As I’m sure you know that I’ve been working on a design with some Sweet Fingering yarn from Candy Skein. That design is now finished and we’d love to offer a KAL for it!
Sweet Summer is a small shawl that uses only 1 skein of Sweet Fingering (438 yds). It’s great for a first shawl project or something to use up those gorgeous single skeins you have in your stash. It features basic knit and purl stitches with simple increases and yarn overs. Textural changes reveal a graphic sun ray pattern branching into an easy lace border meant to mimic the way light and heat radiate from the sun’s surface.
- Start Date: April 15, 2013
- End Date: May 15, 2013
- The KAL will be held in SillyLittleLady’s Group
- Coupon Code for 20% off the Ravelry pattern and 15% off yarn from Candy Skein: sweetsummerkal
- The coupon code will be valid until April 16th for those participating in the KAL
- There will be a giveaway package mailed to one lucky winner chosen by random number generator of those who link pictures of a finished project by May 16th to the Pattern Projects.
Please play along on Instagram! Take a picture of your yarn, wip, anything about the KAL and tag both @candyskein and @thesillylittlelady along with the tag #sweetsummerkal.
All members who produce a finished shawl will be entered to win a giveaway package, just don’t forget to link it to the pattern page on Ravelry so that I can enter you!
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Tagged candy skein, design, giveaway, kal, knit along, knitting, pattern, shawl, shawlette, sweet fingering, sweet summer rays
I told you I had a surprise for you today! I’m releasing my Sunny Grey Skies Shawlette Pattern on Ravelry, Craftsy and Etsy – so pick your favorite venue and scope it out
a perfect light layer
A perfect layer for when the sun and the clouds are battling it out and you want something soft around your neck and shoulders, this shawl is sure to become a fast favorite. The lace border is knit first then stitches are picked up and worked inward to the center. Momentum is gained rather than lost as the number of stitches per row decreases the farther in you get.
Easily sized up or down depending in gauge
Finished Measurements: 49 inches (124.5 cm) across x 18 inches (46 cm) deep after blocking
36” US 6 (4.00mm) Circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)
500 yards of sock or fingering weight yarn in Color B
300 yards of sock or fingering weight yarn in Color A
4 Stitch markers
Gauge: 6 sts x 7.5 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch
I bet you’re all wondering what happened with that secret lace project I was teasing you with a while back huh?
Well, after I decided that the sample I’d knit was too small, I frogged back a ways then began to reknit it larger. This didn’t bother me, I’d rather rip back and create something that utilizes the yarn efficiently and will keep me warm this coming winter. I don’t know if you’ve ever frogged anything that’s been blocked before, but it left me with some of the cutest, most uniform little crimps ever.
Little yarny zippers
Aren’t they darling?
So there I was, happily re-knitting along and one day I came home from work to find this mess:
Sorry for the crappy photo, let just say the entire situation was crappy
The dogs had decided to “unwrap” my frogged package and let me tell you, they’re lucky it was salvageable and they didn’t cause too much damage.
I might be dog-less if they did.
Needless to say, that took a while to figure itself out but the shawlette is back on track and things are coming along swimmingly if a bit slowly what with work and Christmas knitting already underway. I promise to have more to show you soon, I’m working on the life-work-knitting-having-fun balance and I think it’s starting to work itself pretty well.
How do you balance everything?
Happy Wednesday everyone!
I was having some difficulties with the Malabrigo lace project that I keep teasing you with and so I put it down for a while (“a while” means for an evening, didn’t even make it 24 hours before I had to pick it up again) to try and let the creative juices flow and magic to happen.
I decided that I was trying to make it too difficult and it wasn’t necessary to whip out complicated patterns and numbers to prove to the knitting and designing world that I’m capable and instead I’ve opted to Keep It Simple Silly (yes, yes, I know how that acronym usually ends, but, I mean, I am Silly Little Lady afterall).
today is the morning after the rain, can you sense that in the photo?
The shawlette/scarf is plugging along whenever I have the time to knit on it some and I gotta say, I am very pleased with this simplicity and awesomeness that is unfolding. As I’ve mentioned before, this will also need test knitters sometime in the hopefully-near future and if you’re interested in helping me out, drop me a line!
Wanna see more WIPs? Skip on over to Tami’s blog to read other yarny adventures!
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Tagged alpaca, knit, knitting, lace, malabrigo, merino, scarf, shawl, shawlette, wip, wip wednesday