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.
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.
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
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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