It’s a bit hard to believe, but April is halfway over, and our monthly Boost Your Knitting KAL is well underway in our Ravelry group, with new lace projects springing up everyday and a few coming out of winter hibernation! It’s been amazing to see not just what everyone’s creating, but also the gusto with which many have embraced the fixing mistakes brief — with knitters fearlessly unraveling problem lace sections and even bravely dropping down mistake-free bits of knitting to practise the technique!
Others have gone for the bright jewel tones of the Jen’s choice colourway option.
The three colours of Sterlyn have also given a lot of scope for some brilliant stash diving! Fiona (fifiquilter) on Ravelry has already managed to finish her Sterlyn in a stunning mix of yarns:
And, using Jen’s video tutorial as a guide, knitters have been gaining the confidence in bossing their knitting … unraveling to fix mistakes in their lace, or just to get the feel for the technique!
As always, our aim is for the Boost Your Knitting knitalongs to be as inclusive as possible — there’s no requirement to knit the month’s featured pattern! There’s tons of lace inspiration in the thread. From Ravelry user Cheimon’s Birds of a Feather Shawl:
To Anne (amaknitter on Ravelry’s) just finished Uncia:
Along with so many other projects … check out the BoostYourKnitting tag on Ravelry for oodles of lace inspiration!
And it’s never too late to join in the fun! The knitalong will continue for the rest of the month — to take part (and be in with a chance of winning a prize), you only need to share a photo of your in-progress lace project in the Ravelry thread — there’s no pressure to finish this month! And while the knitalong will officially end at the end of April, the thread will stay open indefinitely, and there are always plenty of us still knitting along! You can join Boost Your Knitting and receive a new technique, pattern, and photo tutorial in your inbox each month through February 2020, as well as all the previous months’ patterns and tutorials. You’ll also get a print book (shipped worldwide for free) in September 2019. And you can find loads of beautiful shades of Scrumptious 4ply in the online shop — you’ll need just one each of three colours to make your own Sterlyn Shawl. Finally, we still have Boost Your Knitting Spring Kits in stock, which will give you all the yarn you need for the Sterlyn Shawl, the Bramen Cowl, and May’s project, with two colourway options! With so many beautiful projects already underway, I can’t wait to see what the second half of the month will bring!