Camp GYI returns (for a seventh year!) in June. Once again, camp will be an opportunity to save big on yarn at our Camp Store, then have the satisfaction of both starting and finishing a project in one or more of the summer months. Bonus: you’ll earn lots of Frequent Buyer Points! Mark Tuesday, May 21 on your calendar: it’s the first day for Camp registration, and the Camp Store opens. We hope you’ll stitch with us around the virtual campfire all summer long!
Pick a theme for each monthly project; you can choose which to do when:
RELAX – Choose a simple, “mindless” pattern to put your stitching on cruise control.
RENEW – Pick a project that piques your interest with a new technique or will be an exciting challenge to keep you summer stitching mojo going.
REWARD – After stitching for everyone else, it’s finally time to make something for yourself.
The discussion thread in our GYI Group on Ravelry is here. You’ll be able to post your questions, chat, and WiP/FO pictures there. The fine print is all here. Choose your own patterns for June, July, and August or let our newest shop samples, below, inspire you. Since the GYI staff has made (or is currently making) all of these patterns, we’re happy to help you choose yarns and answer questions.
I’ll also be running an informal Christmas Ornament KAL throughout the summer in our Ravelry Group just for fun. It would be nice (but not necessary) to have a copy of 55 Christmas Balls to Knit by Arne & Carlos. A free pattern for similar “Julekuler” is available from the designer known as General Hogbuffer, Balls Up!, above. There are also plenty of other great patterns available on Ravelry – search for “ornament” and stand back.
Wondering what to take to Camp? Here are some recent and upcoming shop samples:
Our Shift* is coming soon in Ewe So Sporty from Ewe Ewe Yarns, and we’ve chosen Pima 100 from Berroco for our Sideways Tee*.
Who doesn’t like to add a few hats to their FO pile over the summer? Incise* offers 3 separate designs using Manos del Uruguay Maxima or similar worsted weight yarn with fascinating slipped-, twisted- and mosaic stitch patterns. Cinca* was worked in Linen Stonewash from Berroco, a perfect light layer for summertime breezes.
Stay tuned for announcements of future Camp GYI happenings, pop-up classes, and gatherings. Although this is virtual camp, and attendance at shop events is not required, we want to see lots of new and returning campers this summer!
Note: Patterns marked with an asterisk (*) available at GYI.