Two Amazing Shawls ... One Knit, One Crochet ... You Choose!
Featuring HiKoo's Rylie - 20% Off ...
Knit the Rose Wedge shawl or crochet the Byzantine ... either of these stunning shawls will turn heads ... and the e-pattern is FREE with purchase of HiKoo's Rylie yarn. We are featuring the amazing hand-dyed Power Pink colorway for both shawls ... knit or crochet ... you choose!
Bonus: Get the pattern FREE with purchase of HiKoo's Rylie!
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Knit the Rose Wedge Shawl
by Amy Loberg
A beautiful lace pattern triangle sits atop a solid garter stitch wedge to create this slightly asymmetrical shawl. The wedge is knit first, then short rows are worked to create the lace triangle. The Rose Wedge Shawl is large enough to wear wrapped, drapey enough to lie beautifully around your neck, and soft enough that you will wear it all year long!
Crochet the Byzantine Shawl
by Amy Loberg
Looking for a simple, toss-on accessory to keep warm? Check out this elegant shawl! The relatively simple but well designed shawl looks both stunning and timeless but is not hard to crochet. With a gentle crescent-shape, a lovely half circle stitch pattern and a beautiful openwork edging inspired by Byzantine architecture ... this shawl is a joy to wear!
HiKoo's “Rylie” is a unique, luxurious natural blend yarn. Linen adds a rustic look to Rylie, baby alpaca adds softness and the mulberry silk adds drape and a hint of sheen. Great for any season, this sport weight yarn would make a soft cozy shawl or fun unique top.
|Fiber Content||50% Baby Alpaca / 25% Mulberry Silk / 25% Linen|
|Yardage / Weight||274 yds in 100g|
|Gauge||24 sts over 4″ on US 3 - 4 [3.25 - 3.50mm]|
|Care Instructions||Hand Wash Cold, Dry Flat|
More Projects on Ravelry
|The Malabrigo Merinos|
For the month of December we have all of our Malabrigo yarns on sale at 20% off!
Malabrigo (pronounced maul a-bree go) started when two brothers-in-law in Uruguay began dying yarn in the kitchen in 2005. Their colors were popular, and they started selling to yarn shops in the U.S., then expanded to Europe. They soon outgrew their kitchen and started a mill in nearby Montevideo.
Malabrigo strives to be as green a possible in their business. They have their own flock of merino sheep, and as they have grown they also purchase wool … but only from Uruguayan farmers who allow their sheep to live free-range through the hills and are herded by actual old-fashioned shepherds. Once the wool is brought to the mill, it is dyed using solar-powered water heaters. Their Superwash manufacturing process meets Oeko-Tex standards, which means their yarn is free from harmful substances often found in manufacturing. Their employees are mostly women, who often have few employment opportunities in Uruguay.
|Mechita in English Rose|
All of our in-stock Malabrigo yarns are on sale – that’s 10 different yarns and a gorgeous array of colors for each one! It’s impossible to narrow it down to my number-one favorite, but here are my top three:
|Silkpaca in Bobby Blue|
Because all Malabrigo yarns are hand-dyed, be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project. There is quite a bit of variation between the different lots. That’s what makes hand-dyed yarn so unique – but it can also become frustrating when you’re nearing the end of your skein before your project is complete!
Why the funny name? Malabrigo means “bad shelter.” There is a town named Mal Abrigo in Uruguay, but also a number of other towns with the same name throughout South America. In the days of travel by horse or on foot, weary travelers needed a safe, warm place to stop for the night. A Mal Abrigo is a place to stop where people can sit by warm fires and knit cozy wool hats, sweaters, blankets and scarves! Exactly the sort of place where I like to be!
Happy Knitting . . . . Amy
Are you watching it? Season five of Game of Thrones started two weeks ago, and it’s all we’ve been talking about!
We just can’t get enough of the headstrong, independent heroine Arya Stark! It’s easy to understand how the dirty-faced young noblewoman masquerading as a boy (with her own named sword, no less!) could turn out to be the most bad-a** character on the show. She’s become a rallying point for Thrones fans around the world. Arya – simply put – rocks!
So when we asked Mountain Colors to create another exclusive FiberWild! Game of Thrones colorway, it was easy to agree on Arya as our inspiration. Arya’s signature garment is a tunic constructed of woven strips of leather laced together. It’s perfect for a swordfighting young woman avenging her family’s deaths, but it’s not easy to fit a tunic into a modern wardrobe. Instead, The Nymeria Wrap uses the linear shaping of the tunic adapted into a wrap that can be worn around the shoulders or bunched around the neck. Knit with Mountain Colors’ wonderfully soft River Wash Sport yarn, this simple design uses blocks of stockinette stitch interspersed with garter ridges and short row triangles to resemble Arya’s tunic.
|The Nymeria Wrap|
Bonus: The Nymeria Wrap pattern is free with the purchase of Mountain Colors River Wash Sport in any colorway!
Super Bonus: All Mountain Colors yarns are on sale for 20% off until the end of April!
So how does a swordfighting young woman keep her wrap in place while forging her own destiny? With a shawl closure, of course. Letting your wrap drape gracefully over your shoulders is fine while watching Game of Thrones on a Sunday evening, but when you are on the move, whether you are escaping from a castle imprisonment or bringing in the groceries, a closure will keep your warp neatly in place.
So which is best for you?
|Jul Leather Pedestal Button|
I chose the brown leather Jul pedestal button for the Nymeria wrap. The pedestal button works similar to a screw back earring – you gently work the screw on the front of the button in-between your stitches, then screw the back on from the other side. A pedestal button is very secure, but doesn’t require the commitment, sewing or planning of regular buttons.
We’re always happy to help you out with your color choice and pattern suggestions. Just don’t call me on Sunday evenings – I’ll be eagerly watching Game of Thrones while wearing my Nymeria Wrap!
Happy Knitting . . . . Amy