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Wednesday April 19, 2017

Knitalong Wrap Up - Dash Shawl!

Here we are, all the way at the end of our shawl knitalong. It's been so much fun diving into a new color than the one I already knit, making new video content for you and of course seeing your shawls come to life. They are STUNNING!

 

I put the final touches on my shawl today and adore it. I opted for Dusty Pink Sister yarn and Golden White Pixie Dust. I went with the exact same lacing as my first shawl, a little boring but after experimenting I figured out that I just liked that best. I am excited to show this baby off today on my daily stroll to my regular coffee shop. Below I've highlighted the shawl pics I've seen on instagram that you've shared with #knitcollageKAL. I also started our very own pinterest board where I'll continue to add photos of the finished shawls as I see them.

 

Thank you so much to all of you who participated! I loved hosting this and hope to make the next one we do, even better, so if you have any feedback, please let me know. I'm all ears! I hope the photos of each other's work inspires you. My favorite part of a knitalong is always connecting with you and seeing you happy with your finished piece. It has been an honor. Let's keep making!

 

Ok, to start,here's me and my finished shawl, I'm loving it and already wore it all day yesterday.  Take a look at all the beautiful shawls knit by our community below. Definitely visit the Pinterest board to see them all!

Holy cow ~ Anne @ Flax&Twine's stunning shawl - I just about died when I saw this!

@lifeinwool stunning finished shawl in Rich Eggplant Sister yarn and India Henna Pixie Dust - soooo glad I got to see this combo come to life! Head to the pinterest board to see her in progress shots. These came out so beautifully and reminded me how much fun the process can be!

Stephanie from All About Ami's shawl - wow, right?! I loved seeing this color combination come to life as well. 

@merryberryco work in progress - how about that mug though?! 

@pvdplaats Soft Ivory version coming together! Can't wait to see it all finished up. 

 

Thank you all so much for participating! I hope to add to this post as you wrap up knitting these :) The winner of any 2 skeins is Deborah of @lifeinwool for her gorgeous photos all throughout the process! Loved seeing these pop up on IG this last month Deborah!

Big hugs and so much love, Amy @ Knit Collage

Monday April 17, 2017

Pillow knitalong wrap up!

posted by: Amy Small in home patterns, knitalong, pixie dust yarn, sister yarn

Here we are, all the way at the end of our little pillow knitalong! I had so much fun knitting this pillow with you and delving into more videos. I put the final touches on my pillow last weekend. In the end I opted for 4 pom poms in camel, mainly because I want it to match the other pillow I knit up. The multicolor pom poms seemed a little too busy! As a set, I think they'll look great in my living room or at the next yarn tradeshow I'm attending in June. Below I've highlighted the pillow pics I've seen on instagram that you've shared with #knitcollageKAL. I also started our very own pinterest board where I'll continue to add photos of the finished pillows as I see them. Thank you so much to all of you who participated! I loved hosting this and hope to make the next one we do, even better, so if you have any feedback, please let me know. I'm all ears! I hope the photos of each other's work inspires you. My favorite part of a knitalong is always connecting with you and seeing you happy with your finished piece. It has been an honor. Let's keep making!

Ok, to start,here's me and my finished pillow, being my silly self. 

Next up is  Sierra of Knitting Wonder's gorgeous pillow - holy cow that's a stunning photo, right?! She did hers in the sample color combination: Snowflake and Granola Girl Pixie Dust with Camel Sister. 

These make me so happy, love both variations so much! By @kristebee She did the sample color and then another one, the same as the other but with a bright Robins Egg Blue back/pom poms. I love the 2 variations she did for these! Such a pretty set.

@leahjillt knits are always jaw dropping! I love her color choice here. I was hoping someone would knit this one up, it's so rich and the tassels are a ton of fun!

@tangledhandknits pillow in the works, loving it so far!

@gaffneyanna your big happy smile is just the best! Love your pillow too :)

Thank you all so much for participating! I hope to add to this post as you wrap up knitting these :) I'm going to announce the prize winner in a few weeks time when I hope we get a few more finished projects completed. 

Big hugs and so much love, Amy @ Knit Collage

 

 

Wednesday April 12, 2017

Dash Shawl Knitalong Week 4

posted by: Amy Small

The time has come to weave in that Pixie Dust yarn, yahoo! This week is the FINAL week of the knitalong so my plea to you is to please, PLEASE, email me photos of your finished shawl or shawl-in-progress. Email me at amy@knitcollage.com Or share your pics on the knit collage facebook page or on Instagram with the hashtag #knitcollageKAL I'm going to post these in a round up blog post and also create a pinterest board where I'll share them all. This is truly the fun part - seeing each other's work. It may inspire you and make you think about the project in a different way or maybe it will just be a nice place to cheer each other on and say wow, that's stunning. Please, please share - thank you! Ok, let's get started.

 

Video 5: Customization overview

Things to consider:

* Start at the center of your shawl and work out

* For each vertical stripe of Pixie Dust yarn, measure the length of your shawl and add 12"-14". The extra yarn will become 6"-7" of fringe at the top and bottom along your shawl.

* After you have your cut length of Pixie Dust yarn, start from the bottom triangle side and work to the flat top edge, coming in through the back of the shawl at the first yarn over hole. See video for reference!

* We alternate yarn over rows and weave the Pixie Dust yarn through every other row, not every row.  

* To customize, consider creating your own vertical stripe pattern, weaving the yarn through every row or however you like...perhaps in clusters! You could also pick up another skein of Pixie Dust and do different colors!

* Lastly, I show you how to add the Sister yarn fringe in this video.

* One question that came up this week was how to secure the Pixie Dust yarn in your shawl using the Sister yarn fringe - here are a few photos to show you how to do that. 

Step 1 - lace your Sister fringe yarn through the bottom stitch of the shawl as you normally would - see pic below for reference.

Step 2 - lace your Pixie Dust yarn through the loop created by the Sister yarn - see pic below.

Step 3: Lace fringe as you normally would - leave Pixie Dust as is. Now the Pixie Dust yarn should be secured in by the fringe loop safely on the back side of your shawl.

 

That's it for this week guys! As always, get in touch if you need help and please share your work with me. I can't wait to see how they all come out!

XOXO ~ Amy

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