Sunday, May 27, 2018

Transient knitting for summer

by joskein on Ravelry
#1025 Pastel Pop
Michelle Hunter's new shawl knitting pattern, "Transient," is perfect for summer knitting. It is a free pattern and uses "Concentric," a new gradient worsted yarn by Hikoo for Skacel. The colors are glorious and your knitting will be fast as you move from one color to the other and also one stitch to the other. Concentric is 100% baby Alpaca, so this lovely shawl can be worn on cool summer nights or warmly around your neck this winter as a triangle scarf. The finished scarf or shawl is 53" at the widest depth and 27" deep.

Transient uses only one cake of Concentric, 437 yds (200 grams). The yarn is worsted and this knitting pattern is worked with a US 8 (5mm) needle. The going rate online for Concentric is about $50.00 a skein, some are gouging at $59.99, but I have found a few mini bargains, too.

Webs, in Northampton, Massachusetts, has five colors of Concentric at $47.95 plus shipping. A yarn seller on Amazon presents the cakes in seven different colorways at $49.95 with free shipping.  The display of color choices is exceptionally good on Amazon, but it looks like there are only two available at this writing: "Burbs" and "Heart Strings".

I found the best price for Concentric at Graywood Designs in Pigeon, Michigan at $38.95, plus shipping and sales tax, $48.29. The platform for choosing your favorite color yarn cake is excellent. There are several color yarn cakes in stock with others on backorder.

You will find the free pattern for Transient on Ravelry. You must download the instructions to your device now, as this pattern is only free until June 1. Saving the pattern to your library does not save the instructions.

This pattern is a working KAL very near the end, sponsored by Skacel Yarns. You can find the extensive instructions from Michelle Hunter here on at Knit Purl Hunter.

Thank you to joskein for the use of her photo.

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