12 Weeks of Christmas 2014
Date(s) - Sat, October 4, 2014 - Sat, December 20, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Over The Rainbow Yarn
Welcome to our Second Annual 12 Weeks of Christmas series.
Like last year, we wanted to get a bunch of holiday knitting done with minimal fuss and we set out with three criteria.
• $25 or less to fit most budgets
• Finish in a week, if you are moderately diligent
• Makes a nice gift, for multiple ages genders and tastes
So, we’re picking the yarn. We’re designing original patterns specifically for the yarns we’ve chosen with an eye to fitting most skill levels. We’ll be meeting every Saturday here at the the shop to encourage each other with tea and cookies. We’ll be hosting a forum on our Facebook page and a group on Ravelry. In short, we’ll be doing everything we can to make your holiday knitting simple and fun.
And if you come every week, and do your homework, you’ll have 12 finished gifts ready for holiday giving by our last meeting, December 21, 2013. There’s no fee for the workshop/get together. You don’t even need to sign up ahead of time. Just come over to the the shop, get the yarn, we’ll give you the pattern and we can all settle down to some serious knitting.
We’re ready. Bring it on!
Here’s the catalog with dates, yarn requirements and recommended needles:
12 Weeks Of Christmas
Saturdays from 2-4 pm
beginning October 4, 2014
Week 1, October 4: Cloisonee Hat
A lovely and easier than it looks hat inspired by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s Cloisonee Mittens. 3 Skeins Universal Deluxe Worsted, US Size 7 DPN or 16” circular
Week 2, October 11: Table Top Tree
A lovely center piece or holiday decoration featuring simple traveling stitches. 1 skein Berroco Lustra (Optional:some yellow roving for a star) US Size 7 DPN or Magic Loop
Week 3, October 18: Market Bag
A dropstitch market bag with simple backpack straps. 2 skeins Elsabeth Lavold Hempathy US Size 7 24” circular
Week 4, October 25: Latvian Braided Cowl
A two color cowl using the technique “twined knitting.” 2 skeins Debbie Bliss Blue Faced Laicester US Size 7
Week 5, November 1: Lacey Votive Cozies
A set of three mason jar covers featuring three different lace patterns. Put a tea light in them and watch the light shine gently out through the lace work. 1 skein Juniper Moon Findley US Size 2 DPN or Magic Loop
Week 6, November 8: Fisherman Rib Leg Warmers
A super chunky, super quick leg warmer in a simple but interesting ribbing. 2 skeins Knitting Fever Ushya US Size 13
Week 7, November 15: Cuddliest Fuzziest Bear
An adorably furry bear that lets the yarn do all the work for you. 2 skeins Lang Felice US Size 10
Week 8, November 22 : Acadia Surprise Scarf
A simple and scrumptious scarf with a surprise at the end. 1 skein The Fiber Company Acadia US Size 5 (1 skein makes a 36 inch scarf. 2 skeins is, of course, twice as long)
Week 9, November 29: Slipper Sock
A cute cabled slipper sock perfect for lounging around your house during a cold Maine winter. 2 skeins Berroco Voyage Us Size 10.5 DPN or Magic Loop
Week 10, December 6: Mitten Twin Set
A simple ribbed mitten with a fuzzy muffatee to add warmth and cuteness. 1 skein Made In America Wayfarer and 1 skein Berroco Andean Mist
Week 11, December 13: Hexipuff Hot Pad
A cozy hot pad made out of mini knitted hexagons called “hexipuffs.” 1 skein Knitting Fever Hacho
Week 12, December 20: Tablet Rest
A knitted resting place for your tablet! 1 skein Juniper Moon Farm Sabine US Size 7