Thank you all for the wonderful comments and positive feedback on my Kathryn Margaret shawl. It means a lot to me. I’d be designing things for myself whether or not there was anyone else interested in them. To be able to share my patterns with other wonderful knitters is an honor.
So to say thank you, I’m having a little give-away! One lucky winner will get a the pattern for this shawl AND enough yarn to knit their very own.
The yarn used for this shawl is Mountain Colors 4/8s wool. It’s a great workhorse of a worsted weight yarn. soft enough to wear, durable enough to wear well. I’ve loved their colorways since WAAAY before I started designing. So when I needed a subtly variegated solid color for this shawl I reached out to them to see if they’d be interested in collaborating. I’m glad to say they were, and soon I had two lovely HANKS of 4/8’s in the Harmony Honey colorway:
I’m calling them HANKS because these suckers contain the yardage two skeins each. It’s how they’re put up for dying before re-skeining them for sale. That’s about 1000 yards of yarn total and I clearly did not use it all. I thought with all the cables that I might need upwards of 700 yards*. But this shawlette is knit out of just 450 yards!
Leave a comment on this post telling me about your first cabled project (or will this be your first?) On Friday the 18th (noon EST) I’ll pick a winner! And yes, international folks are welcome. I’d like to thank Mountain Colors for donating the yarn for this give away. You all know how much I love working with small independent companies!
*estimating how much yarn I need for a design, when I haven’t even got any to swatch with, is one of the trickiest parts. Once I have the yarn in hand and a swatch and a schematic made up it’s much easier to calculate the yardage needed for other sizes. Well- easier if you like dimensional analysis, which I do.