What's on the Needles, or WIPs Wednesday

Atwood KAL
Rather than fill this page with the many projects I have going, I would rather hone in on one in particular. I have had this Madelinetosh in my stash since the Windsor Button days and I have always loved this hue. It has stayed in the stash bag because I treasure my small hoard of Madelinetosh and never seem to land upon a pattern that is worthy of taking the skein to a cake and casting on. But, I was in Maine this past long weekend, visiting my parents and wanted to begin this KAL, there was just the right amount of DK and I adore this color, so I set about the process of a new shawl.

Nicole Clark of the Hue_Loco podcast is hosting this KAL and she asks you to tag her on Instagram when you share your progress photos. There is a Hue_Loco Ravelry group and if you need a nudge of enabling, go take a look at the many shawls now in progress. Beautiful! If you decide to cast on, Nicole has a coupon code to buy her pattern on her new website at a discount. The code is Atwood KAL and brings the price down to 2.99. This coupon code is only good on the new website, and if you venture to buy some of the delicious skeins Nicole has dyed, you will get the pattern for free. If you fall into Nicole's Etsy rabbit hole, you might emerge with an Atwood Shawl kit which includes yarn, the pattern and a project bag!

Pattern: Atwood Shawl, by Nicole Clark
Yarn: Madelinetosh DK in the Glazed Pecan colorway knit using two skeins and size 6 needles
This is such a zen pattern, easy to work when watching a movie, chatting with family or riding the bus back to Boston! This yarn is so elegant and the color makes me smile. It will be worn a lot I am sure. I am making the larger size shawl and may need to add a border in another color to get the full coverage, 49"x23". Also, the design calls for fingering weight, but the pattern can be modified to use another weight.

I would be interested to know if you decide to join in, share your photos on the East Coast Knitters group or tag me (and Nicole) on Instagram.


elns said…
Oh it's a beautiful colorway off to a great start!

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