Sunday, August 28, 2016

SILVER LEAF KNIT ALONG

In the rhythm of the
needles there is music
for the soul










The day the pattern for Silverleaf
was released I knew I wanted to
knit it. After browsing around on
Jimmy Beans Wool I decided to
order Cascade Venezia Sport in
White Heaven, and cast on as soon
as it arrived.

The pattern is easy to follow and
even the Leaf Lace Section is not
hard as long as you pay attention
to yarn overs [something I failed
to do and had to rip back].

This first shawl was never meant for
me, it is going to my Mike's Aunt, but
I loved knitting it so much I have
decided to knit it again and thought
you might like to join me in a little
kal.

The KAL will begin on September 1
and end whenever you are finished,
no pressure, no stress, just the joy
of knitting something pretty along
with others. Have a problem or a question
with the pattern? Just ask and we
can help because I have found knitters
to be the most wonderful of souls.

The pattern calls for  approximately
550 yards of sport weight yarn on
a size 6 needle, but you can easily
adjust the pattern to other weights
and yardages.

For the KAL I will be using
Wolle Rodel Baby Alpaka which is
a dk weight and as I only have 504
yards I will be adjusting the pattern
just a bit.

You can post here or on Instagram
 [TraceyClover] which is where I
can be found most days. Please
tag your post #silverleafkal so we
can all ooh and ahh over your
Silverleaf.

Much love,
Tracey
XO

18 comments:

  1. I am in! This is such a beautiful knit and after seeing yours knit up...I need it in my life. :)
    xo!

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  2. VERY pretty! I did order a shawl pattern/wool from Craftsy. I'm excited to start!

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  3. I will see what I have in my yarn...what fun!! I knew you would be up to something fun over here.

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  4. you need a hashtag so we can find the photos on instagram, did you come up with one?

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  5. our shawl ministry 'stash' is a bit low....and i was gifted all that yarn a few months back....sounds like a match made in heaven. i'm in.

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  6. This is so tempting, Tracey, and I really wish I could join in, but I'm up to my elbows in secret baby knits for my daughter...I leave for Scotland in 3 and a half weeks and have to finish before I go! Have fun with your KAL!! maybe next time... xo

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  7. I'm sorry, Tracey, I can't participate but I will have fun watching your progress on this project. Don't feel guilty on keeping the first for yourself; you deserve it. I never heard of that line of Cascade's before. It sounds luxurious.

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  8. Hey!! I'm excited about trying to knit this along with you. I'm no where near as accomplished as you are, but I think I can do this! I need something creative in my life right now, and this just came along at the moment I needed it. So pretty! You and I always wanted to do something crafty together, so I guess this is it!

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  9. Hey!! I'm excited about trying to knit this along with you. I'm no where near as accomplished as you are, but I think I can do this! I need something creative in my life right now, and this just came along at the moment I needed it. So pretty! You and I always wanted to do something crafty together, so I guess this is it!

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  10. It's beautiful...I love the natural colours...

    ~Have a lovely day!

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  11. I love that your blog is as neglected as mine is! hugs.

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  12. Wow, your shawl is spectacular!

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  13. That is going to be heavenly in alpaca. I have some fleece I would love to spin and use for the shawl. Sadly it won't be done by tomorrow!

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  14. Okay just purchased the pattern and like I shared with Lisa, first time following a pattern. I'm been a baby.... I know :-/

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  15. Hi Tracey! I ordered the pattern and now I need to find yarn but I'm in!

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