Have you seen the Courage Shawl by Shannon Cook?! Spincycle is hosting a knitalong, and we invite you to join them and us! The pattern is quick moving, with both charted and written instructions. It utilizes stripes and slipped stitches / mosaic knitting to play with three colors for an amazing result. Pair it with an awesome JUL closure or shawl stick for more styling options.
About the Courage Shawl:
This shawl is meant to soothe your soul. Designed during a time in my life that I needed to have courage, it’s a project that you can get lost in, but also express your emotions and personality through. The mosaic knitting technique creates a gorgeous pattern while still letting your mind relax, so whether it’s knit during your happiest or most challenging time, Courage will bring you solace and joy. Choose colors that inspire you, and wear this shawl bravely as a symbol of your own personal journey.
About the knitalong, from Spincycle’s team:
Spincycle and Kelbourne Woolens have teamed up to run a sizzlin’ summer solstice KAL for Shannon Cook’s newest pattern, the Courage Shawl. It’s a great use of Spincycle Dream State and Kelbourne’s super soft and cozy Germantown.
Cast on is June 21, the summer solstice here up North, and the winter solstice for our friends in the Southern Hemisphere. This is JUST the thing for chilly temps, and perfect for cooler nights sitting around the campfire. We’ll knit along virtually here IG and wrap up August 21.
Will there be prizes? Duh? This is run by yarn makers! You know we bring the goods.
Here are the deets: Runs from June 21-August 21 here on IG, use the hashtag #courageKAL to share your progress and to be entered to win participation prizes. Be sure to follow Spincycle, Kelbourne, Shannon, we will all be sharing our courage and would love for you to do the same. Share your inspiration and what gives you courage with #shareyourcourage. Grand prize for finishing will be announced end of August, so be sure to have your FOs posted by then! If your account is set to private, you can send Jess @jujyfruit0 a screenshot of your post. Now go grab your needles and share your color choices when you have them!
- Color A: 1 skein OR approx 220 yards of worsted weight yarn – Kelbourne Woolens Germantown, shown here in Natural
- Color B: 2 skeins OR approx 256 yards of worsted weight yarn – Spincycle Dream State, shown here in colorway Mississippi Marsala
- Color C: 2 skeins OR approx 257 yards of worsted weight yarn – Kelbourne Woolens Germantown, shown here in colorway 410 Navy
- US 7 (4.5 mm), long circular recommended
Note: Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the proper gauge.
- 4 stitch markers, crochet hook (optional for cast one), waste yarn, darning needle and blocking supplies
- copy of Courage Shawl pattern available on Ravelry
17 sts and 24 rows = 4in/10 cm in Stockinette stitch, unblocked
16 sts and 26 rows = 4in/10 cm in Stockinette stitch, blocked
Put together your kit!
The yarnista team has created several color pairings for this shawl. You can see them all over here on our Instagram page. We’d also be happy to put together something custom for you! Give us a ring to order by phone or stop in to see our Dream State and Germantown collections in person.