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Wild Prairie

By July 22, 2016 101 Comments

UPDATE: The Giveaway winner has been announced!

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Fall is just around the corner. And along with it comes fantasies about big, fluffy cowls, scarves and sweaters. But with the high 90’s degree weather we’ve been having here in the upper left USA , it has me dragging my feet a little.

The answer….a shawlette!

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I had the idea of this design inside my head for a few months but it wasn’t until I got my hands on the wool, that I solidified it. The spin and loft of the Merino wool just marries beautifully with an open, chunky lace.

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The lace is a simple and easy to memorize stitch pattern. And the edging is finished off with a picot bind off.

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This shawlette would look great over a plain tee worn with jeans, or over a little black sundress. Versatility at its best.

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This pattern knits up in a flash on size US #11 needles and only uses less than 200 yards of a Bulky wool. Speaking of the wool. My friend Cindy sent me some of her Mill spun Merino Wool, that is supplied by her own farm Mountain Top Alpacas. I fell in love instantly. Soft, squishable and a really lovely spin to it.

Purchase the pattern here.

 

Cindy has been generous enough to give away a hank of it (Undyed) to one lucky recipient! All you need to do to enter is comment on this blog post, then head over to Cindy’s Facebook page and give it a “like”. That’s it.

As far as your comment on this blog post, say anything you want to say, doesn’t matter. Who will you knit your shawl for? What’s sitting on your needles at the moment? What’s your favorite fiber to work with? What is the meaning of life??? Well….. we all know that’s knitting, but I digress. Just leave a comment here and then, visit Cindy’s yarn page on FB. Give her some love and thank her for the generous Giveaway. A winner will be chosen by random on Monday, August 2, 2016.

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As per usual, I’ll be offering this pattern for FREE for a limited time whilst in the Beta stages of test-knitting and tech-editing. All I ask in return is that you help support Indie designers like me by Β purchasing the full pattern when it’s released as a Ravelry download on August 2nd. Error free, with all the little bugs worked out. If you’re on a tight budget, that is totally understandable. I love sharing my patterns with everyone! Only purchase the pattern if you wish. It’s all good!

Download the Beta pattern now, here on my blog, until the end of the day August 1, 2016. And don’t forget to leave a comment and visit Cindy’s page for a chance to win the pretty wool!

 

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