Alpine Sunset Shawl by Helen Stewart
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Alpine Sunset Shawl

Knitting
November 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 - 800 yards (366 - 732 m)
Small (Medium)
This pattern is available for £4.45 GBP buy it now

Purchase Knitvent 2016 here.

Alpine Sunset is a picture postcard of a shawl, inspired by winter views in the mountains.

This shawl is a cosy crescent shape, perfect for wrapping yourself up against the evening’s chill as you watch the sun sink out of sight behind the ridge. It features simple lace and chevrons that call to mind pine trees and peaks outlined across the glow of a winter sky.

Alpine Sunset can be knit in two sizes: the medium sized two-skein shawl features graphic colour blocking, while the small one-colour shawl is ideal for using up a single skein of lovely 4 ply yarn. Optional beading on either size adds a dusting of sparkle to an already special shawl.

For people who would like to use the Eden Cottage Yarn Rose Bed colour I used in the sample Victoria is taking pre-orders at the moment - HERE.

And if you love the two colour Norah George version be sure to visit her Etsy shop HERE for her update tonight at 8pm UK time.

Behind each window is a surprise waiting for you if you join Curious Handmade Knitvent 2016! The listed price is for the whole collection of six patterns to be released throughout November and December.

Purchase the the Knitvent ebook now for all the fun to follow:

  • Knitvent Window 1. opened on Thursday November 10th 2016
  • The collection includes six beautiful accessory patterns, including two designs from guest designer Renee Callahan of East London Knit!
  • Once you’ve purchased the collection, you’ll receive one pattern each week for six weeks, starting Thursday November 10th.
  • The patterns will be delivered automatically to your Ravelry inbox, so opening your message is like peeking behind the window of an advent calendar to see what’s inside!
  • Go ahead and create your first project page ready for when the pattern comes out!
  • Level of difficulty - adventurous beginner to intermediate.
  • Knitters are already chatting in the Knitvent 2016 thread here!

Join us for Knitvent and spoil yourself with six weeks of magical holiday knitting surprises!

Knitvent 2016 is all about the lush beauty of an Alpine forest. As I designed this year’s collection, I drew on all of the wonderful associations of a holiday hidden away in a peaceful mountain reach. The hush of snow settling on pine boughs, the blaze of a glowing sunset disappearing behind the peaks, and the luxurious warmth of basking by a crackling fire in your cosy ski lodge, all wrapped up and relaxed after an exhilarating day on the slopes.

Knitvent is now in its fourth year, and it has become a treasured holiday tradition for the whole Curious Handmade community. It’s a kind of Advent Calendar for knitters, ramping up the suspense in the weeks leading up to Christmas, with a new mystery design to discover every week. Each year we spend the season together in giddy anticipation, waiting for each week’s surprise pattern to be revealed and sharing the collective joy and expectancy of a mystery knitalong.

All the patterns in the collection have been designed to be perfect for gifting, but at least one is bound to have your name on it. After all that generous gift knitting, you deserve your own holiday treat!

The collection will feature six gorgeous accessory patterns.

The first pattern will be released on Thursday the 10th of November, and you’ll receive updates for the next five Thursdays when a new design is released.

To go along with the six weeks of patterns, there will be revelry, chat, support and prizes in the Curious Handmade Ravelry group. It’s always thrilling to be a part of the buzz, and it adds something a bit special to your holiday knitting experience.

You can get an idea of what to expect along with plenty of holiday gift ideas from previous years’ collections:
Knitvent 2015
Knitvent 2014
Knitvent 2013