We have incurable, chronic startitis, and we want you to catch this highly contagious condition. The only cure for startitis is . . . more starting.
Let’s go: Mother’s Day is coming up—an excellent target to aim for. Kirsten Kapur’s Colorwash Scarf, featured in our new Field Guide No. 3: Wild Yarns, couldn’t be much springier and giftier. One size will, we are pretty sure, fit any neck in need of an airy, drapey swoosh.
This quick little flounce is one that we are confident we can cook up by Sunday, May 14.
Of course, Mother’s Day is never a competition.
This is how you win Mother’s Day.
I have had my two skeins of Lichen and Lace sitting on my desk for at least a month now, straight outta Sackville, New Brunswick, crushing me with their Canadian-ness and extreme knitability.
The Ground Rules
The only rules for the Colorwash Scarf Knitalong are:
a) Knit the Colorwash Scarf. Pattern can be found in Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 3: Wild Yarns. (Available as downloadable ebook or print edition with download code.)
b) Pick yarns that you really love. The pattern calls for two 400-yard skeins of lovely hand-dyed, fingering-weight yarn. It works with either two different colors, for a striped effect. Or it works with two skeins of one color, 800 yards total for the scarf.
c) Try to finish by Sunday, May 14. As you can tell from previous knitalongs, we do not hew too closely to deadlines. However, sometimes a deadline is strangely motivating. Yet easy to ignore when it comes right down to it.
d) Share your handiwork on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag: #MDKcolorwashalong. Or don’t, if you’re not into such frippery.
Not coincidentally, we happen to have the perfect yarn, the abovementioned Lichen and Lace, all kitted up in the Shop. It’s flying out of here like little Eastern Canadian Maritime province butterflies, or Annes of Green Gableses, or the rising tide in the Bay of Fundy.
I have been struck in recent months by how much knitting I am accomplishing, and it’s clear that the reason is because I’m knitting with other knitters who are knitting the same thing. We are the wind beneath each other’s simultaneous wings. Or something!
See you in the Lounge, where the Colorwash Shawl Knitalong conversation is already under way. Topic: is swatching necessary? SUCH a good question.
(True confession: I’m making my Colorwash Shawl for . . . me. Treat myself!)
Ann (and Kay, who loves a knitalong more than just about anything except fancy tonic water and Trader Joe’s Plantain Chips.)