Stitch Exchange: Westknits 2014 Mystery KAL
Posted by Kristine Vejar on August 16, 2013 1 Comment
It's that wonderful time of year - when you sign up to knit a shawl having no idea what it will look like - the Westknits Mystery KAL! Ahead of you lies an element of surprise, bends in the road. Here's what we do know, Stephen loves color and texture. This year, Plucky takes center stage as his yarn choice. Well deserved, Plucky is soft, has a tight, consistent twist, and a range of beautiful colors. Lucky us, we have just received a large shipment of Plucky.
One hurdle to jump is finding the plethora of Plucky colors online. For instance, the colors we have in store are not necessarily shown on her website. One thing I can assure you of - is that all of her colors are beautiful. Stephen has shared with us a few secrets about the shawl and we are fully prepared to help you choose colors for your new shawl.
I chose a few fun color combos to highlight.
Skies of November - Dandy Lion - Aunt Ivy
Boondocks - Dandy Lion - All Spruced Up
Smore Chocolate - Boots n Faded Jeans - Sagebrush
Soave - Map Room - Skies of November
Stephen also mentioned that this shawl knit out of our own Verb yarn, Floating, would be divine. Even Tinier Annapurna would also be a great choice. I've been in the dyeing studio this week working on an update for the Verb online store for this upcoming week.
In the meantime, feel free to contact the shop by phone or by email, and we're happy to help you choose yarn. 510.595.verb
info [ at ] averbforkeepingwarm (dot) com
If you're in the area, we are hosting a Westknits Mystery KAL at the shop every Thursday night, from 6-8pm. The first clue will be released Friday, September 13th. The first KAL will be Thursday, September 19th. If you have purchased your materials at Verb, the KAL is free. If you have purchased your materials elsewhere, the cost is $10 per session. Hope to see you soon! As always, Stephen will be bringing us on quite the adventure!