My friend Rachele recently completed watching Gilmore Girls and would occasionally text me, “OMG. Paris is the best!” or “OMG, I love Emily!” Or “Why do Lorelai and Rory consistently make the worst decisions possible?” #maxmedina #thedeanrendevous
And then came the text, “Um, Paris’ scarf is amazing and I totally want to knit it!”
Paris and Rory’s scarves are amazing. They are also double knit and way too much scarf for Phoenix at anytime of year, much less so this week when we are going to be in the 90s. I told Rachele I’d read something online about a GG scarf knit-a-long, with yarn kits and the patterns, and we could host our own. And then I took a closer look at the pattern and thought, “I’m never going to be able to wear that. It is going to take me a year to knit. And it is not going to be inexpensive. Hey! I know, maybe I should knit that Purl Soho dovetail scarf I’ve wanted to make forever instead.”
And that, friends, is how we came upon the Spring Knit-a-long (SKAL). Here are the rules:
- The first rule of the SKAL is you do not talk about the SKAL. (Just kidding. Tell anyone you want, especially those who love to knit.)
- Pick a scarf you want to knit.
- Knit it.
- Send me a photo of your project in the works, or completed, and ideally: you wearing the end result!
There is no timeline, no pattern and no need to stress. This is an open invitation to knit something pretty for your neck and show it off. That’s it. I think Rachele may just bite the bullet, learn to double knit, and make the Paris scarf — which she could rock in Colorado.
I bought a soft merino yarn in a buttery yellow and another skein in a royal purple. I hope to get started this weekend. I’ll share my progress here, and on Instagram.
Knit on, friends!