Sandra Singh is doing a knitalong for my Loida easy lace shawl pattern!
I've joined in on the fun and am knitting myself another Loida, this time in a chunkier yarn to make a large, squishy, warm shawl to keep at the office for those frigid A/C moments. Technically you have to use laceweight to join the KAL, but since I'm not eligible for prizes anyway (because I'm a prize sponsor!), I figured the rules don't apply to me ;o)
Here's what I've knit so far to make sure I liked the chunkier yarn:
I'm using some Dream in Color Classy that I've had in my stash for, oh, 2 years or so. It's a beautiful greenish-blue, sort of seafoam-ish, color which they call GoGo Green. I'm using size 9 needles to get a relaxed, lacy fabric that will block out nicely to show off the simple lace.
Speaking of simple lace, if you've been wanting to try lace knitting, this KAL is definitely for you!
I designed this shawl pattern specifically with beginners in mind. It gives tons of information and explains every step of the process as you start knitting. Plus, if you join the KAL, you'll get the support of your fellow KAL members as you go along!
Oh and if you're not a beginner? Then you might want to join us because this shawl flies off the needles. The pattern is only 4 rows long so you memorize it after the second repeat, and since every WS row is just purling, you zoom right along! I once knit one of these in a weekend . . .
The pattern includes full written and charted instructions. And both verbose/beginner instructions and regular written instructions are included, so you can pick what you want to follow! Get your copy of the pattern now and join us!
I'll see you in the Ravelry group!