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Jun 15 / Karen

NEW Gathering in July!

WHAT’S THE BUZZ ABOUT?

beesWe are kicking off a new gathering in July — FRIDAY KNITE KNITTING hosted by Beth Monahan!

Join Beth for her first gathering to knit the wildly popular Beekeeper’s Quilt designed by Tiny Owl Knits. Have you seen the cute wall hanging in the our meeting/class room? Would you like to make your own? The blanket can be made as big or as small as you would like because it is constructed out of little stuffed honeycomb-shaped puffy pockets called “hexipuffs.”

The Beekeeper’s Quilt is the perfect project to knit on the go! This blanket is knit one hexipuff at a time using approximately 20-25 yards of fingering-weight yarn per puff. Puffs travel lightly and work up quickly!

A great way to make this project EVEN MORE FUN is with a “yarn swap.” Perhaps you have a FEW little leftovers from sock or other projects you have knit. It’s okay; as all knitters know, you CANNOT throw those away!!! Gather up all your fingering-weight leftovers as we put them to good use in this pr0ject!

Beth will show you how to make the hexipuffs using all the needed techniques. Beth will also demonstrate fun finishing options such as embellishing your hexipuffs.

unnamedWe hope you will join in this social knitting opportunity to meet other “Beekeepers” and learn from the Queen Bee, Beth! 🙂 You can see others’ progress, get moral support, and the most fun part — swap yarn to make more hexipuffs!

Fridays, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, on July 10, July 17, July 24 & July 31

EACH PARTICIPANT IS REQUIRED TO PURCHASE 1 skein of Tosh Sock, Tosh Merino Light, or 5 Unicorn Tails. Beth will show you how to measure out 25 yards to make little hanks to make each hexipuff. Your little hanks can then be swapped with other participants!

The project fee is $45. Supplies needed (not included in the fee):

  • Yarn: Fingering-weight, 1 skein (e.g. Madelinetosh Sock or Tosh Merino Light) or 5 Unicorn Tails. Each puff takes approximately 20-25 yards of fingering-weight yarn.
  • Needles: 32″ circular or DPN in size US 3-4
  • Pattern: The Beekeeper’s Quilt by Tiny Owl Knits, available for purchase on Ravelry for $5.50
  • Tapestry needle
  • Recommended: a ruler is helpful, but not required to measure out hanks

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  1. Amy Reardon / Jun 16 2015

    Could a beginner take this?

    Thanks!

  2. Karen / Jun 18 2015

    This project is perfect for a “new” knitter who knows how to knit and purl already. A true beginner (i.e. has not learned the basics) should know these basics before starting this project. Thanks for your inquiry!

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