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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

Wednesday March 29, 2017

Dash Shawl Knitalong Week 2

Hi friends! I hope you've had a wonderful week diving into your Dash Shawl. I cannot wait to see all the different colorways come to life. I managed to get through 3 total repeats of the pattern and have found this pattern to be so soothing to knit. It just flows for me, how about you? Here's what we'll go over today: we'll review stitch counts, how to tell if the yarn over holes you've knit look correct, customizing your shawl length and lastly casting off. Let's get started :)

Dash Shawl Video 3

Things to keep in mind:

* After row 11, you'll have 26 stitches on your needles

* After repeating rows 2-11 again (two times), you'll have 46 stitches on your needles

* After repeating rows 2-11 a third time, you'll have 66 stitches on your needles. This is where I am. My shawl measures about 13.5" now, so a little more than halfway done. 

* I plan to repeat rows 2-11 about two more times, for a total of 5 repeats or until the width of my shawl measures 25".

* If you want your shawl shorter and smaller than this, consider casting off sooner than me according to what you like best. If you want it larger, keep knitting in the stitch of the pattern!

* You can cast off after any row of the pattern - it doesn't have to be after row 11 - just whenever your shawl is your desired length.

* Remember to cast off purl-wise as the pattern says.

* It's important that the yarn over holes you created throughout the pattern line up in a subtle zig zag pattern. This is a little tricky to see before you've blocked your piece. The holes zig zag by 1 stitch horizontally - see video and below detail photos for reference. I encourage you to make sure these yarn over holes look correct. Next week, we'll lace our Pixie Dust yarn through them to finish our shawl. It really does affect the total look of the shawl if they're not lining up correctly.

If you can try to finish up knitting the shawl portion and cast off. If you need more time to get there, let me know and I can slow down a little! I appreciate all the feedback and just want your projects to be a success.

 

If you're unsure how to bind off, here's a great video to watch. Just keep in mind that we'll be binding off in purl stitches, not knit stitches as shown there.  

 

Last but not least, let's talk about prizes. I briefly touched on this last week. I think the prize should go to the person who looks to happiest/most triumphant/excited about their pillow. So the photo has to be a selfie, with either the finished shawl or the yarn/knitting in progress and tagged with #knitcollageKAL . It doesn't have to be silly but it totally could be. It could just be you all blissed out and cozy with it. I'll pick a winner at the end AND the prize will be any 2 skeins of yarn of your choice!

 

Good luck and thank you so much for joining me on this knitalong! Please continue to share your work on social media with #knitcollageKAL and #knitcollage I love seeing these so darn much :)

xoxo ~ Amy

My piece so far ~

 

 

Tuesday September 20, 2016

The Stripe Story Scarf Pattern

posted by: Amy Small in cowl & scarf patterns, sister yarn, wildflower

Fall is in the air and I've been so busy with oh so many things. Last weekend I travelled to gorgeous Squam Lake in New Hampshire for the Squam Art Fair which was wonderful. I got to meet so many wonderful fiber folk that I've always admired from afar! Along with traveling, I've been getting ready for our big fall photoshoot and shipping orders out to stores. It's been a crazy few weeks since labor day!

 

Today, I'm thrilled to release a new pattern - an update to the Stripe Story Cowl pattern I love so much. In our Stripe Story Scarf, wooly Sister yarn and our cotton Wildflower yarn are knit together, creating a fluffy and voluminous maxi scarf. The two yarns are alternated throughout your knitting to make a stunning vertical stripe pattern. This knitting stitch looks all sorts of fancy but in reality is a cinch to knit. The tassels make this scarf a total statement piece too! I don't know about you but I am more than ready to start cozying up in giant maxi scarves again. Snag your copy of the pattern right here

Knit Collage Stripe Story Scarf Knitting Pattern

Knit Collage Stripe Story Scarf Knitting Pattern

Knit Collage Stripe Story Scarf Knitting Pattern

Knit Collage Stripe Story Scarf Knitting Pattern

Knit Collage Stripe Story Scarf Knitting Pattern

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