• The Shawl Society - Saturday 25th September

September 24, 2021

I credit Helen Stewart and The Shawl Society for my love of shawls.

Back in 2016 when I was a relatively inexperienced knitter, it was the first Curious Handmade Shawl Society season which expertly guided me through the process of shawl knitting and demystified the art of lace knitting, perhaps now my most adored knitting technique.

 

Fast forward to 2021 and the 5th season of The Shawl Society...and my love of shawl knitting still knows no bounds - I have a queue of shawl patterns waiting to jump on my needles a mile long.

So we were super excited when Helen Stewart reached out and asked if we would be interested in working with her on yarn for a sample of her sixth and final shawl of the season.

The Shawl Society Season Five is a secret pattern subscription club for knitters who love a bit of mystery, beautiful shawls, and knitting along with other daring, creative spirits.

Released over six months, The Shawl Society allows you to discover six exciting shawl patterns and cheer each other on through the process of choosing yarns, matching colours, mastering new stitches and trying out fresh techniques.

You can still join The Shawl Society on either Ravelry or Gumroad.  You will initially receive the first five patterns of the season which have already been released, followed by the sixth and final pattern when it is published on Thursday, 7th October.

Helen has just shared the Yarn Spoiler details on her blog for the sixth pattern.  It is a three-colour shawl designed with three skeins in mind, one light, one medium, and one dark. 

For the Louie & Lola shawl sample Helen has used our BFL Nylon Fingering yarn in the Sunrise Over South, Bronte and Woodland colourways, as pictured.

We will be making yarn sets available in this colourway combination at 9am AEST, Saturday, 25 September in our shop for those who would like to use the original shawl yarn.

It’s been such a lovely season so far and it's our absolute pleasure to share these yarns with you for the final shawl. 

Happy knitting!

Karina





Also in News from the Dye Pots

What's so special about possum yarns?
What's so special about possum yarns?

January 08, 2022

Our first Shop Update for 2022 sees the return of our Merino Possum Fingering yarn, a very special yarn base produced by Wild Earth Yarns in the South island of New Zealand.

It's been a long wait for this yarn base, as it is not spun all that frequently, but that's another reason that makes this base very special.

Continue Reading

IT'S KNITVENT SEASON!
IT'S KNITVENT SEASON!

November 06, 2021

Now that we're officially into November, we hope you are starting to get into the festive spirit!

This week we have a very special Shop Update for you, especially for the Curious Handmade Knitvent 2021 gift knitting season.

Continue Reading

We're Tickled Pink to have raised over $16,000 for Breast Cancer Research
We're Tickled Pink to have raised over $16,000 for Breast Cancer Research

October 30, 2021

Your generosity towards our fundraiser has been totally overwhelming and we're so thrilled to share that together we have raised over $16,000 AUD for breast cancer research.

Continue Reading