Corrina Shawl Pattern Release and KAL

ImageThe Corrina Shawl pattern is now available, and will kick off this year’s Summer of Shawls KAL! Last year, we had a wonderful group of knitters participating, and some fun prizes, so I hope you’ll join the party. We’ll have three newly-released shawls, one each for June, July and August.

The Corrina Shawl was created for the Knitcircus All Wrapped Up Yarn Club, to use one skein of fingering-weight handpainted yarn, approximately 420 yards. It would be a perfect stashbuster for a subtle or not-so-subtle handpaint. The constant increases for the crescent shape minimize color pooling, and the simple dropped-stitch lace pattern makes it fun and achievable.

ImageWant this shawl, in these colors? There’s a limited number of Corrina Kits available in the Knitcircus Yarns shop! Kits include a printed pattern in plastic sleeve, a skein of Pixie Dust yarn in the Andromeda colorway shown, and a mini-skein of Knitcircus Aerialist yarn, just for fun.

The shawl was knit in Knitcircus Pixie Dust fingering, USA-made superwash wool/silk/nylon combo, so you can choose any Pixie Dust skein from the shop for a similar subtle glittery effect, or use any fingering-weight stash yarn you’ve been saving for something fun.

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Please do join the fun in the Corrina Shawl Knit Along Group on Ravelry, where we’ll have prizes and surprises throughout the KAL!

The Knitalong runs from June 1 to July 15th, plenty of time for this one-skein shawl (maybe even one for you and one for a friend…)

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Generous Crafters Blog Tour

Today we're having tea with Otterwise and talking crafters and generosity, so sit down for a virtual cuppa with us, and you might get the chance to win a Spring Pattern Collection from Issue #9!

A the homestead, we've been having some Valentine's Day crafting generosity:

Belles hearts small

Belle's definitely come up with the crafting gene; nothing could shake her determination to make perler bead hearts for all of her classmates. if you haven't seen this ingenious and addictive craft before, you place little tube-shaped beads onto differently-shaped pegboards, and then fuse the results together with an iron.

Both kids wanted to make Valentines useful for more than just decoration, so hers can be hung as window ornaments; Little Buddy created a variation on our Juggling Fest planes with special paper so all of his classmates could take home a paper toy (we checked with his teacher and she was cool).

Buddys planes 

These might not look exactly like you might imagine paper planes if you're old skool like me, but they fly like a charm.

So Otterwise is the second-to-last stop on the tour; you won't want to miss her or the final stop with Phat Fiber tomorrow–it's going to be a doozy!