Hi friend, How are you? Settled into new routines as we transition into this next season? I cannot believe we now have less than 90 days until we ring in 2021. How did this year go by so quickly? I don't know about you, but I feel like I didn't do much for the first few months and then summer just flew by as I spent more time outdoors with friends (at a safe distance of course) and escaped on a few little weekend getaways within driving distance. What have you been doing to keep yourself busy? So I thought it would be fun do to something different and something I have not done yet. (insert nervousness here!)
While we settle into the fall season here in the US, I thought it would be fun to have a KAL (knit-a-long) with the NEW Eckert Street Shawl pattern collection. There are four options, something for everyone. Each shawl has so much texture it really makes them rather cozy to have around your neck or shoulders. Here are the details... We will cast-on Thursday, October 8th and the KAL will run for 6-weeks (ending November 19th). You can share your progress either on Instagram with hashtag #EckertStreetShawlsKAL or through Ravelry in the Group Thread, HERE. Throughout the 6-weeks there will be video tutorials, lots of chats and laughs, and in the end some prizes (from some of my favorite people...I'll share more later). Here are the dimensions and yardage needed. Each shawl is knit in fingering weight and the samples were knit in The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering.
finished sizes • Shawlette: 42.5” wide x 20.5” deep / 62 cm x 33 cm • Triangular Shawl: 62” wide x 33” deep / 157.5 cm x 84 cm • Asymmetrical Shawl: 74” wide x 27” deep / 188 cm x 68.5 cm • Rectangular Wrap: 90” wide x 31” deep / 229 cm x 79 cm
yardage • Shawlette: 400 yd / 366 m • Triangular Shawl: 1253 yd / 1146 m • Asymmetrical Shawl: 984 yd / 900 m • Rectangular Wrap: 1600 yd / 1463 m.
Need the pattern yet...here are links (and through Oct 8th the pattern is 20% off: Milly's Knits webstore -or- Ravelry pattern page Keep an eye out for video tutorials along the way too to help with any techniques that may be new to you. They will be posted on my website and instagram with links to these through Ravelry. This KAL is meant to be a fun time. No stress! Just enjoy knitting and sharing together. Maybe make a new friend or two. And in the end add another beautiful shawl to your collection! Cast-on date: Thursday, Oct 8th KAL end date: Thursday, Nov 16th Share on Instagram with hashtag #EckertStreetShawlsKAL -or- Join us on our Ravelry Thread, here.
I'd love to hear if you'll be joining us - I cannot wait to cast-on with you! xo, Crystal