Friday, February 1, 2013

Truckee Shawlette KAL and Red for Heart Health Month!

So are we ready?   Today is the day to start (or resume) knitting your Truckee Shawlette!!!  If you're not yet ready, no worries! I'm not quite ready to start today either!  I've gotten a little behind in my Downton MKAL knitting and haven't yet wound my yarn for my shawlette into balls.  That will be my homework for tonight!

In case you've missed the pertinent information, we will be starting this KAL today, February 1st and it will continue until March 8th, so you have plenty of time!  This a great project for working on when you need a break from your other projects because you can just cruise. If you aren't familiar with this pattern it is the Truckee Shawlette, our free pattern from December 2012 and it features Malabrigo Lace Superwash. We are the only ones selling this yarn and when it's gone we won't be getting more in the foreseeable future. We will operate this KAL in the same manner as the Downton Abbey MKAL, with all of the support and discussion in our Ravelry group.

It's not required to use the Malabrigo Lace Superwash, you may use any yarn you wish.  The shawlette can be knit as written with the lace held double for an approximate DK weight look. Alternatively, you can knit it as Rachel did and I plan to do; one strand of each color on smaller needles, US 4.  Do you like the look of the yarns held double but don't want to deal with two strands?  You can chose a DK weight yarn and knit with the US 7 needles instead.

You don't have to signup for this KAL either but it is nice to hear a chime in from those of you who are knitting along!  You can do so in the comments here or in the Ravelry Truckee Shawlette thread.

Do you know that today February 1st is National Wear Red Day to support women's heart disease awareness?  I thought that some of you may want to support the cause by knitting your Truckee Shawlette in red so I put together a few combinations of the Malabrigo Lace Superwash red family with some coordinating colors.

Going clockwise starting top left: Laguna Negra 861 & Stonechat 173, Pagoda 23 & Pearl 36, Sealing Wax 102 & Plomo 43, Amaroso 157 & English Rose 57, and Jupiter 49 and Damask Rose 130.
 Have fun, check out my last two Friday's blog posts for help with the M1R, M1L and using lifelines.  As always if you have questions I'll be happy to help.  Ask in the Ravelry group or send an email to askTerry (at) jimmybeanswool.com (be sure to remove the spaces, parenthesis and the word "at" and replace with @).

Happy Knitting!
Terry



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