Kimberly's July Knit A Long: Leiden


Thursday afternoons during the month of July, Kimberly has chosen to knit the Leiden top as a knit-a-long. Come knit this lovely Lieden with us in the shop during Sit+Knit from 3-5 PM on Thursdays. 

Kimberly and Valerie have chosen to knit this top using Rowan Creative Linen. Other great choices are: Rowan Cotton Cashmere, Shibui Haven, Farmer's Daughter Fibers Juicy DK, Amano Sami, Malabrigo Rios, or any of our DK weight yarns.

Additional supplies needed are:

Needles: US 4 circular needle, 80 cm / 32” length AND 40 cm / 16” length; AND knitting needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round; and spare needle for working 3-needle bind off.
(Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.)

Notions: 1 locking stitch marker, stitch holders or scrap yarn, tapestry needle

Leiden is an advanced knit, incorporating brioche ribbing into the pattern: Leiden is knit modularly with no seaming, beginning with the front striped panel. Stitches are picked up and worked outward, connecting the back and front at the shoulder to form the sides before a 3-needle cast of is worked to join the side seams. Sleeves are continued from the side pieces. Finally the neckline and bottom hem are picked up and knit last for a neat finish. This pattern is available via Ravelry here.

Knit a longs are unfacilitated. If you need help, please feel free to purchase a Help session or punch card. Help sessions are $5 for up-tp 10 minutes and punch cards are $25 for 6@10 minutes sessions.