Friday, 30 April 2021

May Featured Pattern and Knit-Along: Colours of Spring Shawl

 Whelp, it's May! And in addition to proper spring weather now, it means a new Knit-Along and Featured Pattern Sale! The Colours of Spring Shawl is the Featured Pattern for May, available at 50% off (currently $3.00 CAD, regular price, $6.00 CAD)!  Use the code "MayFeatPatt2021" at the link below!


The idea of a striped shawl using gradient sets had been something I’d been considering for a bit. It was some experimentation with gradient swatches that led to the creation of this shawl!

The Colours of Spring Shawl starts with a Garter Tab Cast on, and then is shaped into a crescent by 4 increases every two rows. The shawl is knit in alternating sections of garter stitch and lace. It was specifically designed to work up using mini-skein sets. The instructions are written and the lace motif is charted and written. There are two options for edging the shawl. The sample is edged with an i-cord bind off, but the pattern includes instructions for a ruffled edge, as well.

The sample was knit using two of a fingering-weight 100% Superwash Merino gradient set from OceanWind Knits.  If you’re substituting yarns, I’d suggest a fingering or sport weight with a mostly wool content. The placement of the garter stripes can be adjusted to account for differing yardages between mini-skein sets.

This pattern has written instructions, and the stitch pattern is both written and charted. This pattern also has an accessible large print option that is compatible with screen-reading software. This option includes only the written instruction.

You can buy the pattern through Etsy, or Payhip, the discount is available on both platforms. The discount should be be visible on Etsy, To get the discount on Payhip, you can use the coupon code "MayFeatPatt2021"

Now, onto the Knit-Along!

For the month of May, any finished Colours of Spring Shawl has a chance to win a $25 USD gift card from *EatSleepKnit; and one pattern from any of my self-published patterns! To enter on the blog, simply post a link to a picture of your completed shawl by May 31, 2021. Please note that the shawl doesn't have to have been started in May just finished in May, -- so it's a good reason to pull out any WIPs!

Please note, due to the seizure/migraine risks, you may not post links to Ravelry.com in the comments of this blog. Such links will be removed and will not count as entries to the Knit-Along. IG posts, public Facebook posts, blog posts, or even direct image links are all acceptable alternatives.

You can also win by posting to the giveaway on Facebook, and on Instagram, giving 3 chances to win in total!**

I always look forward to seeing your Finished Objects! Please post them to various social media with #SarahDawnsDesigns, and share them to my Facebook Group if you're on Facebook! That way, I can see the awesome that you folks make!

**One entry per person for each project per platform (three possible entries total for each completed project). One Winner will be drawn at random using random number generation. Winner must have a valid e-mail address to receive the pattern and electronic gift card. Participants may enter the same project on more then one platform, but may only enter each project once per platform.

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