Calling All Baseball Fans! Let's Knit the Season! Spring Training Is About To Start!
Did you miss the news? We are hosting a Baseball Knit Along, and we’re about ready for first pitch. Are you game to make meet other knitters who love baseball? On deck to learn new knitting skills? Share the baseball season with other fans? This Knit the Season Baseball Knit Along will hit it out of the ballpark! With Yvonne as your KAL Team Manager, you'll knit your favorite team's 2018 season using your team's colors.
Here’s What You Need to Know to Participate:
The kits for the knit along will be available for pre-order on Tuesday, January 23 at 12 noon (PST). You may come into the shop or call to place your order. For kit pick-up prior to the start of the baseball season, you must pre-order by Saturday, February 3 5:00pm (PST). See the chart below for kit details.
We will continue to take orders after the first pre-order window, from Sunday, February 4 until Friday, February 16 (end of day), however, kits ordered during this window will be available for pick-up after the start of the season, during the first week of April.
- To be eligible for the mid-season and end-of-season raffles, please see eligibility information here. In order to truly “knit the season,” you must place beads for the score or switch colors to show the result of each game. Please consider this when choosing your kit.
Ready to Learn New Skills?
As part of Spring Training, we’ll offer a KAL Prep Class for a discounted cost of $35. In this three-hour class, we will teach a crochet provisional cast-on, brioche in the round, how to place beads and how to change colors to knit the season. We will also show you how to set up a project page on Ravelry and how to link the pattern and the shop on your page. You must be signed up for the KAL to take this customized class, and we'll send registration information once you've pre-ordered your kit.
If any of these techniques are new to you, or you’d like a refresher, join us for this class. We’ll teach it twice:
Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 10:00am-1:00pm
Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 9:00am-12:00pm
If you can’t attend one of these dates and still want guidance, we can schedule individual appointments at our regular fee ($20 for 30 minutes, $40 for 1 hour).
More Kit Details:
For this special event, we are excited to introduce Invictus Yarns’ Beyond XL (2 colors, 1 skein each color; 600 yards/skein). Beyond XL is a soft, hand-dyed fingering weight yarn in a merino/cashmere/nylon blend, and the extra large skeins mean you won’t have lots of ends to weave in. These kits will contain yarn and other goodies to keep you going during the season. Some items in the kit are KAL exclusives!
Additional materials not included in kits (partial list; the complete list will be provided in the pattern):
If you have questions, please call or email the shop.
We’re really excited to knit the season with you!
Let’s get ready to PLAY BALL!