Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Thursday Shawl KAL - Chasing Rainbows

We have a new knit-along to announce! The April Shawl KAL will be Boo Knits Chasing Rainbows:

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The KAL will meet the following dates and times:

Thursday, April 7 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Thursday, April 14 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Thursday, April 21 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Thursday, April 28 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm

The shawl is designed for lace weight yarns (keep reading for a surprise). The cost to join the KAL is $40 and includes a discount on lace weight yarn that you purchase to knit the shawl, and the Chasing Rainbows pattern will be free for KAL participants* - please call 281-528-8664 during business hours (Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 - 5:00 p.m.) to sign up for the KAL. 

We're learning from posting these gorgeous project and pattern photos, that you love the idea of knitting with the same yarn and beads that the designer has featured in the pattern photos. Many of the Chasing Rainbows projects on Ravelry were knit with a limited run of a colorway dyed especially for this Boo Knits shawl pattern. We contacted local dye artist Olivia Gauthier to create a colorway inspired by that special colorway. She used her silk/merino lace weight yarn to create 8 skeins of a truly beautiful yarn! That means the first 8 people who have already signed up and paid will get the opportunity to choose whether they'd like to knit the inspiration colorway. She also dyed a batch of solid colors with her silk/merino laceweight with silver sparkle bits in it for those who prefer to knit with a solid color. AND -- there's more. If you sign up for the KAL and wish to use beads, we've come up with two different bead options for you to purchase. (Beads are not required, however, and you can always purchase from your favorite bead store rather than our options).

What to expect from our Thursday Shawl KALs:
  • Expect to learn a lot through hands-on instruction from the KAL - you will be challenged to learn new skills!
  • Expect to have fun! While we're learning, we're also helping one another and socializing.
  • Expect support before, during, and after the KAL - you will have opportunities through our Ravelry group to ask questions until you finish your project. 
  • Expect that because the group is popular and we like to say YES if you want to join us, that there might be as many as a dozen of you on the first day of the KAL! If you would prefer one-on-one time, Lisa is available to help you on Thursdays before the KAL. 
  • Expect extras - special discounts for participants, one-off workshops like how to aggressively block your shawls, and other fun treats. 
*We choose patterns that are available through the Ravelry in-store program. This means we purchase the pattern on your behalf. It's sent to you as a PDF via email and will be saved in YOUR Ravelry library. We do NOT buy the pattern and make photocopies -- your very own pattern copy should arrive in your email, and in some cases will have your name printed on it. A modest printing fee will apply if you'd like a printed color copy of the pattern. 

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