Membership to The Shawl Society Season III is open today, and the yarn-choosing frenzy has begun! Anticipation and energy are running high, and I wanted to make sure that everyone has access to the information they need to pick the perfect skeins for our first shawl of the season. I’ve sent out several yarn hint emails over the past few weeks and now I’ll be posting all the details here on the blog for quick reference and for anyone who isn’t on the mailing list. (Not on the list and want to be among the first to get these kinds of emails? Join the Curious Handmade mailing list here!)
Secret shawl hints:
- This pattern has one size, and is knit in a fingering weight yarn.
- I used singles because I love the drapey feel of the fabric, but any 4 ply/sock yarn would work perfectly.
- This is a two-colour design, but would also look lovely in a single colour.
Yarn needed is fingering weight yarn, 3 skeins of 366m/400yds per 100g skein: for exact yardage used in sample see below.
La Bien Aimee; Merino Singles [100% superwash merino; 366m/400yds per 100g skein], 3 x 100g skeins,
Colour A: Curious Handmade x 2 skeins
Colour B: Shaela x 1 skein
Actual yarn amounts used for sample in a fingering weight single ply yarn:
Colour A: 155g, 568m/620yds
Colour B: 65g, 238m/260yds
4mm (US 6), 100cm (40″) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)
Circus Tonic Handmade
Hannah from Circus Tonic Handmade in Australia has been inspired by the Secret Garden theme to create kits in Circus Single Ply, a Merino silk cashmere luxury edition…and a sparkly one in the Fireworks base!
Circus Tonic Handmade will have an update in their Etsy shop today Monday May 21st. She’s going to ship all orders by May 25th before her shop closes for holidays, so don’t hesitate to jump in there and grab your skeins before she goes!
Across the pond in the US, Suburban Stitcher is offering some truly gorgeous sets for this shawl. Dianne has created two spectacular nature-inspired colour combos in her Single Sock base (100% superwash merino single ply yarn; 400 yds/100 grams.)
Color A – Jon Snow x 2 skeins
Color B – Walnut x1 skein
Color B – Bluebird x 1 skein
I want to say a huge thank you to all these marvelous dyers…I can’t wait to see the shawls you’ll make with yarns this gorgeous. I have even more beautiful suggestions on the way from some more secret dyers scattered around the globe later this week, so the yarn enabling will continue, in the grand tradition of The Shawl Society! Sign up to the newsletter or check back here on Weds.