Shop sample turned workshop series, a completed project and a blanket knit a long. When Suzanne brought her original Seaside Sundae blanket that was featured in Pom Pom Quarterly 2 summers ago into the shop it wasn’t long before I was choosing yarn and colours to make a shop sample. We had just taken delivery of Baa Ram Ewe Dovestone DK and I was all over it! Soft, drapy and 100% cosy.
With the pattern you get a colouring in sheet so you can mix up the colours and make the blanket completely unique to you. After deciding on the colours I had a bout of decision paralysis so decided to stick with Suzanne’s original layout. The pattern is simple yet clever, it was one of those projects that makes you want to give yourself a round of applause when its done. This was my first time knitting mitred squares and I can tell you the are extremely more-ish and satisfying.
The Dovestone DK is a real joy to work with with the three sheep breeds each bringing their own best properties to the table. Blue Faced Leicester brings the softness, Wensleydale creates drape which is beautifully highlighted by the tension of this pattern. And what steals the show in my eyes is the Masham which gives this yarn a wonderful depth of colour.
Now that mine is finished it seems only right that everyone should have one! So here is where the knit-a-long comes in or BKAL as we’re calling it. We’ve got two options for you to choose from. Join us at YAK in Brighton for a series of workshops over the next three months. You will be taught everything there is to know about modular knitting, different cast on techniques, how to pick up stitches and how to finish it all off so it looks super professional. The second option is to join in remotely, at home, at your own knitting group, wherever in the world you are!
The final day in June will include a Seaside Sunday picnic on the beach that everyone, however you’ve joined in is invited to. Come hang out on Brighton beach with your blanket, some sandwiches and maybe even some Pimms! Throughout the BKAL you can share your progress over on Ravelry and Instgram (#seasidesundaeBKAL). I can’t wait to see the colour combinations everyone comes up with!
So you better get choosing some colours. For full details of dates, and to sign up for both options go to the class page.