summershawlalong

Summer Shawl KAL Begins!

Summer Shawl KAL Begins!

So!!! Here we are, at the beginning of June, lots and lots of KALs to join in on. I hope that lots of you are joining in with us here and making yourself a lovely lovely shawl this summer!

Pattern Picking: Retreat Shawl by Dawn Henderson

So, I’m gonna make something that’s been in my queue since this debuted back in early Spring/late winter. I mentioned it in the last blog post! It’s Dawn Henderson’s Retreat Shawl!

Our Summer Shawl-Along!

Gahhhh!!! I’m so ready for this! School just ended for my kiddos, and the heat is settled in here in Tennessee, so I’m totally ready for some kind of fun KAL this summer.

So our KAL theme is SHAWLS!!! There have been so many beautiful ones popping up on Ravelry and in my Instagram feed, and I wanted to take some time away from sweaters for just a minute to make one. Thus, the Nutmeg Fibers Summer Shawl-Along!

So here’s the details:

  • pick any shawl pattern

  • join us here on the blog, document your progress for us here, on Insta or in the Ravelry group and

  • make a beautiful shawl between June 10th and August 19th! Let’s work through this summer heat together!

Are you going to participate?! Make sure to let us know on Instagram, here in the comments or in our Ravelry group, so that we can find you when it’s time to give out prizes for our participants!! Last KAL we gave out about $500 worth of door prizes over the span of our event, so you don’t want to miss out! If you’re on Insta, make sure to tag your photos with #summershawlalong #retreatshawlalong #NutmegKAL so that we can see all our lovely participants and put your name in the “hat” for prizes each week.

We’ll be having a wonderful guest blogger one week, can’t wait to tell you more about that, and I’ll be documenting my own process of making the Retreat Shawl. Can’t wait to see what kind of new friends we make through this!

ACTION POINTS FOR YOU:

  • Pick your pattern and yarn by June 10th and share that with us all!

  • Introduce yourself here in the comments! I’m excited to see who all will be participating

  • Join our Ravelry KAL group if you’d like

  • Get your supplies together and get ready to SHAWL!

PATTERN SELECTION

Pick any shawl pattern you’d like. Personally, I’m gonna be making Dawn’s Retreat Shawl, cause it’s beautiful and I’ve been dying to make it since she debuted this pattern back in the early spring! Trying to decide on yarn now…haha! She designed it with our Retreat base, but I think I might try it in a linen and see what happens!

START DATE

We’ll be starting this officially on June 10th with the first blog post up for everyone. Here’s a calendar with our schedule for this Shawl-Along! Scroll to June to see the info!

Ok, this was just a brief announcement about this so that people can get excited to join in. I’ll be giving a lot more details over the next few weeks as we all get ready to begin!

xo

Nutmeg