Go "bonkers" for the delectable "Sponge Cake" Shawl!
Kits in Mad Hatter from Wonderland Yarns ...
This wonderfully simple "Sponge Cake" shawl combines the best of two worlds ... a strikingly colorful piece and remarkably fun and easy knitting! Anything but ordinary, the "Sponge Cake" shawl lets you have your cake and wear it too!
Sponge Cake Shawl Kit
by Amy Loberg
Arftul color changes and bold stripes join together in squishy garter stitch to create this marvelous shawl. The center blocks are worked with the mini skeins in five different colors; the sides are then picked up to add long colorful stripes. Knit completely in garter stitch, this project is a piece of cake without any of the calories!
|Finished Size||14″ × 65″ after blocking|
Sponge Cake Shawl Kit
Shown in Cats in the Coffee/Un-Birthday/Dreamworld
32″ or longer Size US 6 [4.00mm] circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
|Gauge||20 sts = 4″ in garter stitch|
|Care Instructions||Care: Machine Wash, Cold, Dry Flat|
Stephanie (at Frabjous Fibers) and Amy put theirs heads together to bring you five delicious colorways … so grab a cup of tea, some needles and let the colors do the talking!
Each kit contains two full skeins of "Mad Hatter" yarn and one "Mad Hatter Mini Skein Pack" (and of course, the pattern). Mad Hatter is a sport weight superwash merino wool with excellent stitch definition. This yarn creates a super springy yet cozy fabric with lovely drape and flow. It’s hard not to lose your head over this curiously soft and wonderfully hand dyed yarn!
|Fiber Content||100% Superwash Merino Wool|
|Full Skein Yardage / Weight||344 yds in 113g|
|Mini Skein Pack Yardage / Weight||86 yds in 28g per skein - 5 skeins per pack (430 yds in 141g per pack)|
|Gauge||20 - 24 sts over 4″ on US 4 - 6 [3.50 – 4.00mm]|
|Care Instructions||Machine Wash, Cold, Dry Flat|
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Here’s how it works: The gals at Dream in Color pick one of their favorite yarns and dye it an exclusive color that is available only in the Dream Club kit, then pair up the new color with a new pattern. Once the limited edition color is gone – it’s gone!
December’s color is a mix of grass green, gray blue, and grey. The kit also includes a skein in Old Pueblo (a regular color), a soothing, mellow gray. Both yarns are Canyon, a 100% extra fine wool yarn in a wonderful aran weight that is grown, spun, and hand dyed in the USA!
The pattern is the “Deadwood Cowl,” a cozy cowl designed by Mercedes Tarasovich. The unique design creates a colorful reversible fabric that features two color brioche ribbing. The cowl uses simple centered increases to shape a stylish bandana point. It’s a great project for an introduction to brioche knitting, and perfect to keep you warm with the winter winds to come!
This cowl would make a great holiday gift for someone special – or a well-deserved treat for yourself for getting all of your holiday knitting done!
Psst! Most of our past Dream Club projects have sold out, but there are a scant few still left. Check them out, and get ’em before they’re gone!
Happy Knitting . . . . Amy
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