Community Project - Quindici

Thank you to Alana M. for sending in our very first community blog post!  She'll be receiving a coupon for 10% off because she got the yarn from us.  If you would like to have your project featured (and get a coupon in gratitude), please read this post for all the juicy details.

Here what Alana wrote to us:

I knew I wanted to make the Quindici shawl the moment I saw it on Ravelry-- great colors and great textures, and a chance to learn more stitches! The shawl consists of 15 parts (Quindici = Fifteen in Italian) that are repeats of four different stitch patterns. It was my first foray into reading a pattern of more than one page, and that did trip me up more than once... but not so badly that I had to frog the whole project. 
Quindici blocking
Skein Shop had me covered the whole way, with expert advice about which yarn would render the softest shawl and which colors would create a beautiful piece. (Skein Shop note:  Alana is a local customer, so she came in for a private consultation when choosing the yarn for this project.  You can call us to schedule one for yourself!)  I used ChiaoGoo Metal Interchangeable Needles, also from Skein Shop. I LOVE ChiaoGoo needles, best needles I've ever encountered! 11 of 10 would recommend. Knitting the shawl was moderately easy, and I am so pleased with it! While it is light, it is very toasty- my first venture into Juniper Moon Farm really made me fall in love with their products.
Quindici on a chair
Pattern: Quindici by Casapinka
Yarn: Three skeins of Juniper Moon Farm Herriot Fine, in English Holly, Sycamore, and River Birch (with enough left over of each color for a matching mini-project!)
My Ravelry username: mmepelote
Quindici modeled
Thanks again, Alana, for sending in your story!  The shawl looks great (and the kitty in the blocking photo is pretty cute, too).  It sounds like Quindici was a fun learning project, just the thing to gently stretch your skills.  We can't wait to see what you make next!

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