This was something I had never seen on Ravelry and I don’t even know if it’s a pattern, a tutorial, a class but I’m calling it “a knitting experience”.
This morning while trying to decide if I was going to get up (at 5 a.m.) or keep sleeping, I started reading the iPad. As usual, the first place I went was Ravelry and found something that caught my attention. By the way, I went back to sleep and slept til 7:30.
The pattern (knitting experience) is called It Takes a Guild. They are calling it a tutorial on the pattern page but they’re also calling it a Knit Along. Again, I think “knitting experience” best describes how I feel about it.
The day the pattern was released, the 17th, it could be purchased for half price. Since I was seeing this at 5 a.m. the day after it was released, I couldn’t get it at half price and $25 for a pattern/tutorial/KAL . . I just couldn’t do it. So, I didn’t.
In conjunction with the “pattern”, you have to have the book, Knitter’s Handy Book of Top Down Sweaters: Basic Design in Multiple Sizes and Gauges, by Ann Budd. I told myself I would buy the book and figure it out on my own.
Do I call her the pattern designer? The KAL leader? The tutorial teacher? It probably doesn’t matter what I call her. I’m calling her the knitting experience lady! Her name is Suzanne Bryan. She is a Master Knitter. Suzanne has a YouTube channel with 24,000 subscribers and she has a knitting blog. She knows a lot!
All day I’ve thought about this. I’ve never had any knitting instructions. A friend in high school showed me how to knit and she had just learned how to do it. There’s probably more than I do wrong than I do right. Suzanne Bryan seems to be a really, super duper expert knitter.
Click on her blog or the Ravelry page for the pattern, to see the sweater we’re going to make and all we’re going to learn.
Obviously, I went back, paid my $25 and signed up for the “knitting experience” and I cannot wait to get started. The first lessons will be presented October 4. There are several projects (socks, shawl) I want to get finished before then. All I want to do is go diving through the stash to find a yarn to use for my project but I’m exercising a bit of self-discipline. Yes . . somewhere, deep within, I have a little of that.