Come to Oak Knit Studio THIS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH from 7-9pm to help knit some hats for the homeless of NYC. Its getting cold out there, and heads need to be warmed. Come learn to knit this super easy ribbed hat pattern, and take home a small handmade pattern book to continue the knitting. Yarn will be provided, but you can also bring your own. This is perfect for using that yarn you’ve had hanging around forever. USE IT TO HELP OTHERS!
I will be mailing in my donation the first week in December, so please bring any hats or other winter gear to add to the donation pile.
Hope to see you Thursday!
#happyhalloween from #thursdaynightknitting! No TNK tonight, we’ll see everyone next Thursday! #knitteddisguises #knittedmasks #youdneverknowwhoitwas #lovejordanaandkayla
Do we all remember when Monkey was a pumpkin for Halloween? I know I do. Nothing better than dressing your cat up in weird crocheted costumes. Yep, totally normal.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN Y’ALL!
I had the pleasure of teaching some of the Textile Arts Center’s artists in residence how to knit last week. For their learning pleasure, I made a little zine that teaches the basic knit and purl stitches. The great thing about zines is that they are easily photocopied for the quick spread of information.
Thursday Night Knitting: now including small instructional books.
The chilly air today has me feeling glad that I’ve been knitting myself a neck warmer! I admit when I started the project, I really just wanted an excuse to knit up something fast, and to use some of the Madeline Tosh that I have in my stash. Madeline Tosh yarns are my favorite - and I tend to hoard them the way I hoard japanese boro bits…
I can be kind of ‘stitchy’ in my knitting. I like to sink my teeth into textured stitches. When a two-color half-linen stitch pattern caught my eye, I knew I should use some of the Madeline.
Here you can see one ball of Madeline Tosh (the hand-dyed purple) and two balls of Manos de Uruguay yarn. (I decided to use two ends, to be compatible with the super squishy worsted weight of the Madeilne).
The backside of half-linen stitch is like a nice, bumpy seed stitch, and even more lovely in this two-color knit. The structure of linen stitches are quite weave-like, they give great posture to the knit and are great for us knitters at Textile Arts Center, who often get distracted by all the weaving that happens around here :-) …
I’m very happy in my neck warmer today! Come to Thursday Night Knitting tonight 7-10pm to learn Half-Linen Stitch and get a pattern for this awesome fall accessory.
White #alpaca hat with bits of antique #boro #indigodyed #ikat threads in the #pompom. Stay tuned for more #knittingwithboro from #oakknitstudio (at Oak Knit Studio)
Hello Thursday Night Knitting friends! After our long break we are thrilled to announce that TNK will resume this week at 7pm. This fall is the perfect time to learn to knit, or to add to your knitting skills, in our inspiring studio. We’ve got loads of supplies and silly stories to share. Come to 505 Carroll Street, suite 2B this Thursday at 7pm.
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A small collection of the hats I’ve been knitting these past couple months. Now up to 15!!!
Update: TWO BALLS DOWN! In the task of knitting down my stash, I have started what will be the first in a long line of hats. Using my absolute favorite (and super easy) hat pattern, I finished two entire balls of wool, plus a little extra at the top. I’ve already started the next one. YES!
I have a lot of yarn. What is pictured above is just the tip of my stash, and it’s taking over my room/life. As someone who never wants to be on the show Hoarders, it’s causing me a bit of anxiety.
Recently though, I’ve realized my overwhelming amount of yarn isn’t totally a bad thing. IN FACT, my yarn problem is now giving me the opportunity to take on a project that I am really really excited about. I AM GOING TO KNIT DOWN MY STASH. Every week I am going to knit something from my yarn stash until there is nothing left. I will then be donating everything I make. YES.
Do you have a huge yarn pile as well? Do you have other things besides yarn that really should be filling up that space in your small apartment? Do you find yourself not being able to walk through your room without tripping on balls of yarn? Do you feel like your yarn should be contributing to your rent? Would having a studio space probably solve all your yarn storage problems, but you just cannot come up with the cash to make that happen because you live in Brooklyn and the money you pay a month for cat food alone is in itself outrageous? DO YOU WANT TO KNIT DOWN YOUR STASH?!
If the answer to any of the above questions is a “yes,” please stop by Thursday Night Knitting and we can work through this together. OR if you would just like to knit things for donation (maybe you don’t live in the New York City area, and can’t make it all the way to Gowanus), I would love to add your handmade warm things to the pile! Mail it! Want to come to TNK but aren’t swimming in yarn and want to knit something to donate anyway? I’m sure Jordana would be into knitting down her own stash and could use the help… Also you can learn to knit in the process!
Yay, this is exciting, guys.
GARDER STITCH LACE LADDER
Multiple of 4 sts.
Row 1 (right side) - *k2tog, (yo) twice, ssk; repeat from *
Row 2 - *k1, (k1,p1) into double yo, k1; repeat from *
Even number of sts.
K1, *yo, p2tog; repeat from *, end k1.
THE TURKISH STITCH!
Even number of stitches
K1, *yo, k2tog; repeat from *, end k1. Repeat this row.
We are bringing back the weekly stitch! This week is the twisted rib.
multiples of 4
row 1: K2, P2 to end
row 2: Repeat row 1
row 3: yo, ssk, P2; repeat till end
row 4: Repeat row 1
One of my favorite things to knit are cowls because they are so easy to throw on with anything and layer it up. I made an over-sized cowl in the twisted rib, which has been perfect for this weirdo warm/cold weather we are having here in Brooklyn.
If you try out the twisted rib, let us know! We would love to see pictures of finished your project.
Thursday Night Knitting is back this week!
I’ve was on a knitting whirlwind last month with lots of x-mas gifts to finish, and I am really excited to get back into learning new stitches and creating new patterns. During the week I was home upstate, I made 3 cowls and 2 hats while in the middle of seeing old friends and having holiday family time. I’m really surprised with what I accomplished since I am usually the worst at finishing things. Hurrah!
Can’t wait to see what everyone has been working on! See ya Thursday!