For eccentricity sake instead of numbering let’s categorise our 4 options by the aforementioned seasons, like some refreshing way to name a sports or quiz team at school.
Winter: You can just bring your beautiful self. No needles. No wool. Just you. wild & grace has a box of random donated wool and a few differing sizes of bamboo knitting needles. Some-other-beautiful-one will teach you or remind you how to knit and you can practice knitting a square with the borrowed gear.
Spring: You can bring your own knitting project and join the conversation and cake.
Summer: Acquire knitting needles and choose some wool (I encourage you buy sheep rather than polyester) and come to learn to knit an easy baby hat. Pattern and tricks of how to achieve the pattern will be shared. You’ll need a ball of 4 ply wool. One pair of size 3 NZ needles and one pair of size 3.25 NZ needles.
Autumn: Acquire knitting needles and choose some wool (I encourage you buy sheep rather than polyester) and come to learn to knit a baby blanket. Pattern and tricks of how to achieve the pattern will be shared. This is a more expensive and lengthy option to ‘Summer’. You’ll need 7 balls of 8 ply wool (the recipe recommends merino, as it’s softer to wear and washes well). These balls need to be different colours. Either a circular needle size 7 US, or one pair of size 4.5 NZ needles.
Where to buy yarn and needles in Tauranga?
Creative Outlook – Shop 6, 314 Maunganui Rd, Mt Maunganui
Free parking at rear of shop, parks 46 & 47 Ph: 07 572 3209
Tauranga Knitting Centre – 11th Ave Plaza Ph: 571 8892
Spotlight – Gate Pa Shopping Centre Ph: 07 929 7260
Upon reflection I’ve been a little biased towards the bambinas with suggested knitting projects above. If you’d prefer to be a little more self focused you could knit an easy scarf.
What you’ll need to knit a scarf:
2 large balls of 8 ply yarn and 1 pair of size 4 NZ needles
6 balls of 4 ply yarn and 1 pair of size 8 NZ needles
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