I just finished up my very first KAL! So for those of you who don’t know, a KAL is short for “knit along.” This was a KAL for Legacy Fiber Artz, which you could knit or crochet a shawl using DK weight yarn 🧶. So in the 6 weeks you had to complete your shawl, and follow along with everyone else on the Ravelry “chatter thread.” Then you post your FO (finished object) on the “FO thread” to enter for a chance to win gift cards for their Indie yarn in fabulous colors and different yarn bases.
This project started with a fabulous pattern by Andrea Mowry. DreaReneeKnits.com and Ravelry are where you can purchase the pattern for yourself. Click on the link or picture to purchase.
Although Andrea used 3 colors in her version, I used 4 colors. The Buttercream Frosting I used for the thinner stripes and Wedding Cake for the thicker stripes.
The beautiful spring colors I chose from Legacy Fiber Artz romance collection Pocketful of Posies (MC), Buttercream Frosting (CC1), and Wedding Cake (CC2). Then from their holiday colors Dreidel Dreidel Dreidel (CC3.)
The very beginning of my shawl I started with Pocketful of Posies as my main color, alternating with Buttercream Frosting. Pocketful of Posies has shades of blues, greens, and yellows, which gives you the chance to use many color combinations.
This picture shows the variation of the yellows. Wedding Cake is the top left and a bit darker/richer than the Buttercream Frosting in the bottom right. Pocketful of Posies is the bottom left, showing the multiple shades of blue, green, and yellow.
Below you see how the blue of the Dreidel Dreidel Dreidel pulls out the blue in Pocketful of Posies.
Here is my FO! I love how “springy” it looks. I’m looking forward to some warmer days where a shawl is all you need instead of a coat.
Happy knitting everyone!