Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Yowza Weigh It Shawl ~ now available!

Hi, Knitters,
The Yowza Weigh It Shawl is up and available for purchase now! 

I am running a $1 off discount code from today, Nov. 4th through Nov. 12th, 2014. The regular pattern price is $5.00 and with the discount code it is $4.00.

The discount code is: YOWZA

This is such an easy, fun, fast, addicting shawl that you may want to make more than one. I cast on with every intention of knitting a completely mindless shawl in garter stitch that used up an entire skein of Yowza Whatta Skein by Miss Babs. I succeeded. After you count the cast on stitches, 9 stitches to be exact, you don't ever have to keep track of anything or count stitches or rows again! Ahhhhh, it's so easy and relaxing this shawl.

I used a one of a kind colorway of Yowza called Top Secret. I purchased this a few years ago at the Sheep & Wool Festival in Lexington, Kentucky. Babs herself let me know yesterday on Facebook that a similar colorway that is repeatable is called Gal Noir which she is dying up today I think. However, there are so many other colorways that are beautiful and would work great! It is hard to choose. Either a variegated or a tonal would be perfect for this garter stitch shawl.

Again, there is no counting involved whatsoever in this simple crescent shaped shawl. Start with 8 ounces of a light worsted weight yarn, cast on and then repeat one row. Weigh your yarn occasionally as you go and when you reach a certain weight you start the ruffle border, weigh one more time to finish with a picot bind off. It's that fun and easy!

You could substitute other yarns but the shawl is based off of 8 ounces of a light worsted weight yarn. This is one skein of the Miss Babs Yowza, one of my most favorite yarns ever. Handspun would also be perfect for this shawl.

Here is some information you might like to know from the Ravelry project page:

The Yowza Weigh It Shawl was created in the spirit of dreamy simplicity.

I cast on 9 stitches to start and never counted my stitches again. No counting or keeping track of rows is needed. The versatile top-down shallow crescent-shaped shawl is knit in garter stitch throughout. 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 one of the most addicting, fast and simple shawl designs ever with a one row repeat for the body of the shawl. The outcome is a stunning and elegant shawl. There are only two places you need to weigh your yarn in the pattern. Dream and garter stitch away!

Finished measurements
Wingspan: About 72-inches after blocking
Depth: 14-inches including the ruffle after blocking

Yarn: Miss BabsYowza 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 Top Secret colorway which is a one-of-a-kind Babette skein that is not available. Babs Austerman, the dyer and owner of Miss Babs says the closest thing to the Top Secret in a repeatable Babette is a colorway called Gal Noir.  www.missbabs.com

Needles: US size 9, 40-inch circulars or size to obtain gauge

Gauge: 4 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch

Tools: A kitchen scale that weighs in ounces and grams and a yarn needle

Here are a few photos of the shawl!

The Yowza Weigh It Shawl is incredibly versatile with long shallow dimensions. It can be worn all wrapped up around your neck like a scarf, tied behind your back, worn as a traditional shawl around your shoulder, etc. It's a great gift shawl because of the versatility and simplicity of the knit.

A skein of Yowza and the pattern would be a great gift idea for any knitter on your list!

I loved knitting this shawl. I have three more skeins of Yowza in my stash right now. I am thinking I might do more simple "weigh it" shawl designs with different shapes for each of the skeins I own. 


Don't forget the discount code for $1 off the regular $5 price: YOWZA 

xo ~ susan