The GREAT Summer Tee Make-A-Long

We’ve got the fever for a SUMMER TEE! You’re invited to a Knit-A-Long / Crochet-A-Long for that Summer Tee that’s in your queue!

Susan just bound off her project. With nothing on her needles, she’s throwing on a Summer Sorrel in Robin’s Promise Yarn Co.’s Exotic Birds In Flight. Joan caught the Summer Sorrel fever and so did her daughter!

We figure you may be feeling the same… That longing for warmer weather! So YOU’RE INVITED! The GREAT SUMMER TEE Make-A-Long!

This KAL/CAL starts NOW and goes through June 30! Drop on in at The Flying Needles or head over to the website ( and click SHOP to purchase your yarn for your favorite Summer Tee. Purchase enough yarn for that tee and get a $6 coupon toward a Summer Tee pattern of your choice on Ravelry. Or dive into your stash and grab your favorite yarn from The Flying Needles or Robin’s Promise Yarn Co. and cast on with us!


You KNOW we have to have PRIZES, right?!?

We’ve got two First Across the Finish Line prizes, one for sizes XS to Large and the 2nd prize for the First Across the Finish Line in sizes 2x – 6x.

We’ve got four random prizes (or more if the fancy strikes).

A prize to the person who posts the most different progress photos to the thread will win a sweet prize, too!

Then there’s the Grand Prize. This prize will be randomly chosen from all the posted completed projects in the Finished Object Thread posted with pictures by midnight June 30.

The last prize is The People’s Choice Award! The finished object with the most LOVE CLICKS will be declared the winner!

Start whenever you want. Join our Zoom Open Stitching at 5 pm on Wednesdays (EDT) to show off your progress. Random prizes will be given during these sessions. The Great Summer Tee Make-A-Long will be run through FlyingNeedlesVa Ravelry Group page.

Anyone can participate, but to qualify for prizes:

  1. Your yarn must have been purchased from The Flying Needles and/or Robin’s Promise Yarn Co.
  2. You must post a picture of your finished object to The Flying Needles Ravelry thread for the KAL. If you can’t post your picture to the thread, you can bring your finished object to the shop and let us take your picture holding the finished object. We will post your pic to our Ravelry account and in the KAL/CAL thread.
  3. We will add rules as we get questions.

We’re just in the mood to have a little fun, and what more fun that to get that Summer Tee done in a group setting! YOU ARE INVITED! We hope that you’ll join us!

As always, please call us at the shop if you have any questions – (757) 345-3655.

For those who aren’t familiar with the term, a Knit-A-Long/Crochet-A-Long is a group of people who come together and knit/crochet for a common purpose or project – in this particular case, we’re doing this for the sheer FUN FACTOR! If you’ve never done one, here are some common confusions: This is not a class and you do not have to be present. If you ever just wanted to make the same thing with a group of people to be inspired, that’s what’s at the heart of this Make-A-Long. A MAL also helps those people who say they can never complete something!


Here are some suggestions if you’re stumped:

Anker’s Summer Shirt DK

Wutton (DK)

Summer Sorrel (Fingering)

Talavera (Fingering)

Umbrellas (Fingering)

Navelli (Fingering Colowork)

Rattlesnake (DK Colorwork)

Sipila (Fingering Colorwork)

Rift (Sport or DK)

Tappan Zee Cardigan (DK)

Prairie Fire (DK))

Derecho (DK – available for Berroco Drop Ship program)

The V-Back Tee (Fingering)

Laia (Fingering)

Soldota (DK)

Spring Sorrel (DK)

Ripple Lake Cardigan (Fingering)

Alice (Fingering)


C3 Crochet Crop Cardigan (Worsted)

Huldra Sweater (Fingering)

Ada Lacy Shells Top (Fingering)

Latticework Cardigan (DK)

Runaround (DK)

Orchid Top (Fingering)

Sandbar Cardi (Worsted)

Chelsea Cardigan (Fingering)

Pride Yoke (DK)

The Atlas Crop (Fingering)