This Kit Includes
3 - 231 yds / 211 m (50 g) skeins of Yumi Yarns Tsuyoi Fingering in the limited edition Indigo Trio Gradient (75% Superwash merino, 25% nylon)
1 - Printed Copy of the I Guess That's Why... Shawl Knitting Pattern
1 - Digital Copy of the I Guess That's Why... Shawl Knitting Pattern
1 - 4.75 oz Bar of 444Farm's Goat's Milk Soap in Mocha
I Guess That's Why... Shawl Knitting Kit is available for $45.00 USD
“And I guess that’s why they call it the blues, Time on my hands could be time spent with you…” - Elton John I’m sure that Elton never thought that this famous line would ever pertain to knitting, but I couldn’t stop thinking of this song while I was dyeing the yarn for the kits & designing this half-pi shawl. It’s a very fun and addictive knit since you’re always changing either patterns or colors or both. Because of this you’re sure to find yourself sneaking in “just a quick row” here and there whenever you find yourself with a little extra time on your hands. The shawl begins with a garter-tab and progresses through 6 lace & garter sections before ending with an Icelandic Bind-off (my favorite!) to give it a lovely, stretchy finishing edge. The lace sections feature simple through moderately-advanced lace knitting techniques (Eyelets, Vines, & Estonian Snow Flowers to name a few) so if you're wanting to stretch your legs a bit and learn some new stitches, this is a great pattern to work through! All stitch patterns are both written-out and charted.
One Size - 51” / 130 cm
Approx 231 yds / 211 m each of 3 colors in Fingering Weight
(693 yds / 633 m total If using 1 color)
18 sts x 13 rows / 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette, blocked
Yumi Yarns Tsuyoi Fingering Tsuyoi in Japanese means "strong"; "powerful"; "mighty"; "tough", everything you could want in a sock yarn! The bonus with this workhorse yarn from Yumi Yarns is that it's also buttery soft with a medium twist so it's the perfect choice for socks but will also have great drape & stitch definition in a lacy shawl.
Tsuyoi Fingering Base (50g)
75% Superwash merino, 25% nylon
US 1-3 (2.25- 3.25 mm) needle.
231 yds (211 m) / 50 g
Indigo Trio Gradient Colorway
This limited edition gradient is created with our Indigo Dying Kits & ranges from a light stone-washed blue through to a deep midnight navy. This trio includes 3 of our 50g Tsuyoi Fingering skeins (150g total) so you'll have more than enough for a beautiful mid-sized shawl or up to a large man's size pair of socks.
Yum! It looks and smells yummy. I cannot get enough of this one.
FRAGRANCE: My supplier describes it this way - Creamy Oatmeal, Orange Peel, Butterscotch, Farm-fresh Milk, Nutty Almond and Rich Vanilla. (Is it bad if I say YUM! one more time? It is so good!)
APPEARANCE: Layers of brown with thin lines of cocoa. A highly textured top makes this a BIG soap.
GOAT'S MILK: You betcha!
OVERSIZED: Bars are at least 4.75 oz.
Other Materials Needed:
US 7 (4.5mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge