California

Contest is now closed, thanks for entering! Congrats to Heather Nielsen! Please email bricoleurknits@gmail.com to claim your prizes. 

Have you heard? I’m a West Coast girl now! Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m still rooting for the Red Sox and missing Rhode Island clam cakes something fierce, but I’m starting to love my new home here in Seattle. The stunning views, the gorgeous produce (yes, I said produce) and the vast scale of it are slowly creeping into my heart, which is why I’m SO excited that the vibrant East Coast knitting scene is making its way out West! 

West Coast Skyline

Vogue Knitting Live, the incredible event put on by the lovely people at Vogue Knitting, is coming to Los Angeles, California and they’ve invited me to teach! I had such a blast at the inaugural NYC event (read more here) that I jumped at the chance, and I think you should too! You can leave a comment here to enter to win admission to one class at VK Live L.A. this September. Tell me what California style means to you, or what kind of knitting you’d do if you were suddenly an L.A. resident full-time. 

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The winner I randomly choose on 7/15, 11:59 P.M. will also receive a Cali style gift bag from me: a copy of my favorite fashion read at that moment, a specially selected L.A. inspired nail varnish and a sneak peek at what I’m working on for my book! 

If you’d like to sign up for my classes, you can click here. I’ll be offering these 4:

  • Knit Different: This course aims to introduce knitters to the myriad ways there are to make a knit and a purl stitch. We will survey the many methods of knitting from around the globe and discuss their advantages and disadvantages. At the very least, throwers will try picking and pickers will try throwing, and two-handed colorwork will be introduced. 
  • Design with Confidence: Designing knitwear involves technical knowledge, knitting skill and artistic vision, but beyond that it requires confidence. This course will help you articulate your goals as a designer. Lecture and discussion will take place in the first half and the second half will be devoted to construction of a mood board, croquis and specs, and if time allows, swatching and preliminary planning.
  • Finishing Tricks: Find out how professional knitters finish sweaters! From blocking to buttons, I’ll share all of the tricks I”ve picked up working in the industry.
  • Internet Workshop: The Internet has revolutionized the craft of knitting, transforming it from a hobby into a lifestyle. This workshop will introduce you to the many resources available online, from blogging to buying and selling stash. Consider this workshop a safe space to ask all those questions you’ve been afraid to ask!

Visit all the stops on this blog tour to learn more about other course offerings: 

7/4 Carol Sulcoski @ Go Knit Your Hat

7/5 Shannon Okey @  Knitgrrl

7/6 Beth Casey @ Lorna’s Laces

7/7 Amy Singer @ Knittyblog

7/8 Amy Swenson @ Indigirl

Can’t wait to see you in California! 

XO CR

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