Did you ever see the play Annie..or maybe the movie? It has that catchy little tune, "Umaro, Umaro, I love you Umaro, you're always a day away..." Oh wait, it's tomorrow...oh well, doesn't matter, Umaro is actually what I love. Cozy and quick, Umaro is a beautiful throw designed by Jared Flood. Shirley Walker knit one, which she graciously loaned me - it's in the shop window - you should come see. We have the sample of it knit by Shirley Walker in our window you should come see. It's even prettier in person that the official picture from the pattern here.
Worked in super bulky yarn on size 15 needles, it's fun and fast to knit. I've had it in my queue to knit for over a year, and I'm starting it Saturday, February 4th. If you want to knit along with me, here are the skills you'll need for this project:
- Knit and purl
- Relaxed long-tail cast on
- Right-leaning and left-leaning decreases
- Chart reading
In case you're not quite up to speed on any of those skills, join us Wednesday, February 1st for a class on the Umaro stitch pattern. We'll work one repeat of the pattern so you'll get those skills and be perfectly comfortable with all aspects of the pattern. Bonus is that this can be your swatch too, so you can come to the knitalong Saturday, all ready to go! Class includes one skein of Ushya and the pattern. Bring or buy at class, US Size 15 needles. Choose afternoon 2:30-4:00 or evening 5:30-7:30. Click here for more info or to sign up.