written from petite to plus size, and many of them utilize short-row techniques.
Read on to see example patterns, books that contain Joan's patterns, and yarn recommendations.
Whether you knit the Evangeline, Myrna, Milinda, Krista Tee, or Carina, all of these beautiful sweaters are sure to be a standard in your spring wardrobe.
Tonia is busy knitting the Krista Tee and Marcella and Gina is knitting the Myrna and Milinda. These garments will be in the store soon for you to see in person.
Need Yarn Suggestions? Many of the patterns call for DK weight yarn. Here are some fantastic options to help you shop:
Classic Elite Premiere
Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece
Knit One Crochet Too Babyboo
Cascade Pima Tencel
Plymouth Jeannee DK
RYC Silkwool DK
Green Mountain Spinnery Cotton Comfort
What You Get
By signing up for the WLD KAL, you will receive:
a password to the online Yahoo group where you will be able to ask questions, post pictures, and share in the knitting experience with the group
a folder of materials especially designed for you by the Stitches & Scones staff
an invitation to the launch party and wrap-up style show
participation in demonstrations
snacks and other goodies
entry into the monthly door prize drawings
How to Join and the Schedule
Registration fee: $10.00 Yarn must be purchased at Stitches & Scones
Launch party Sunday March 8th from 1-3pm(don't forget the time changes that day!!!)
March meeting: Thursday the 19th from 6-8pm
April meetings: Thursday the 16th from 6-8pm; Saturday the 18th from 11-1pm
May meetings: Saturday the 16th from 11-1pm; Thursday the 21st from 11-1pm
We are limiting the enrollment to 30, first come first serve.
Books including White Lies Designs patterns: Big Girl Knits, Stitch-n-Bitch Nation, and The Best of Interweave Knits, Bags a Knitter's Dozen, Knitting Lingerie Style, Vogue Knitting Scarves, and Vogue Knitting the Ultimate Sock Book. Patterns eligible for the KAL are credited to Joan.