September 2012 Knit-Along + Yarn of the Month! August 27, 2012 – Posted in: Knit-Alongs, Project Ideas, Promotions

After 135 votes, the answer is clear – the Holden Shawlette by Mindy Wilkes is the project winner for September’s KAL.

The Holden is such a beautiful and straightforward little shawl we’ve made it twice! It’s a simple triangle lace project ideal for novice lace knitters but also satisfying for the more advanced. A lovely delicate accessory that can be dressed up or down and easily worn as scarf or shawl. The Holden Shawlette is available as a free Ravelry download.

For our first version we used Handmaiden Sea Silk and loved the shimmery elegant effect produced by this blend of 70% mulberry silk and 30% Seacell (a fiber made from seaweed).

For a warmer, cozier option we knit our second one with Handmaiden Swiss Mountain Cashmere and Silk – an extraordinary blend of 65% cashmere and 35% silk – so soft and strong you won’t want your project to end. For a review of this yarn, we invite you to visit Clara Parke’s website (Knitter’s Review) here.

Handmaiden Swiss Mountain Cashmere and Silk will be September’s Yarn of the Month and will be 10% off from September 1st through 30th. The Holden Shawlette requires two skeins. If you are interested in purchasing this yarn but don?t live in Montreal, give us a ring (514 486-5648) or drop us an e-mail – we?d be happy to ship it to you.

The Knit-Along begins September 1st. To join, click here to visit the September KAL thread in the Espace Tricot Ravelry Group and introduce yourself.

You can jump into the Knit-Along any time in September but, if you post a picture of your finished Holden Shawlette to the thread by September 30th, we?ll enter your name into a draw for a $25 Espace Tricot Gift Card! You can also submit your finished project by sending us a photo via e-mail or stopping by the store!

– Melissa