Here we go! It’s the final set of yarn spoilers for this season.
As always, these hints are designed not to give too much of the surprise away, but to help you plan and prepare if you like to cast on the minute the pattern is released.
So if that’s you: read on!
But if you like to be totally surprised, proceed with caution: the following yarn information and design hints contain minor spoilers
YARN SPOILERS FOR THE SIXTH SHAWL FROM THE SHAWL SOCIETY 5 AHEAD!
First: the pattern hints:
1. This is a fingering weight shawl. As always, if you have some lace weight or DK in your stash that you want to use, that would work too, just know the size and yarn quantities will shift along with your yarn choice.
2. This is a three-colour shawl: it has been designed with three skeins in mind, one light, one medium, and one dark.
3. How much contrast you want to have between these colours is up to you: you can get lovely effects with low-contrast yarns or a bold graphical look with high contrast. If you want to check the amount of contrast between three skeins, take a photo of them together and then change it to black and white: it will really help you see how much difference there is between them.
Onto all the detailed yarn requirements for the shawl!
Sample 1 was knit in Miss Click Clack Centre Place Single, a fabulous Aussie dyer. I just loved this yarn! (So did Sindy!) She dyes her special yarn in such small quantities that I’m not sure you’ll be able to get your hands on the exact colours I used, but she does have a lot of dreamy skeins listed, so I encourage you to check out her shop and have a play with colours. I know you’ll come up with something wonderful!
Here is a link to Miss Click Clack on Etsy, to see what wonderful colours are currently in stock
Sample 2 was knit in Louie & Lola’s BFL Nylon Fingering. If you’ve been following for a while, you know that I’m such a big fan of Karina’s gorgeous yarns.
She’s doing a special yarn update with kits for us on Saturday, 25th September at 9am AEST on the Louie & Lola website, so if you fall in love with this yarn like we did, this is your chance to nab a set for yourself.
Miss Click Clack Centre Place Single [100% Superwash merino; 360m/394yds per 100g skein], 3 x 100g skeins,
Colour A: Cream Tan
Colour B: None of Your Beeswax
Colour C: Melbourne Black
Louie & Lola BFL Nylon Fingering [80% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester, 20% Nylon 365m per 100gm skein]
3 x 100g skeins
Colour A: Sunrise Over South
Colour B: Bronte
Colour C: Woodland
Approximate yardage of fingering weight yarn used:
Colour A: 65g or 234m/256yds
Colour B: 65g or 234m/256yds
Colour C: 60g or 216m/237yds
4mm (US 6), 100cm (40″) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)
1 Stitch marker
25 sts/30 rows = 10cm (4″) in stockinette stitch after blocking
So there we are! The last set of spoilers. As always, I share this yarn information with you as a source of inspiration, not as any pressure to purchase. We love stash-diving, and we know that it’s not realistic for everyone to use the same yarn from the same dyers!
I’m really looking forward to sharing this final design with you. It’s been such a lovely season and such a pleasure to see all the magnificent shawls you’ve made so far.