COVID-19 UPDATE: Mandated Closure

Dear Friends,

Governor Sisolak announced on March 21, 2020, that all non-essential businesses must close. While I think we are essential to our collective sanity, I understand that the government does not feel the same way. So we are shutting down for the time being. We will be able to do some small package shipping a couple of times a week so you can contact us through email (askus@pioneeryarn.com) or by Facebook Messenger if we can help you through this crisis.

In the meantime, how about a virtual knit-a-long? I have a pattern written up for a sock weight mitered square blanket. Use your leftover scraps of sock/fingering weight yarn and make as many squares as you want. Any color is fine. Once we are back together, bring me your squares. I will put them together and we will raffle off the resulting blanket with the money going to our favorite charity, Alice's Embrace! The pattern is in the box below.

Stay home, be well, and know that we are doing this to protect each other!

Laura, Kim, and Mary
askus@pioneeryarn.com

Virtual Knit-a-Long

Fingering weight (sock) yarn mitered square
Each square takes about 3 grams of yarn-makes a square about 3x3 inches

US Size 2 (2.75 mm) needles (change your needle size if your square is much bigger-go down a size or smaller-go up a size)

Cast on 43 stitches
Row 1 (WS) Knit all stitches
Row 2 (RS) knit 20 stitches, place a marker, Slip 1 stitch knitwise, K2 tog, pass the slipped stitch over. Knit to end of row
Row 3 Knit to marker, take marker off, knit one more stitch, and replace marker. Knit to end of row
Row 4 Knit to marker, slip marker, Sl1, K2tog, Pass slipped stitch over, knit to end.

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until you have only one stitch left. Cut a tail and bring through last stitch.
Weave in ends and block to 3x3 inches.
Bring back any squares you make and Laura will put the blanket together. We will raffle it off and raise some money for Alice's Embrace!

WS-Wrong Side               RS-Right side
K2tog-Knit two stitches together              

Sl1-Slip one stitch knitwise