We posted previously about being contacted by Erin from Morehouse Farm in New York State who has organised a knit along of the Harriet’s Hat and Headband patterns. Like the previous knit along organised by the Minnesota Knitters Guild, this one is also open to anyone anywhere in the world. However while the central hub for the previous KAL was Ravelry, Erin has a special event page set up on facebook for this one, which starts today. Here’s a link – Harriet’s Hat/Headband Knitalong. Please note it lasts longer than the 2 weeks specified but there’s restrictions on facebook event durations.
You’ll need either a Harriet’s Hat Pattern, or Harriet’s Headband Pattern – or both if you wish of course. We know many have done so for this knit along already ahead of time but there’s plenty of time left for those who haven’t yet.
Many of the people who have knitted the Harriet’s Hat or Headband so far have been trying Fair Isle Knitting for the first time and some are already hooked. So don’t be put off by not having done something like this before. In fact, if you’re interested in trying, the might be the perfect way for you to give it a go while supporting us at the same time. Not only has Erin organised the knit along itself, but there’s helpful hints and tips about adjusting guage size (very important), colour choices that will work and much more. It’ll not only be a knit along open to anyone in the world, but for those who need/want it, also something akin to a knitting class which just happens to be benefiting our efforts to raise funds for the Shetland MRI Scanner Appeal. Billy should’ve joined some of these classes before he did his sponsored Harriet’s Hat Knit and it might have ended up a better size and shape perhaps 😉
We’re extremely grateful that Erin has set this up, hope it’s a great success for everyone who takes part and above all that you enjoy knitting Harriet’s patterns.
You can find more information on the knit along, and the Morehouse Farm itself, here – Harriet’s Hat and Headband Knit Along. As you can see, Erin is also donating $1 from every skein of 2 ply Marino yarn sold this month to the scanner appeal, which is incredibly generous.
Thanks so much Erin!