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Nothing makes me smile like a new knitting project combined with the perfect yarn, unless it's working on it with a big group of friends!
I just love the gorgeous (and FREE) Holden Shawlette pattern from Craftsy crafter MindySW.
Let's do a Holden Knit-Along!!
If you're new to the concept of the knit-along, all it means is that I'll be working on a project here on the blog, and you can knit it along with me if you want to!
Here's how it'll work:
- I'll be posting about the project with updates and photos every Friday until I finish it.
- If there are any tricky spots in the pattern, I'll go over them with you and explain what to do.
- I'll also offer up any advice or tips that I can think of to help you through the project.
If you have any questions or thoughts as we go, feel free to leave them in the comments, and I'll comment back to answer (or if it's a reeeally big question, I'll answer you in the next blog post.)
If you'd like to cast on and knit along with me, let's go!
The first thing you'll need to do is check out MindySW's Holden Shawlette project page, and click on the free pattern link.
Next, you'll need to find the proper materials.
The pattern calls for:
Yarn: 430-450 yards, 3.5-4.0 oz fingering weight yarn
Needles: US Size 6 (4 mm) 24 in or larger circular needles
Notions: darning needle
I'll be using a skein of Lorna's Laces Solemate in the color "Franklin's Panopticon." It has 425 yards, instead of 430, but hopefully I'll be ok!
Solemate is a new sock yarn from Lorna's Laces, it's 55% Superwash Merino, 15% Nylon, and 30% Outlast fiber. I can't wait to work with it.
In fact, I have an extra skein to give away!
If you'd like to be the lucky owner of a skein of this yarn, become a member of Craftsy (it's easy and FREE to join) and comment on this blog post telling us what you love about knitting!
If you need a little brush-up on your knitting skills, check out our KnitLab online knitting course. In it, you'll learn the stitches needed to knit this shawl along with me! (Sign up through this post and take the course for 50% off.)
8/11/2011 UPDATE: The contest is over now, and the winner has been notified. Please check this blog often for more contests and giveaways from lovely designers and companies!