A couple weeks ago I got an email asking if I’d be interested in trying out a kit from Skeino that uses a new technique called “tapestry knitting.” As you know, I really love variety and trying new things so I took a quick look at the Miss Grace shawl kit…
And it was so unique and different and fresh that I knew I just had to try it so I went straight to the task of picking my preferred colorway. With 19 color combinations to choose from, it wasn’t really a very easy job, but it sure was fun!
In the end — surprise, surprise — I picked…
Officially named ‘Susie’, I just thought this color combination was perfect for the pattern because the undulating lines reminded me so much of big water — oceans, Great Lakes, etc. When it arrived on my doorstep I was really very impressed by the vibrant colors and the very soft, almost silky feel of the 2-ply 100% extra fine superwash merino of these skeins.
Now I won’t lie to you, this pattern kind of blew my mind at first. There is a lot of discussion in the pattern as to the basic theory and how it all works and I think that’s because you really kind of need to read it a couple times to grasp the fundamentals here. For example, the pattern is written based on Garter Stitch Ridges, so in the first chart Row 1 would include both a right side and wrong side row (creating one ‘GSTR’). While it’s true I was a little overwhelmed n in the beginning, once I got going it was really pretty simple.
The best part? There is a totally amazing and comprehensive video tutorial for this kit. Staci from v e r y p i n k . c o m has done a phenomenal job of explaining each new technique. She literally walks you step-by-step through all the different aspects of the pattern. Really, it is so well done and such an fantastic resource. I watched it beginning to end just to be sure I got everything right and now I’m knitting away with confidence and ease. In fact, since I got the basics down I’m flying through it!
And better yet, I’m having the time of my life with this project. It’s insanely fun — it’s the kind of project I hate setting down because I just want to get through one more stripe or one more ‘full form.’ It’s crazy and amazing — I love it!
My fave aspect of Miss Grace is just watching her unfold. It’s so fluid and interesting without being totally consuming. I think because I was a little overwhelmed at first just the fact that this is fun and easy is so rewarding and makes it all the more awesome. Seriously, the hardest part at this point is putting this shawl down!
So you probably get the point — that I’m really excited about this project — and I can probably stop blubbering about my infatuation with this shawl, right?! I’m excited enough that I couldn’t wait to share the special offer I have for you. Simply use the coupon code: KNITTING-SARAH (it is case sensitive) and receive 10% off your Miss Grace Kit purchase from skeino.com. This offer will be valid through December 1, 2015. Please do check the terms and conditions for this promotion listed at the end of this post.
So what do you say? Are you ready to try something new and challenging? Are you ready for some fun creating a beautiful shawl? I’ll keep you updated with my progress in my Today on my needles… segments here on the blog — I can’t wait to see your projects, too!
Terms & Conditions for Skeino.com Miss Grace Shawl + Knitting Sarah Coupon Code:
– valid for orders worldwide between October 1st and December 1st 2015
– discount is not applicable to shipping cost
– voucher can only be used once per customer
– voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other vouchers, promotions or discounts
– this coupon code has no cash value and can only be used on http://www.skeino.com
– not valid on previous purchases
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