Thursday, April 19, 2012

Time for a New KAL.

Maybe I should've ended that title with a question mark, because part of me says "what, already?" (that's the part that remembers a half-finished Panoramic Stole and a barely begun Rill Scarf from our recent KALs languishing in my works-in-progress basket...)

Yeah, so I'm not listening to that part of me today.

Because Kathy and I spent fun time yesterday pairing up colorways of Claudia Handpaints Fingering and Malabrigo Finito...



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...to knit the Sand and Sea Shawlette . Yes, it's time for a new knit-along! ***exclamation point!!!***

This will be our third KAL project from the ever-popular Coastal Knits book. We knitted the Rustling Leaves Beret last fall and the Panoramic Stole earlier this year - all of those projects turned out so well we wanted to knit another one. This shawlette seems like a perfect accessory for summer. It takes only 375 yards of fingering weight yarn, so you know it will be lightweight.  And the color options...well, that makes it perfect for a KAL!

The pattern suggests a main and contrast color (250 and 125 yards, respectively), but you could also choose a single skein of Madelinetosh or Malabrigo Sock and knit it in one color.  Kathy and I, we're definitely going the two-color route!

...now the only challenge is...which two colors to pick!






We'll be casting on next Friday (April 27, 2012) afternoon. Please do make plans to join us - in person is always fun, but virtually is ok, too. You can chime in on our Facebook page or Ravelry forum.

2 comments:

  1. Mary, is this pattern only found in the Coastal Knits book? I liked the Cambrian Cowl that was featured on their website, I didn't know if this is a book or just patterns.

    Thanks,
    Brenda

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    1. yes, this pattern is only found in the Coastal Knits book. that book contains 10 patterns (and lovely photographs and writing about the pacific and atlantic coasts that inspired the designs) - highly recommend!

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