Originally Published July 13, 2015
This Week's Inspiration!
This week we received a shipment from Frabjous Fibers...including kits for this beautiful Messenger Shawl! Each kit contains one full-size skein of “Mad Hatter” and two mini-skeins of a contrasting color. Mad Hatter is a light and next-to-skin-soft 100% Superwash Merino yarn that is spun & hand dyed in the U.S. The shawl is worked on the bias with a unique asymmetrical shape and mesh striping. The easy-to-follow pattern is included with the kit.
New pattern: Opera Capelet
Our own Bobbe has designed this elegant Opera Capelet for us. It's knit horizontally, then seamed along the side. We're showing it here knit in Opera (a worsted weight cotton blend with a generous sprinkling of small sequins) and Allegro Unito, a fascinating, shimmery blend of viscose & cotton. This worsted weight, chainette-constructed yarn alternates in texture from shiny to more matte, creating fabric with interesting visual texture.
It's not too late to Knit Along ...still with prizes!
Join us for a Knit Along! The rules are simple:
- if you haven't yet, please join our Ravelry group
- knit any shawl by designer Janina Kallio using yarn purchased from Haus of Yarn
- post a finished photo in our Ravelry group by August 2nd
On August 3rd, we will select one name from a random drawing. The winner will win a skein of yarn, pattern & project bag!
A Note from Christina, Organizer of Threads of Kindness: