March 16 2016 – Holly
It's almost time! Are you ready to dive into our "Waiting for Rain" Spring Knitalong? If you haven't already signed up, it's not too late to join in for all the fun, which will be kicking off tomorrow, March 17th. What do you need to do? It's easy: 1) Pop over to the KAL thread on Ravelry and say "I'm in!" 2) Grab the pattern on Ravelry here. 3) Purchase supplies: tomorrow is the last day to take advantage of our special Spring KAL discount; use the code SKAL16 when you checkout online for 10% off the yarn for your shawl! That includes 3 gorgeous Townhouse Yarns: Grafton 4 ply, Fade Street 4ply and Camden Tweed, as well as Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal and Louisa Harding Pitture. So, how much do you need? We've got you covered: 2 x Townhouse Yarns Grafton 4ply (approx â‚¬44.90, discount included) 2 x Townhouse Yarns Fade St 4ply (approx â‚¬46.70, discount included) 2 x Townhouse Yarns Camden Tweed (approx â‚¬41.30, discount included) 2 x Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal (approx â‚¬26.90, discount included) 2 x Louisa Harding Pittura (approx â‚¬25.10, discount included) In addition to the yarn, you'll also need the following: 4mm long circular needle (at least 80cm, although 100cm might be more comfortable as your work grows), 25 Stitch Markers to keep track of short rows (optional), darning Needle for ends, and pins for blocking your beautiful finished shawl. It's that simple! You can also keep an eye out for tips and techniques here on the blog, and check out the Ravelry thread to get help, share your notes and photos of your progress, and just chat about this lovely pattern. Assistance is also available in-store, if you ever need any guidance with techniques or have any questions about the pattern. Don't forget: Everyone who has finished their shawl by Sunday 15th May will be entered in to a prize draw to win a bundle of Softsweater shawl patterns (with kind thanks to Sylvia for supporting our KAL). We will then also provide the winner with the yarn needed to knit one shawl of their choice from the range. So, what are you waiting for? Get your needles ready and join us in the KAL starting tomorrow, and kick off Spring with a gorgeous new shawl!