This knitalong was just started a few days ago, when I posted a photo of this scarf blocking on the Artyarns Facebook Page:
Then because my mom wanted it, I made another in Ensemble Light doubled color H31, purple, and this is my go-to scarf this winter. I love the way it wraps around the neck like an open cowl.
How can you get this pattern? It is only available as a knitalong. Here’s how you participate. Post a photo of the Artyarns yarn you will be using on this Ravelry Pattern Page by hitting “Cast On” then adding a photo to your project. I will send you Part 1 by private message on Ravelry. After you knit Part 1, you will post a photo of that, and I will send you Part 2 by private message. Again post a photo of Part 2, and you will get the last part, Part 3.
If you block it and post a photo of your finished scarf, I will send you a gift, a free copy of the Ocean Dancer Shawl pattern.
Here are some photos of the beautiful completed scarves–this is a short project (only 200 yards), and many have completed it in just a few days:
Someone already made a second version out of the Shawl for All Seasons Kit, Red Carpet colorway, and it looks beautiful:
Join us for the knitalong. You need any Artyarns yarn to participate. I used Ensemble Light doubled. You can use Rhapsody Light doubled, Silk Rhapsody (single), Ensemble (single), Supermerino (single), or other combinations.
Want to win this amazing skein of Beaded Cashmere in Emerald H13 Silver? Here’s your chance. In order to enter, you must knit the Holiday Cowl in ANY Artyarns yarn and post your photo of your knitted Cowl as a project on Ravelry. The deadline is December 30, but the cowl just takes 100 yards, so it is a pretty quick knit. You will need size 3 needles, 16″ long. And the pattern is FREE.
Just create a project, and post a photo on Ravelry linked to this cowl, that is knitted with Artyarns yarn–any of our dk weight yarns are perfect for this including: Silk Pearl, Beaded Silk, Beaded Silk Light, Beaded Mohair, Beaded Mohair & Sequins, Ensemble Light, Rhapsody Light, Regal Silk, Beaded Silk & Sequins Light. Once you create your project, you will automatically be entered in the giveaway.
One winner will be chosen at random on 1/1/13 to receive this wonderful skein.
Here’s a brief tutorial on how to create a project on Ravelry for the Holiday Cowl:
1. Go to the pattern page here
2. Click on “Cast on”
5. When you have completed the project including adding your photos of your completed Artyarns cowl, you are automatically entered!
Today at the office, we had a big family meal of Chinese food and wonderful brownies baked by my sister. We were all shocked when we realized that Thanksgiving is only one week away! November has flown by in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, and we lost many hours at the office due to no electricity. Happily, though, our power has been restored and we are churning out yarns once again at full capacity. We have a lot to be thankful for.
Thanksgiving always makes me think of colorful leaves, spending time with family, and, of course, knitting! Jimmy Beans Wool has a special surprise for you all, which will be revealed on November 16th. I was given a chance to contribute, and I think you’ll enjoy it. I don’t know much else about the project, except that some wonderful dyers and designers are also involved.
One of my favorite dishes from the season is corn pudding. You’ll see that my contribution reflects this in colors. I can’t reveal too much more, but here was my inspiration:
Yes, for this contest, you do need a Facebook account.
Important: must make your share public in order for us to see it and enter you in the random drawing. Here’s a photo of how you can share a photo so it is public:
Congratulations Kelly Magill for winning this contest by sharing the post on Facebook.
This stunning piece was designed by Carolyn Noyes. It features a top-down construction, 3/4 length slightly flared sleeves, and garter stitch peplum and collar. It looks like the perfect holiday sweater. The colors used are so classy – colors 308 and H12 gold – but it would look equally beautiful in one solid color, or in a black and red combo. Check out this 360 video to get a better look:
Here are the material specifics:
For sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large
Yarn Information: Artyarns Ensemble Light
Artyarns Mohair Splash
Amounts: 3 (4, 4, 5, 5) hanks in #308 white
3 (4, 4, 5, 5) hanks in #H12 gold with gold sequins
While the paper issue is not available until November 6th, the ipad edition is available for purchase right now!
Photo credits: Vogue Knitting Holiday 2012, photo by Rose Callahan