Friday, March 23, 2007

Samprjón

In my internet knitting group, Garnaflækja, we've been having couple of games within the group. One time we knit washrags for each other and another time we knit mittens.

I'm starting a new game which is called Samprjón. Samprjón is an Icelandic translation of the phrase knit-a-long (KAL).

I will select a free, online pattern and post parts of it everyday. Participants knit the rows I post every day and try to guess which pattern it is (but no spoilers, if you know what pattern it is send me an email to rajnos @ gmail . com (without spaces).

The game starts Friday the 6th and I will post the first lines then. This game is in Icelandic (whether or not the pattern is in English or other language), but if you want to participate and prefer a pattern in English let me know (use the above mentioned email or leave a comment).

The first pattern is knit with a soft cotton/synthetic blend with gauge about 25sts/1'', although the gauge isn't crucial. The pattern is knit on size 3 (US) needles (sock needles) and is knit rather tightly (keep that in mind while selecting yarn). You can use other materials, even wool, but try to use a soft and durable yarn.

There are two colors. The main color is light green and the secondary color is dark green. You can use other colors, or even two different colors (e.g. yellow and green). You need one skein of each but will only use about half a skein of the secondary color. You can also knit this pattern with a thicker yarn, just make sure to use one size smaller needle than the yarn calls for and you'll probably need more yarn (at least two skeins of the main color).

Get your yarn and needles ready. You have two weeks until the game starts.

3 comments:

Linda litlaskvis said...

I wish I could join. I just have so many stitching projects going, and most of them are comission pieces, that I can't. Maybe next time :)

Sonja said...

Don't worry about it. I'm sure there'll be a next time.

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