Block Builder Club 2: Electric Blockaloo
Block Builder Club 2
Hey there friends, followers, and fellow maker-compatriots! We loved bringing the first Block Builder Club 12-month experience to our knitting & community so much, that we’d love to do it again (but with a new spin). We’re excited to start the next season of BBC, which we’re calling Block Builder Club 2: Electric Blockaloo. (For those over 40, you’re welcome. For those under, Google Breakin’ 2.) This week on Ask Me Monday I fill you in on what to look forward to, and why YOU should join a block of the month club!
Here’s the scoop!
Beginning Sept 1st, 2022, every month for 12 months, you’ll get an eBooklet with pattern and tutorial info for that month’s block. Start and stop anytime you want, though!
Our BBC2 knitting theme is: Lace & Texture. The crochet theme is: Eyelets & Angles. For this session, we’ll make a 10″ square each month for a year. At the end have twelve more patterns in your stitch arsenal and a beautiful collection of swatches!
Feel like turning your swatches into a wearable history of your stitching year? As the year comes to an end, we’ll show how to seam together and embellish your swatches into a drapy, patchwork wrap!
We’ll be using Vickie Howell Montoya Merino Light (100% superwash merino; 300 yds/100gr), or any sport-weight yarn from your stash or of your choosing. Depending on the craft and the stitch, you’ll need between 50-75 gr (150- 225 yds) per square. We’ll stock our colors all year long, though, so don’t feel like you have to go all-in at once! This brings us to colors.
We’ve chosen two featured palettes: Neon/Neutral (in colors Leche, Meow Wolf, & Roswell) and Green/Blue (in colors Boulder, Malachite, & UtopiaFest). Along the way, we’ll also be giving subscribers early access to special, speckled/variegated shades of Montoya Merino Light created exclusively to match these palettes.
For most, if not all of the knit squares, we’ll use Size US 5/3.75 mm needles; for crochet a 7/4.5 mm hook — or size needed to obtain gauge.
Because, knitting and crochet.
Also, though, the YarnYAY! Block Builder Clubs are a great way to learn new stitches and techniques, incorporate a little stitching time into your month, hang out with your fiber community, and thanks to the current patchwork garment craze, walk away with an on-trend wrap. Handmade huzzah!
All this for just $6/month!