Straight on the Bias Knitalong by Iris Schreier

Straight on the Bias Knitalong

Knitting
August 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in Pattern Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
972 - 1192 yards (889 - 1090 m)
2 sizes: 80" long and 18" deep with just Merino Cloud, or 87" long and 22" deep with Optional Beaded Silk and Sequins
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Join us for this exciting and different Shawl using 1 skein of Merino Cloud in color A, and 1 skein of Merino Cloud in color B (shown in Merino Cloud ombre black color 711 and Merino Cloud citron ombre color 717). Knitalong starts on September 1 and continues through November 1. That is the deadline for joining and posting the first part, but there is no deadline for completing your work.

Artyarns yarn is required for participation! You need 1 skein of Merino Cloud in color A, and 1 skein of Merino Cloud in color B (for contrast). If you prefer to use Ensemble Light, Rhapsody Light, Silk Dream, Beaded Silk and Sequins, or Regal Silk, all these are good substitutes for Merino Cloud but make sure you have the 400 yards minimum that are required for each color.

OPTIONAL: Beaded Silk and Sequins in matching colors, 1 skein in color A and 1 skein in color B can be added at the end to make the shawl larger and wider.

The pattern itself is completely free.
Without the Beaded Silk and Sequins ending, the shawl is 80” long and 18” wide at widest part before blocking.

Here’s how to join:
You must be A MEMBER & LOGGED INTO RAVELRY in order to see CAST ON in the upper right
Hit “Cast On” to create your project page.
Add a photo of the Artyarns skeins you will be using. This must be a photo you yourself have taken, and not one from the Internet. Initially you will receive the Swatch Pattern, (see photos here for swatch). Make sure you identify the correct needle size after you have knitted and blocked the swatch.

On or about September 1, you will receive Part 1 via Ravelry Private Message. When you complete Part 1, post a photo on your project page. You should receive Part 2 of the pattern shortly thereafter, and so on.

Where can you purchase this yarn? Don’t wait to get your yarn, because it’s more fun to start at the same time as everyone else. Here’s a list of participating stores who are offering all the ombre colors (701-720 for sale:

Dibadu, Germany
D Marie, Wisconsin
Isabelle’s Yarn Parlour, Arizona
Soft Horizons, Oregon
Tribe Yarns, UK
Fiber Basket, ND
Fly Yarns, CA
L’Atelier, CA
Mont Tricot, Canada
Fabulousyarn, NY
Yarn Cloud, VA
Knitique, CA
The Knitting Garden, FL
Wollschmiede-Holzweiler, Germany
Cuddlepod, South Korea
String, NY
Westport Yarns, CT
Playing with Yarn MN
Nautical Knits, MI
Southern Twist, AL
Knitty Gritty Yarn Girl, CT
Vilfil, Switzerland

Online links to shops that set up special pages for this knitalong:
Fabulous Yarn
Yarn Cloud
Mont Tricot

As always, these knitalongs can get chatty and that’s the fun of participation. So I’ve created a discussion group where you can download the swatch pattern, view a cast on video, discuss colors, show swatches, talk about the design, and any issues or questions here: https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/artyarns-knitalongs-and-designs/4053588/51-75#68