When our editorial director, Kate Atherley, first learned about a knitwear designer on Vancouver Island and her quest to develop a fully Canadian, non-superwash, non-synthetic sock yarn, she immediately reached out. The fruits of the ensuing conversations she had with Catherine Knutsson of The Small Bird Workshop are the trio of pieces we published this week: Catherine’s story of how she came to develop this yarn, the Rathtrevor Socks Kate designed with the yarn (named for a provincial park near where the yarn was conceived), and a tutorial on how to wash non-superwash wool socks (and anything else!).
And since Kate is a master sock knitter and designer, and to celebrate the amazing things we can create when we put our minds to it, we’re hosting a Rathtrevor Socks knit-along. And soon! Like, starting next week. But don’t worry, the kick off isn’t for casting on, it’s for discussing sock yarns so you can choose a great one to use when you do cast on.
We’ll kick off the knit-along with an introduction to the pattern and appropriate yarns on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at 4:30pm Pacific / 7:30pm Eastern Time (may the fourth be with you).
Next, we’ll check in on Tuesday, May 18, at the same time.
And we’ll wrap up our live knit-along meet-ups on Tuesday, June 1, at the same time. No pressure to have a completed pair of socks by then—we’ll continue to cheer you on as you go.
Each live session will be held on Zoom, with opportunities for Q&A and showing off your progress. Free registration is required.
Registration for all three sessions is on that same form; you can sign up for one or more.
Note: Sessions will be recorded for those who are unable to attend live. Recordings will be posted here on the blog, on our Vimeo account where we host our videos, and on our Instagram. If you prefer not to be recorded, please make sure your video is turned off.
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