Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Yowza Weight It Shawl 2 is now available!

Hi, Knitters,
It's here! 

I am having such a good time using up my Yowza Whatta Skein single skein purchases while I'm making shawls and I thought why not share these designs with you along the way. The second version in the series of the Yowza Weigh It Shawls is now available. There will be four shawls in the series. Each of these no-counting weigh only shawls is a completely different shape and has different weighing points. 

All four of these Yowza Weigh It Shawls (two are available at this time) will represent a classic shawl shape and all four will be done in garter stitch. All of the shawls together will make the perfect study in basic shawl shapes that could be adapted in a million different ways. 

I am running a discount code for the Yowza Weigh It Shawl 2 for $1.00 off the regular $5.00 price. It's good through Dec. 10, 2014.
The discount code is: YOWZA2

Here is some information you might like to know:
The Yowza Weigh It Shawl 2 was once again created in the spirit of dreamy simplicity.
I cast on 9 stitches to start and never counted my stitches again. The versatile half-hexagon or raglan-shaped shawl is another all-time favorite shawl shape of mine. It sits so nicely on your shoulders due to the two raglan-style lines of shaping in the body of the shawl. It can be worn many ways, over the shoulders and tied behind your back to create a shrug, over the shoulders and tied in the front, or wrapped up snugly around your neck to name a few.
Using one 8 ounce Yowza Whatta Skein! by the talented dyer Miss Babs and your trusty kitchen scale you will simply fly through the knitting of this shawl. It is another of the most addicting, fast and simple top-down shawl designs with a two row repeat (and one row is all knit) for the body of the shawl. The border is a light-ruffle with a very simple yarn-over stitch to create a more open and lighter weight fabric. The outcome is a wearable and simple shawl. There are only two places you need to weigh your yarn in the pattern.
Dream and garter stitch away!
This is the second Yowza Weigh It Shawl in the series of 4 shawls I will be releasing. Each shawl is a no-counting, weight it only shawl with a completely different shape and weighing points.
Finished measurements
Wingspan: 64-inches after blocking
Depth: 16-inches including the ruffle after blocking
Yarn: Miss Babs Yowza Whatta Skein (100% Superwash Merino Wool, a light worsted weight; 560 yards/ 8 ounces), 1 skein (The pattern is based specifically on the Yowza 8 ounce skein but other yarns could be substituted.)
The sample is knit in the Moonlight Stroll colorway, which has shades of blue and gray. Midnight Stroll is a repeatable Babette and is found on: www.missbabs.com
Needles: US size 9, 40-inch circulars or size to obtain gauge
Gauge: 4 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch
2 ring stitch markers, 1 detachable stitch marker
A kitchen scale that weighs in ounces and grams
yarn needle and scissors
The following photos show some of the details:

Another favorite way to wear the shawl is wrapped up around my neck. It's very warm. 
In the first cover photo I am wearing the shawl tied in the back as a shrug.

The coziest way to wear the shawl is over your shoulders and tied in front. The shawl brings so much warmth to your shoulders.

I only had 2 grams of yarn left over at the end of the shawl. This is the perfect shawl to use up an entire skein of Yowza Whatta Skein by Miss Babs! Or you can use 8 oz. of handspun or another combination of worsted weight yarn ~ any of these yarn choices will work great.

Click here for the Yowza Weigh It Shawl 2! Use the coupon code: YOWZA2 for $1.00 off!

Click here for the Yowza Weigh It Shawl! You can use the coupon code THELOOPYEWE through Nov. 28th, 2014 for 20% off!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend if you celebrate. I hope you have time to sit by the fire with your family and loved ones and knit and have some hot cocoa. I will be doing just that!

Love to you all.
xo ~ susan


grahamcrackerzz said...

Another gorgeous creation! Wish I could wear a shawl right now. Unfortunately, it will be 90º on Thanksgiving. I am thinking of moving my feast outdoors. That's So. Cal. for you!
Wish we could get rain. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones.

Anonymous said...

It's so exciting to see another shawl coming out with no counting and all that stuff that comes with it! I am wondering when the mittens for the little rascals or the men will come out... I was hoping to knit a pair or two for Christmas... Keep up the great work you do!

Pam said...

Oh, I'm going to have a little "home-study-course, making all 4 shawls, starting in the new year! :)
pamelajd on Rav

mary said...

I love this one! I just realized I have never knit a raglan shawl so it's time to correct that. Thanks for the discount! If you are still going to Pasadena in April 2014 for VKL, I'd love to show you around town a bit. Happy Thanksgivimg!

Rav: dimsumknitter

Anonymous said...

I'm a 15 yr old knitter and I like your shawl very much because it looks so easy. Can I use Lion Brand worsted yarn? That's all I have for now until Christmas... I hope I can do that. Thank you.

Susan B. Anderson said...

Hi to my 15-year-old reader,
You most certainly can use Lion Brand worsted weight yarn for the shawl!

You are right, this is not difficult and you can do it!

Thanks for writing.

Judy said...

Another gorgeous shawl pattern! This time I'll be sure to pay the extra & have Babs and her crew wind my Yowza!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours as well!


AnnM said...

Looks lovely! Thank you for the discount code : )

Anonymous said...

I'm having problems doing KYOK because my count isn't correct. I have three on the needle... Is that right? Is there a video somewhere for KYOK? I am doing Yowza1 shawl....

Anonymous said...

I don't know if it is me but I am having some heck of a problem doing KYOK... I have tried several times and I keep getting one extra stitch on my needle. How many stiches should be on the needle before you actually knit the row for the shawl? I'd be grateful for the help you can give? I wanna finish the shawl for Christmas! WAAAAH!


Susan B. Anderson said...

1. knit the stitch and leave it on the left needle. one new stitch is now on the right needle.
2. do a yarn over on the right needle. two new stitches are now on the right needle.
3. knit the same stitch again. 3 new stitches are on the right needle.

You have increased 2 stitches in the same stitch.

I hope this helps.

Susan B. Anderson said...

Anonymous with the k1yok1 question, I wrote it out in response to Sue's question. It is in the comments. I hope this helps. I somehow missed your question. I don't have a video but there might be one on YouTube, not sure.

k1, leave on needle, YO, k1 in same stitch ~ increase 2 sts., 3 sts will be on the right needle.


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the help... It helps a lot and I am now knitting up a storm! Thanks again for your help!!