Join us for an Om Shawl Knit-Along! January 10, 2017 – Posted in: Events, Knit-Alongs, Online store, Project Ideas

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One of our favourite additions to the store this year has beenWoolstok yarn from Blue Sky Fibers. This worsted-weight yarn is strong and sturdybut gently plied to give it lightness, loft, and a soft hand. Rich in character with excellent stitch definition, Woolstok is a workhorse yarn that?s easy to love. A dream to knit with and available in a beautiful palette of slightly heathered colourways, it’sperfect for everything from accessories to sweaters.

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The first project we decided to knit withthis wooly goodnesswas Andrea Mowry’s Om Shawl– and we couldn’t be happier with the result. With colour and technique changes throughout,the wrap isentertaining to knit and a gorgeous,versatile addition to anywinterwardrobe. After a light steam blocking of thefinished wrap, the fabric softened and relaxed but retainedbody and loft – exactly what onewants from a 100% wool yarn! We opted for shades of grey with a pop of chartreusefor our store sample but the sky’s the limit when it comes to colour-play with this pattern. Need inspiration?Click here to browse amazingversions of this project on Ravelry.

Here’s designer Andrea Mowry’s version of the wrap…

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(Photo: Andrea Mowry)

We will be running our Om ShawlKnit-Along as both an in-store and virtual event (through Ravelry) beginning January 26th. If you are able to join us in the shop, we will meetfor 4 consecutive Thursdays ? January 26, February 2, 9, and 16? from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.No need to register (this is a free activity), simply comeinon those dates ready to cast on and knit the Om Shawlamong friends.

We willopen an Om Shawl KALthread in our Ravelry group a few daysbefore the knit-along start date. We invite youtojoin us there (even if you are knitting with us in-store) to indicate your intention to participate and to chatter and sharephotos of works in progress.

UPDATE: The “Introductions & Chatter” thread for the Om Shawl KAL has now been created in our Ravelry group HERE.

If you complete your Om Shawl by March 2ndand upload yourphoto to thefinished object thread for thisknit-along in our Ravelry group, you will have a chance to win anEspace Tricot Eco Tote and a Woolstok 21-Colour Slouch Kit! The winner will be chosen via random number generator from the finished object thread (one entry per person only please).

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We hope you’ll join us!

The Om Shawlcan be purchased and downloaded from Ravelry HERE.

SHOP Woolstok in our webstore! (Note:Select colours also available in 150g skeins.)
Don’t see the colour you need? New stock will be arriving soon!

And, by the way, even though we loveWoolstokyarn for this wrap, anyworstedtoaranyarn will work depending on the weight, drape, and colour story you’re looking for.

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– Melissa