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Pattern will be fully written and charted.
Currently you are downloading an introduction PDF. The first piece of the pattern will be posted on Friday, November 15, 2013.
Schedule: Pattern pieces will be sent out on the following Fridays: November 15, 22, 29, December 6, & 13. Each piece of the pattern is short enough to easily be finished within a week. Knitting for the Holidays? You’ll finish this one right in time to block it and gift it!
Yarn: Orders placed before October 28 will be guaranteed to reach US and Canadian knitters before the November 15 cast on date.
I’ve become increasingly obsessed with using color in my knitting. 2 or 3 colors makes even the simplest patterns and stitches so much fun! I caught the color bug back in the Spring when I started putting together the SongLines collection. Then in the Summer I had this idea to create colorways based on the birthstone for each month. This led to the crazy idea of 12 (lace) shawls to be released monthly in 2014, but it also led to the creation of the You & I shawl series. The You & I series is a 4-pattern shawl collection meant to bring together the Birthstone colors of you and a loved one, or two loved ones, or your pets, or anyone and anything important to you. Perhaps you met other half in February and were married in April and want to use your anniversary month colors.
The shawls range in constructions (this first shawl is bottom up) and stitches. All focus on the use of 2 colors and will be textured rather than lacy.
Color: I will be working with colors from my Birthstone series. My shawls will use 2 solid colors, however, some of the designs would also work using one solid and one variegated. If you would like a variegated Birthstone color feel free to send me an email (Erica@FiddleKnits.com) and we can get a skein hand painted for you using as many of the Birthstone colors as you’d like. (For example, combine October, November, and April in one hand painted skein.)