Sunday, June 06, 2010

Knit A Little... Cup Corset!

On June 13th (10am-4pm), L’Arche Calgary – which creates homes and a welcoming community for people with developmental disabilities – is hosting its first annual “Give A Little Knit for L’Arche” knit-a-thon event at Eau Claire Market here in Calgary. This coincides with Knit In Public Day, and you can knit, spin, crochet, or futz with fibers however you like.

There are a number of ways to participate - if you're curious, check out
L'Arche Calgary's Give A Little Knit website . I'd thought of volunteering to help teach beginners, but a) other plans & b) I'm a weird knitter. Instead, I've designed a free little pattern, for the beginners at the fundraiser - and everywhere - to use.

Behold, the Knit A Little... Cup Corset! It's a very simple little garter stitch rectangle that laces up to give a delightful and adjustable cup corset. The cup corset is an ideal beginner knit - it's small, it's simple, it's rewarding, and (if you drink a lot of hot beverages in paper cups) it's practical. (And the pattern is free. And it uses up scraps of Kureyon. What's not to like?)

You will need the pattern, about 25m (10g) of Kureyon, a set of 4.5mm needles, a darning needle, and either someone to teach you, or a grasp of basic knitting (cast on, knit, cast off, bind in ends).
Here's the link to the pattern: download now .
I hope you enjoy this, whether it's at L'Arche's fundraiser, or any other time!

A little bit more about L'Arche Calgary :
L’Arche Calgary is a place where people with developmental disabilities and those who share life with them live in a community designed to bring out the best of all members, mentally, physically and spiritually. L’Arche Calgary strives to create an atmosphere of acceptance and growth, while encouraging meaningful relationships between members.
•$50 will buy art supplies for L’Arche’s day program.
•$100 will keep the lights on in a L’Arche home for a few weeks.
•$500 will keep a L’Arche wheelchair-accessible van on the road for a month, providing a member a critical lifeline to the community.
L’Arche Calgary has five homes in Calgary, a Supported Independent Living Program, the Tamarack Day Program and a spiritual center.
L’Arche Calgary is part of an international federation of L’Arche communities, founded by Jean Vanier. Today, there are 135 L’Arche communities in 36 countries around the world.

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