• It's time for the Westknits 2021 MKAL - Shawlography

September 03, 2021

We love a good Westknits MKAL, it's one of the highlights of our knitting year.

And would you believe that the 2021 Shawlography MKAL is Stephen's 12th MKAL?

You can now purchase the MKAL pattern on Ravelry or Gumroad.com/Westknits.

There will be lots of fun chat in the Ravelry group, on Instagram, and Stephen will be hosting Instagram Live events throughout the MKAL.  

The MKAL will kick off with a virtual cast on party upon the release of Clue 1 on Friday, 8 October.  There will be three more pattern clues, released on 15 October, 22 October and 29 October.

We have put together eight different Louie & Lola Shawlography Yarn Kits, which will each include a total of five (5) x 100gm skeins.

All kits will be dyed to order and will ship within two weeks.

You will have a choice of (3) of our fingering weight yarn bases:

BFL Nylon Fingering

  • 80% superwash Bluefaced Leicester / 20% Nylon
  • 365m/100gm

Merino Nylon Sock

  • 75% superwash Merino / 25% Nylon
  • 425m/100gm

Merino Singles

  • 100% superwash Merino (single ply construction)
  • 365m/100gm

Please note the photo of this kit shows the yarns dyed on our BFL Nylon Fingering yarn base and that colourways do dye up slightly differently on each yarn base due to the different fibre composition and yarn structure.

Here's a preview of our kits:

Above: Dark Knight Kit - Truffle, Dusty Rose, Mauve, Bronte & Dark Knight.
Above: Sunset Over South Kit - Sunset Over South, Dusty Rose, Goldfinch, Parchment & Woodland.
Above: Peppercorn Kit - Parchment, Bronte, In the Woods, Peppercorn & Woodland.
Above: Miss Cassie Kit - First Frost, Olive Grove, Miss Cassie, Seaspray & Russet.
Above: First Light Kit - First Light, Moody Blues, Russet, Silver Birch & Blue Spruce.
Above: Aqua Kit - Aqua, Jade, Sea Green, Pine Cone & Blue Spruce.
Above: Bailey Kit - Silver Birch, Bailey, Under the Sea, Goldfinch & Blue Spruce.
Above: Moody Blues Kit - First Frost, Silver Birch, Moody Blues, Mauve & Seaspray.
 



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