Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Crochet-A-Long (CAL) Vest Kickoff: August 8 meeting preview

This month's topic will be our Crochet-A-Long kickoff - where we'll discuss yarn selection as well as other prep work for making the Level 1 Crocheted Vest that was voted the winner for our CAL project. We'll cover yarn substitution and swatching, measuring and choosing pattern size, and techniques for dealing with gauge problems. Even if you're not participating in the CAL, this session will provide general information that can be used in other projects.

The meeting will be Saturday, August 8 at the Textile Center of Minnesota, 3000 University Ave SE, with the following schedule:
  • 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Open Crochet
  • 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Announcements and Show n Tell
  • 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Crochet Education (CAL Vest Kickoff)
To get the most out of this meeting you'll need to prepare as follows:
  • Read through the blog article on substituting yarn and come prepared with any specific questions; we'll be reviewing this article at the meeting.  
  • If you plan to participate in the CAL, please print a copy of the vest pattern and bring it with you so you can make your notes on it.
  • If you've already chosen your yarn for the CAL vest, be sure to bring it. (If you haven't chosen your yarn yet, we'll have the sample swatches from the yarn substitution blog article that you can look and feel to help in your decision.)
  • Bring sample yarn to use for the class exercises - you can use the same yarn as you're using for the CAL or a different yarn; this yarn does not have to be bulky weight.
  • Appropriate hooks for the yarn.
  • You'll need a calculator for some of the exercises - and we're betting most of you have a calculator function on your phone, tablet, or laptop.
If you're new to Crochet Twin Cities, you can join us by downloading our membership form and bringing the amount shown on the form to the meeting or you can pay the non-member fee of $5 for attending one meeting.

We hope you can join us!

P.S. - We've moved our short row discussion to September - when we'll discuss short rows and other shaping techniques.