Congratulations Melissa and Fairyknits!

Posted on August 01, 2009 | 0 Comments

I meant to do this yesterday but didn't have time, so I apologize for being one day late in announcing the contest winners!

I used to choose a number from 1-132 (the number of comments left before the deadline) and here are the results:

Congratulations Melissa who loves Cascade 220! You're the winner of the aqua Leila shawlette:

And our second winner is:

Congratulations Fairyknits (sorry, you didn't leave your real name, so I have to call you Fairyknits!) who loves Malabrigo! You're the winner of the wine Leila shawlette:

Ladies, I've emailed each of you to get your shipping info, please let me know where to mail your shawls!

Thank you to everyone who entered, I wish you could all have won! I loved reading the comments as they came in and this contest was so much fun for me, I'll definitely be doing it again in the future. I'm going to be analyzing the "favorite yarn" comments and posting a summary here shortly . . . stay tuned!

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The Leila Pattern is now available!

Posted on July 23, 2009 | 1 Comment

Thanks for your patience folks! I came home after a long day at work yesterday, mostly filled with editing a huge Word file, and sat down to edit my own (not that huge) file! There were some final corrections that needed to be made but now the pattern is finished and ready for you!

Introducing Leila!

The pattern includes instructions for both the full size shawl and the shawlette size. All instructions are written out (yes, every single line!) and charted. The large shawl is knit in light fingering weight yarn, I used 2 skeins of Cashlana (sadly discontinued) for the sample you see above.

For the shawlette size, my aim was to write a pattern that could use sock yarn and required no more than the amount of yarn needed for a pair of socks. We all have way more sock yarn stashed than we'd like to admit, right? This shawlette took less than one skein of Socks that Rock Lightweight, and would work equally well with other sock yarns you may already own. At least for me, knitting this shawlette took much less time than knitting a pair of socks does! It's a great way to knit down your stash (if you're into that sort of thing that is).

Both sizes are included in one pattern for $5.00. Purchase from my e-junkie shopping cart or from Ravelry.

Here's a link to the official Leila Pattern Page with all the yardage and size measurements.

Or if you're ready to buy now, here are the purchase buttons!

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As always, please do not hesitate to contact me (click "Contact" above and fill out the form) with any questions!


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