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

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

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