Congratulations to Carolyn Kern, one amazing friend, knitter, teacher, and now, published designer. Her prize-winning pattern Love & Prayers is now available with the e-publication of the Fall 2011 issue of Knitcircus magazine. You can read all about her accomplishment and the WomenHeart organization for which the design was created, here.
We will be celebrating Carolyn and her design this Saturday at our regular Stitch & Spin with a reception in her honor, 1:30-3:00 p.m. Copies of her pattern will be available with yarn purchase (see below), but you can print out your own from Knitcircus as a free download in their pattern shop, here.
This Saturday will also be the launch of a Love & Prayers KAL here at the shop. Knit this original design by the end of the year for donation to our local Wilkes-Barre WomenHeart chapter, and your name will be entered in a bodacious prize drawing. Carolyn has selected Brown Sheep’s Lanaloft Sport in Cherry Splash and has knit a pattern swatch in it, too. With Lanaloft Sport this charity knitting project’s cost is under $20.
If you are a member of Ravelry.com (and you really should be, you know) you can keep up with Carolyn’s tips on knitting the pattern here at the Knitcircus Group’s thread on “Charity KAL.”
Hope you can join us on the 27th. You’ll be able to say you knew Carolyn before you had to pay for her books and buy tickets to hear her lecture at Vogue Knitting Live!
Carolyn has graciously crunched the numbers to answer my question about making a shorter scarf than the original pattern would produce: “If knit at the same gauge as the shop sample, you could knit a scarf with 5 hearts on each side with three skeins of the Lanaloft Sport, and it would come out approx 47 ” long. With four skeins the scarf could be made to the pattern. I calculate that 7 hearts on each half (at the same gauge as the shop sample) would make a scarf about 63″ long with approx 1/2 skein of yarn left.”