Thursday, May 21, 2015

Yowza Weigh It Shawl 4 is Now Available!


Hi, Knitters,
The winner of the YOTH Yarns giveaway is..... elvensknits on Ravelry or Sharon Keller!

Congratulations to Sharon! I have contacted both Sharon and Veronika of YOTH Yarns to let them know and to coordinate the details of the prize. Thank you to everyone for the fantastic response. We had over 800 entries to win which is very exciting.

Now for some more fun news. I have finished the fourth shawl in my Yowza Weigh It Shawl series. That's right Yowza Weight It Shawl 4 is here!

The idea behind this continued study of shawl shapes is that you cast on using 8 ounces of a light worsted weight yarn (like the Miss Babs Yowza which is 560 yards) and you never count a single stitch! You keep track of what to do by weighing your yarn only one time while working on the shawl for the Yowza 4! 

The shape is an asymmetrical elongated triangle for the Yowza Weigh It Shawl 4. The entire shawl is worked in garter stitch including the applied edge. There is not a single purl stitch to be found. This shawl is incredibly simple with a 2 row repeat. You instantly have it memorized. 

All of the Yowza Weigh It Shawls 1-4 are based on the use of one skein of the very popular Yowza from Miss Babs. Other yarns could be substituted and would work fine. All of the shawls are incredibly simple, mostly all garter stitch, and they provide an excellent exploration of a variety of popular shawl shapes in a very easy to understand way.




Yowza Weigh It Shawl 4


Finished Measurements (after blocking): 78-inch wingspan, 16.5-inch depth

Yarn: Miss Babs Yowza (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 8 oz./560 yards), 1 skein.
The sample is knit in the Perfectly Wreckless colorway.

Weight of the finished shawl: 7 3/8 oz.

Needles: US size 8/5mm circular needles, 32-inch or size to obtain gauge

Gauge: 4.5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch

Materials:
Yarn needle to weave in ends
A detachable stitch marker
Kitchen scale that weighs in ounces and grams

Abbreviations:
k  knit
kfb  knit in the front and back of the same stitch to increase 1 stitch
k2tog  knit 2 stitches together to decrease 1 stitch
st(s)  stitch(es)
RS  right side
WS  wrong side

Pattern Notes:
The shawl is knit from side to side on the bias with a slow increase of stitches on one side. When a key amount of yarn is reached an applied garter stitch edging is added to finish the shawl. There is a continuous ribbed edging option in the pattern for those not interested in an applied edge detail.

In celebration for the Yowza 4 pattern release I have a discounted sale price for all 4 Yowza Weigh It Shawls. I have changed the price for all 4 Yowza Weigh It Shawls to $1.00 off the regular price of $5.00. 

The discount sale price of $4.00 is good from today, Thursday, May 21 through next Thursday, May 28th! After May 28th the price will go back to $5.00. 


Here are some photos of the shawl for you to enjoy. Note that no filters or any type of alteration has been used on the following photos and yes, the yarn is that brilliant on its own!









Thanks for stopping by! Have a great long holiday weekend if you are in the U.S. 

xo ~ susan

13 comments:

Andrea@ This Knitted Life said...

Idle fingers you have not. Lovely and fun indeed. Number Four, here we come!

Anonymous said...

thank you Susan! Casting on this weekend.
BTW what color yarn did you use for these pictures?

Susan B. Anderson said...

The colorway in the sample is called Perfectly Wreckless.

Have fun!

Beth Aalberts said...

Do you think you'll design any other Weigh It Shawls? They are so much fun!

chmurka said...

This is beautifull. I love the colours

Susan B. Anderson said...

Hi Beth Aalberts,
I think I will do at least one more. I'm not sure when but it will probably happen this summer sometime.

Thanks for asking.
susan

bspinner said...

Susan, I love your shawls and so far have knit two of your patterns. This one will be next on my list. Thanks for all your hard work.

Nana said...

Ordered the pattern. Trying not to order the yarn, but it's hard to resist! Thanks for such fun, easy knits.

sandi s said...

Thank you so much for your blog. I have been watching you do this shawl the different ways and bought #4. I also ordered the yarn so I will patiently wait for the yarn to arrive! Or not so patiently. LOL. Your socks are also something I'm going to try. Have a great weekend! Hugs,

Anonymous said...

No self-control here. I just purchased the pattern and the yarn. I love the look of this shawl and that's the perfect color way.
Thanks for the great project.
Sherry

Anonymous said...

No self-control here. I just purchased the pattern and the yarn. I love the look of this shawl and that's the perfect color way.
Thanks for the great project.
Sherry

Sam I Am...... said...

I love it!!!! I love the style and the yarn choice and I plan on making ALL the Yowza shawls....I need to get those patterns while they're on sale too!
Congrats to the Yoth giveaway thanks to you for all your wonderful inspiration! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

Jennifer Rozens said...

Perfectly Wreckless it is! Love the shawl and the colors ........ time off from socks!