If you aren’t familiar with Paula Emons-Fuessle, let me introduce her. You should know her.
Paula is host of Knitting Pipeline, a knitterly podcast, host of Knitting Pipeline retreats (one right here last year!), and a consummate shawl designer: Piper’s Journey, Ellison Bay, Hyla Brook, Gills Rock, and the winsome Lullabye Rain.
Her latest wrap is pretty Sister Bay, designed for our 2014 Shawl Week. It’s crescent shaped, has a lot of garter stitch (love), and a pretty, contrasting-color, simple eyelet-pattern border (detail below).
The version here is worked in Chickadee, colors Camel and Birds Egg. Please note that the shawl was photographed wrong-side out, meaning that the purl bump row at the color join is more forthcoming in the photos than it would be photographed on the other side. My fault. So hard to keep track of everything on a shoot. But you can just make out the right side in the detail picture above, no purl-bump ridge showing on the section under Kathleen’s hand.
We actually shot another version of Sister Bay a week or so earlier. This one in Chickadee/Iceland and Egret. But as (bad) luck and lack of attention would have it, we again featured the wrong side (can we call it the ‘other’ side?) in all the photos. We didn’t run these pictures because we’re completely out of Chickadee in the heathers (word has it that they’re in the making and will be back in stock soon). But see how lovely the shawl is in these other colors?
All of this is a long introduction to Paula’s knitalong. See her announcement below. And let us know if you have any questions or want color suggestions. Can’t wait to see all the FO’s!
You are invited to join the Knitting Pipeline Group on Ravelry for a knit-along for the newly released shawl, Sister Bay. Sister Bay is suitable for most skill levels. It would be a suitable project for new knitters who want to try a bit of lace and texture. The lace is easy to memorize and if you make a mistake it is easy to go back and fix it.
What is a Knit Along aka KAL? A knit along is usually a group of knitters who are knitting the same design within a specified time frame.
Why would you join a Knit along? It is fun to share your progress and enthusiasm with other knitters. Also, if you have questions there is a built-in group of friendly people to ask and learn from. You will also meet new knitting friends online and they will encourage you along the way. Oh, yes, and there are prize drawings at the end of the KAL!
How do I join? Gather your pattern, yarn, and needles together and join in the Sister Bay KAL Thread on Ravelry.
You can read about the Sister Bay KAL on Knitting Pipeline (blog) or listen to the Knitting Pipeline podcast Episode 177.
I have created the Sister Bay Progress Tracker (PDF) for those who like to check their progress and have the project divided into weekly assignments.
You can read all the details in this Ravelry Thread.
Start date is July 20
Finish date is by midnight on Sept 1.
Follow the Sister Bay Progress Tracker for an assignment for each week of the KAL. Each assignment is about 25% of the total knitting. The chart shows % accomplished for the body of the shawl so can keep track of yardage.
NOTE: When in doubt follow pattern not tracker! You have to purchase the pattern for the Progress Tracker to make sense. The pattern has been tech edited. The Progress Tracker has not been edited.
Week 1 starts July 20
Week 2 starts July 27
Week 3 starts August 3
Week 4 starts August 10
Bonus Week starts August 17 (extra week to catch up when life gets in the way of knitting)
Post your photos in the Sister Bay KAL Prize Thread by Sept 1.
Tag your project sisterbaykal, please.
I hope you join in our Sister Bay KAL!