CH 135: The Summer Series: Aus Edition ctd

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Knitting on holidays and some Australian stories.

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Shawl Society Update:

Join us for the KAL for Asana, the third Shawl Society pattern! This marks the halfway point of the Shawl Society. I can’t believe it’s flying by so fast! It’s still not too late to join us.

  • Our Mini KAL for Asana will run until 4 September. I have some special prizes for this one, so be sure to post your FO in this thread by Sunday 4 Sept – end of day any time zone – for your chance to be in the prize draw.
  • Prizes from Eden Cottage Yarn and The Uncommon Thread.
  • If you want to take your time with this one, you’ll still be in the running for prizes in the general TSS KAL at the end of the session. I’ll be drawing from all the FO threads in November, so feel free to post your photos whenever you finish.

Asana Shawl

A gentle crescent shawl with flowing lace and garter sections, Asana is a lovely special occasion shawl, whether you’re preparing for one magical day or making an ordinary day magical through a bit of mindfulness. Optional beads add a flicker of light to its soft textures and quiet curves. Designed for lace or fingering weight yarn, it is delicate and light enough to wear even in the warmer months.

In yoga, Asana means “a position that is firm, but relaxed.” This attitude should be familiar to anyone who has ever learned to knit, or tried a new technique just outside of your comfort zone. Gritting your teeth and clenching your hands around your needles never helps. This shawl is a higher level of difficulty than the previous Shawl Society patterns: the lace is a bit more challenging and there are four rows where you are knitting lace rows on the wrong side. The actual stitches aren’t difficult, but you need to be in meditation mode (not multitasking mode!). Concentration, relaxation and focus will get you through to the graceful result you want.

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Happy knitting!

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