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Feather Dance Shawl in Mountain Colors’ Silkdance

Care to Dance?  Knit the "Feather Dance Shawl" ...
Featuring Mountain Colors' NEW Silkdance!

Amy pulled out all the stops when the ladies at Mountain Colors asked her to come up with a design to celebrate their 25th Anniversary. On top of that, they asked her to knit it in their brand new and totally luscious fingering weight Silkdance yarn. Seriously, wait until you see the sheen on this new yarn ... drool!

The beautiful Feather Dance Shawl takes inspiration from a doily Amy's grandmother designed back in 1942. She transformed the petal designs of the original pattern into large, beautiful feather motifs. This elegant shawl is perfect for a evening out or the theater and is exquisite enough for a bride to wear!

Be the first to knit with this new yarn!
Pre-order Silkdance ... it arrives in May and will be on your needles a few days later.

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Feather Dance Shawl by Amy Loberg

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This crescent shaped shawl has four meticulously designed lace motifs that flow gracefully from one to the next ... an enjoyable knit for the more experienced lace knitter. Instructions are provided in both written and chart form with additional notes for a few lines of the chart. The shawl is finished with a crochet bind off for a neat edge. The luxurious wool/silk blend and gorgeous hand dyed colors of Silkdance yarn lend themselves perfectly to this show-stopping shawl!

Finished Size 56" wide and 21" tall, blocked
Materials 2 skeins of Mountain Colors Silkdance
Shown in Icicle
Yardage 820 yards
Needles
32" or longer Size US 5 [3.75mm] circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge 22 sts = 4″ in Stockinette Stitch
Notions
US D [3.25mm] crochet hook for bind off
Skill Level Experienced

"Feather Dance Shawl"   |   Mountain Colors Silkdance   |   Shown in Icicle

YARN

NEW! - Silkdance 

Mountain Colors' “Silkdance" yarn is a beautiful merino wool and silk blend yarn that moves effortlessly through your fingers! Very soft and cuddly, Silkdance has beautiful silk sheen and drape, and it has natural strength and durability without stuffy man made fibers.  Best of all it has the washability of a superwash wool!

This fingering weight yarn begs to be made into an exquisite shawl, but would also look fabulous as an elegant sweater or pair of cozy socks!

We've got eight beautiful colors of Silk Dance to tempt your needles ... see them below. Silkdance is also available for special order in almost all of the current colorways from Mountain Colors!

Fiber Content 75% Superwash Merino Wool / 25% Silk
Yardage / Weight 430 yards in 100g
Gauge 24-28 sts over 4″ on US 2-4 [2.75-3.50mm]
Care Instructions Hand Wash, Dry Flat

Sock of the Month: “Spring in Japan” Socks

Meander through a cloud of pink blossoms in our "Spring in Japan" socks ...
Featuring Zen Yarn Garden's Serenity 20 yarn!

The ethereal blossoms of cherry trees are celebrated around the world, including in Washington, D.C. whose famous cherry trees were a gift of friendship from Japan in 1912 and 1965. But the most magical place to enjoy the blossoms is in Japan!

Every spring, people across Japan flock to parks, gardens and temples to partake in the annual ritual known as Hanami. This long standing custom of welcoming spring with a picnic and viewing of the beautiful "sakura" blossoms is a wonderful tradition.

In Japan, cherry blossoms are a symbol of clouds and an enduring metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life. With our "Spring in Japan" Socks you can capture the essence of the beautiful blooms to wear year round!

Bonus: Get the pattern FREE with purchase of Zen Yarn Garden's Serenity 20 Yarn!

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Spring in Japan Socks

by Amy Loberg

Pattern FREE with purchase of
Serenity 20

These delightful toe up socks feature an exquisite blossom lace pattern that runs up the front of the sock, with a smaller blossom running up the back. Panels of stockinette stitch on each side accentuate the beautiful blooms. Knit in sumptuous Serenity 20, the sock also features a full gusset and pretty eye of partridge heel. You'll love wearing these socks anytime you need a burst of spring color!

Finished Sizes

7" (8", 9") approximate foot circumference

Yardage

350 (370, 400) yards (1 skein)

Materials

1 x  Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20

Shown in Pink Orchid

Needles

24" US 2 [2.75mm] circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge

32 sts = 4" in Stockinette

Hook

US C [3.00mm] crochet hook to cast on

Skill Level

Intermediate

"Spring in Japan" Socks   |   Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20  |   Shown in Pink Orchid

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YARN

Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20

Serenity 20 is wonderfully soft and squishy wool blend yarn. Beautifully saturated colors add depth to this tightly plied yarn.  It has a good helping of cashmere, so anything you knit will feel cozy against your skin! Create a pair of soft, warm socks or a lacy, luxurious shawl.

Fiber Content

70% Superwash Merino Wool / 20% Cashmere / 10% Nylon

Yardage / Weight

400 yds in 100g

Gauge

28 - 32 sts over 4" on US 1– 3 [2.25 – 3.25mm]

Care Instructions

Hand Wash, Dry Flat

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Michelle “Knit-Purl-Hunter’s” Adorable Ewe KAL

Join Michelle Hunter's "Adorable Ewe Baby Sweater" Knit-Along ...

Featuring HiKoo's Simpliworsted Yarn ... 20% Off!

It's not too late! ... Michelle (a.k.a. Knit-Purl-Hunter) has just started her next mystery KAL ... knit a baby sweater, the Adorable Ewe!

This sure-to-be cute sweater is knit in the soft Simpliworsted yarn and is brimming with essential sweater knitting skills. When you're done, you will have the perfect gift for your favorite baby or grandbaby! As always, we're delighted to help you find all the information you'll need to join the knit along and knit the project!

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The Project

Michelle's knit alongs (KALs) are mystery knit alongs. So there are no preliminary photos ... only a general of descriptions of the finished project. But she has told us that the baby sweater has a sheep-theme and will be way too cute to miss! ... checkout the sheep buttons!

The sweater is sized to fit a 6 month old baby and is appropriate for a boy or girl. Pick a boy or girl color ... or a gender neutral color if you are still waiting for the gender reveal!

All of the techniques Michelle uses will be supported by her video tutorials and she answers questions daily on her website and Ravelry group. Michelle's instructions, tutorials and videos have made her KALs extremely popular ... think of her KAL as an online class, worth far more than the price of admission — which is, of course, Free!!

After May 15 the pattern will no longer be free on KnitPurlHunter.com, but will be available for $6 as a Ravlery ePattern.

The Adorable Ewe Knit-Along
Started
Thursday, April 6th
It's not too late to get in on the Fun!

The KAL is FREE and Skacel is sponsoring a drawing for one grand prize and two second place prizes. For more information on prizes and how to enter visit SkacelKnitting.com.

You can also connect, ask questions, share photos, and get help via the Knit Purl Hunter KAL Ravelry group. You're also encouraged to share progress photos to the FiberWild and Friends group on Ravelry.

Schedule

Segment

Date

First

April 6, 2017

Second

April 13, 2017

Third

April 20, 2017

Fourth

April 27, 2017

The pattern will be released in four weekly installments, so each Thursday the next part of the pattern is revealed. Thus the mystery! This KAL started on Thursday, April 6th and continue on the 13th, 20th and 27th

The pattern and videos will be available at KnitPurlHunter.com/KAL where you can post questions as well. You can also connect via the Knit Purl Hunter Ravelry group. Questions are typically answered daily. The video lessons along with the forums let knitters of all skill levels participate and get whatever help they need. It's like having a knitting tutor 24/7!

Materials

Materials

2 x  Simpliworsted - Main Color - 20% Off!

1 x  Simpliworsted - White or Natural (sheep color)  -  20% Off!

1 x  Simpliworsted - Black (sheep accent) - 20% Off!

Finished Sizes

One size: Infant Six months

Needles

24"  US 9 [5.50mm] circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge

32"  US 8 [5.00mm] circular needles

Note: If larger needle size is adjusted, remember to adjust both needles!

Gauge

16 sts and 24 rows = 4" in Stockinette

Notions

4 x 5/8" buttons - Get the adorable Sheep buttons here!

Skill Level

Intermediate

The Yarn

HiKoo's "Simpliworsted" is a buttery soft yarn that is available in a huge selection of vibrant colors. Machine washable, this perfect all around worsted weight yarn is wonderful for just about any project!

Fiber Content

55% Superwash Wool / 28% Acrylic / 17% Nylon

Yardage / Weight

140 yarns in 100g skeins

Gauge

16 sts over 4" on US 10 [6.00mm]

Skill Level

Machine Wash, Dry Flat

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