Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Boo Humbug!

A few days ago noticed a high volume of Fyberspates Faery Wings 4ply flying out the shop like some kind of frenzy, only to discover the cause: The Boo Knits seasonal Mystery KAL! If you haven't discovered Boo Knits and are a lace fan, we'd highly recommend perusing her patterns.



Boo Knits personal motto is "Maximum Impact with Minimum Stress" and so aims to produce patterns that are quick to knit, easy to knit and yet look as though they really must be much more complicated! With the Boo Humbug Advent Scarf KAL, there is the promise of another fun but stunning knit.

The scarf has been designed as an ‘Advent shawl’. That does not mean that it is Christmassy, patchwork-like or a series of unrelated patterns lumped together but it flows beautifully and can be worn whatever the season depending on your chosen yarn. There is definitely no holly, berries, baubles, nativity scenes, reindeer or tinsel here - just a scarf for you to knit for you during the most giving season of the year. Just a little selfishness!

Designed with sport-weight in mind, the pattern affords enough flexibility that as long as you allow for your yardage and needles there is no reason why you could not knit it in a lighter, or even heavier, weight yarn. If you are following the pattern's suggestions for yarn, you will need 2 skeins of Fyberspates Faery Wings our 67% Silk, 23% Kid Mohair, and 10% Nylon base, 550 beads and size 3.75 mm, 4mm and 4.5mm needles. The pattern is charted and contains full written instructions.

The first clue will be released on 1st December - the biggest clue and the centre of your scarf. The following clues will be your pattern blocks, one for each end; these will be released on the 8th, 12th, 15th and the final clue will be out on 19th December giving you the opportunity to wear your new scarf on Christmas Day or be able to gift it to a loved one. 

To join in the fun and get your copy of the pattern, click here and to purchase suitable yarn, please visit the shop which has just been restocked!

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