If anyone has been following me on instagram you may have noticed that I have started a Knit Along. I've had the Kleur Shawl
by Anna Maltz on my to do list ever since I first saw it. I love the shape, the possibility of combining colours and how effective simple stitches can be in producing something beautiful. After I wrote a colour inspiration
post a couple weeks back I was hooked.
The Kleur Shawl
comes in small and large sizes. Using a series of mini skeins for the rainbow wedge combined with a white, black and grey stripes for a contrast. Approximately 10/15g for the Spectrum Colour and approximately 60/70g for the main colours. It's a perfect stash buster project as you can use up odd pieces for the rainbow spectrum, or go all out and pick out some favourite mini skeins. You don't have to be tied down to the same fibre, I'm really enjoying playing with texture as well. Throwing together smooth merinos with hairy British wools for a fun juxtaposition.
The Kleur Shawl pattern can be bought from Anna Maltz's Ravelry Store
For my Kleur I was desperate to use the Black Elephant Mini Skeins
. So Stash dived for my colour colours. I found a dark grey (the Fibre co - Cumbria
) and light grey (Blacker - Tamar
) along with an experimental hand dyed of my own which is the pale green (dyed with nettles). You can see my post about dying experiments here
The KAL has been going for a little while on instagram but things are getting more fun. I'm going to make it a little competition. I love to see the progress of people knitting along and it's always quite exciting to be knitting along with other people. Also Anna Maltz has kindly donated one of her patterns for the winner! How exciting is that!
So to be in for a chance to win and for me to keep track of entrants drop me an email at: george(at)knitwithattitude(dot)com saying you would like to enter. Then tag all your instagram posts as #KleurShawlKAL. When you have finished post you're finished shawl with the hashtag #KleurShawlKAL. The deadline will be 20th of March (Just in time for the Edinburgh Yarn Fest!). I will draw the winner at random a person from who has signed up and posted their #KleurShawlKAL finished shawl post.
Currently mine is coming along very well, I have finished the rainbow wedge and yarn over stripes. I'm in love with it. From the clever construction which feels like you are always knitting to a goal to the Black Elephant mini colours which are dreamy. This was destined to be a gift for a friend but I can see myself keeping it. I'm looking forward to how everyone else interprets this great pattern.