Knit 5 Shawls In Five Days

Want to improve your shawl game? Sign up for the free 5 Days, 5 Shawls Challenge hosted by designer Francoise Danoy and explore different shawl shapes. Each day of the 5-day challenge you will receive an email with instructions for a different shaped mini shawl, along with daily live-streams that discuss techniques and tips to create each shawl. Knit with other shawl knitters in the Challenge’s private Facebook Group , enter to win some giveaway prizes, and build the confidence to knit different shaped shawls.

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Tour Puget Sound

The Puget Sound LYS Tour, which may have been the country’s first yarn crawl, is back for its 13th year with five full days of shopping and knitting. From May 15-19 visit the 24 participating shops in and around Seattle, including Maker’s Mercantile, Tolt Yarn and Wool, Churchmouse Yarns & Teas, and Seattle Yarns, where you will receive a souvenir pinback button and brand new knitting and crochet patterns at each stop. Download your yarn crawl passport online or pick one up at any of the participating yarn shops.

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Knit A Pillow With Martin Storey

Designer Martin Storey is hosting Rowan Yarns’ newest KAL, which kicked off yesterday. The Beaded Throw and Pillow KAL kicked off yesterday with its first clue – a square featuring beads and cables. Four additional square designs will be released in the coming weeks (the next KAL clue will be released on May 20th) and will eventually be pieced together to create one or all of the five pillows or throw.

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CAST ON: Fluorescent Sun by Priadka Handspun Art

This crescent-shaped shawl pairs two yarns together in an asymmetrical way. With one side longer than the other, the shawl is worked flat and features a unique vertical stripe design that ultimately resembles a sun and it’s warm rays. The designer shows off both neutral color combos as well as bright and bold options, but the options are endless as you search through your fingering weight stash. Two skeins of fingering weight yarn (or 831-875 yards) are needed to work this oversized shawl.

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