Kits for the iKnit7 KAL A Break in the Tide Shawl by Tif Neilan.
Worked from the bottom up from point to long edge, you knit combinations of garter stitch, slipped stitches and fisherman's rib. A cosy two colour DK weight shawl that undulates from one textural section to the next. What you end up creating is a plump triangular shaped shawl that has a good weight and perfect for preparing for autumn and winter, there are options for tassels as well!
To take part in the knit-a-long first sign up to the iKnit7 newsletter and choose your kit. By purchasing a kit you get access to the KAL and all of the online events. There is a massive zoom cast-on party and zoom-cast off party! Access to the KAL facebook group where you can meet your fellow KAL-ers and Tif will be doing a Facebook Live. It's as much about bringing together an online community of knitters as it is the knitting itself.
We have put together some gorgeous kit combinations with some of our favourite yarns so take a look below to find out more.
A Break in the Tide Shawl by Tif Neilan Kits Using John Arbon Knit by Numbers.
First up we have kits made up of John Arbon Knit by Numbers. Pictured here we have: Morning Mist a subtle combination of dark and lighter grey. Sorbet a peach set against a rich teal. Midnight Sun an electric combination of sky blue and deep red.
John Arbon Knit by Numbers is one of softest Merino yarns. 100% organically farmed in the Falklands before being spun from blended pre-dyed fibre tops in John Arbon's mill in Devon. This gives the range an eye-popping rich colour, through to subtle pastel shades. It feels wonderful next to the skin and makes great shawls. Perfect for some huggable warmth around your neck. With a good twist you get a nice definition so will work well with the fisherman's rib.
A Break in the Tide Shawl by Tif Neilan Kits Using Kettle Yarn Islington DK.
Next up are kits made up of Kettle Yarn Islington DK. Pictured here we have: Indian Summer a warm combination of bright pinky reds against a rich copper. Lagoon the green-blue shades of the darker colour work beautifully against the softer light blue. Golden Rays the yellowy green vibrates against the darker grey.
Kettle Yarn Islington DK is the most luxurious blend of British superwash Bluefaced Leicester and Silk. These are all hand dyed in the UK by Linda of Kettle yarn, creating subtle moderations and depth of colour throughout the skien. Layering different colours created a yarn with a complex look and fun to knit. Amazingly soft, this yarn is a joy to knit with as well as wear. The edition of silk adds a slight shine which will pick out textural stitches as they catch the light.
A Break in the Tide Shawl by Tif Neilan Kits Using Nordic Yarn Eco Cashmere.
Last but most definitely not least are kits made up of Nordic Yarn Eco Cashmere. Pictured here we have: Obsidian a popping combination of black against a mustard yellow. Sea Foam a fresh combination of blue and white. Mountain Rose pale pink sits delicately against a stone grey.
Nordic Yarn Eco Cashmere has to be felt to be believed. It has all the softness you expect from cashmere but its made using a combination of 50% Recycled and 50% Virgin Cashmere. Compared to mainstream cashmere production Nordic Yarn has been able to develop a method that achieves a total reduction of 74% in water, 66% in energy use, and 78% in carbon dioxide; it has 5 times lower environmental impact than similar yarns. The recycled element in part comes from second hand clothing. Some of it comes from surplus material from the large fashion houses like Versace, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy or Arman. They do not break the recycled fibre or re-dye it, their colour technicians manufacture the yarn colour according to the original recycled material. Anything knit in this yarn will be pure joy to wear.
Tassels! Yes this shawl makes great use of leftovers by finishing off the points with some fun tassels. We have a helping hand here as well with the Robot - 5 in 1 Tool and Slingshot XL - 5 in 1 Tool. Once used you will wonder how you ever lived without these handy tools. Not only do they make tassels but also, pompoms, cords, small weavings and friendship bracelets.
Not more left to say really, other than ... ready... steady... KNIT-A-LONG!