Monday, January 13, 2014

Prairie Ridge Shawl ~ Pattern Now Available!

Hi, Knitters,
The Prairie Ridge Shawl is now available for download in my Ravelry Pattern Shop! Be sure to read to the end before purchasing, I have a couple of opportunities for you.

I knit the Prairie Ridge Shawl last summer to be included in a kit from Infinite Twist. The kits are still available through Infinite Twist and the yarn included is beautiful hand dyed handspun yarn. The yarn and owner of Infinite Twist is from China. The owner, Cate, is an American and works with a women's cooperative personally and provides the wheels and spinning fiber and financial support for them. It is a wonderful company doing lots of good out there.

The shawl pattern is for a worsted weight yarn and it is a simple but entertaining knit because there are textured ridges and yarn over rows in between stockinette stitch rows. The increases are simple. The Prairie Ridge Shawl is a soothing and fun knit.

It is a great first time shawl pattern, too!

In this photo I have the shawl worn over my shoulders and tied behind my back. I love wearing it like this. This is a generous shawl but also one you could make smaller because the pattern could be stopped at any point. 

Here is some information you might like to know

Finished Measurements: 68-inch wingspan, 22-inch depth after blocking

Yarn: Infinite Twist worsted weight 100% wool; 550 yards

Needles: US size 7 circular needles, 32-inch or longer

Gauge: 5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch before blocking

Pattern Note: The gauge for this shawl doesn’t have to be exact, however, the yardage requirements will vary if the gauge is different. Also, this pattern doesn’t require a certain number of stitches at any certain point, you can easily make your shawl larger or smaller by continuing on or stopping at any time. Stopping at the end of a repeat is recommended when changing the size of the shawl. If the size is different than the pattern states the yardage requirements will be different as well.

I have knit this same shawl twice now and have started it a third time. I love this shawl. The layers in the photo above show the original shawl knit in Infinite Twist on the bottom, the middle layer is knit in my handspun in a about a sport weight (I added a different edging), and the top layer is the version I am currently working on in Brooklyn Tweed Loft, which is a fingering weight.

The shawl in the worsted weight is a hefty beautiful shawl. The sport weight handspun version was much lighter. I gave this version to my shawl swap partner at Knit East last fall. She loved it and wore it around for the rest of the event which made me feel really good.

The red Loft version is going to be light as air and I can't wait to finish it. I am making it with 2 skeins of the Brooklyn Tweed Loft. Shawls are always fun because you can vary the size through the yarn weight. I'll keep you posted on the final version of the Loft Prairie Ridge Shawl. I can't wait to wear it.

Here are a couple of photos of my handspun version:

I'll have to see if I can find the stitch I did for this edging. It was pretty cool. I didn't use it on the worsted weight version because the yarn was too heavy.

Here comes the good part! Look at this handspun yarn from Infinite Twist:

 (the gorgeous Box of Chocolates colorway)

(the beautiful Autumnal colorway)

I have enough of the Box of Chocolates and the Autumnal colorways (both worsted weight and 600 yards each) to make the Prairie Ridge Shawl and I want to share it with you!

I also have put the pattern for the Prairie Ridge Shawl on sale for $1.00 off with a coupon code through Ravelry. The coupon code is good for one week, through January 20th, 2014! The shawl is regularly priced at $5.00 and with the code it is $4.00.

The coupon code is:  PRAIRIE

So here is the deal. If you purchase the shawl pattern this week I will automatically enter your name in a drawing for the shawl's worth of Infinite Twist in either the Box of Chocolates or the Autmnal colorways. If you purchase the pattern and don't want to be included just let me know. I will select two winners through a random number generator after I get back from Vogue Knitting Live in NYC. I will ship the yarn to two winners the week of January 20th, 2014!

Good luck if you enter!

Have a great Monday, Knitters. It is going to be a busy week ahead.
best, susie


Veganrocks said...

I bought Prairie Ridge right away, but didn't get the discount. Help!

Susan B. Anderson said...

The discount code is working because others are using it for purchasing the pattern.

I'm not sure what happened. Sorry about that.

If you email me at: I can help you.


Anonymous said...

Got it! Can't wait!!

knitterlydesigns said...

Just bought it. I still get so many compliments on my quaker ridge. Great knit night knitting!

Beau said...

No place to insert discount code on the click of the "Buy Now" button. I looked and looked and looked - several times. Is it possible the people who took the discount did so buying from your Ravelry Store and not the coupon?

Susan B. Anderson said...

Beau ~ Oh, thank you! Maybe that's the problem. I think I'll take out the Buy Now button and people can just click over from the link to the Ravelry pattern page to purchase.

Thanks for letting me know. I've had a few people who are having problems with the discount code.


Christine said...

I just did it, too. When you "add it to cart", I input the code but it doesn't subtract. Have to go thru "buy it now" and then the code and apply appear.

I've read this before with other designers and remembered it..after it didn't work the first time.


Beau said...


I am thinking the button is the problem. The button carries one to the spot to begin entering info. The step where code is entered precedes this step. When one buys from the store, they are asked if buying with a coupon code.

Nan (a.k.a., Beau)

joan g said...

Thank you Susan. Have fun in New York. I can't wait to hear all about it.

Kristi ~ Ohio said...

Just purchased your pattern and didn't get the option to enter the discount. I had clicked the "buy now" button. No worries, happy to have the pattern and be entered in the contest. :D. Kristi (queenbee1958 on Ravelry)

Lizy Tish said...

Gorgeous shawl! Just got the pattern - no problems with the discount code (thank you for the discount!).

phyllis said...

I bought the shawl pattern when we did the KAL from the Itty-Bitty site. I love the shawl, always get compliments when I wear it and it will travel with me on our upcoming cruise. I'd love to be entered into the yarn giveaway, if that is possible.
Thanks again, Susan for a fantastic pattern!
Phyllis aka: daylily1220

floribunda said...

wonderful shawl, great yarn! I'd love to know about that lacy edging if you have a chance to post it...

Julie said...

Thank you! I bought it this morning. -Tanknit

Elaine said...

Beautiful. I just bought the pattern. Thanks for the opportunity to get the yarn!!

Elaine said...

Thank you. I just bought it this morning.

km said...

Bought the pattern yesterday and I spent some time looking through my stash. I'm wondering, when you knit the dk and the fingering weight shawls, did you change the needle size or just the yarn weight. There aren't many projects on Ravelry yet.

Susan B. Anderson said...

km ~
I used Us 6s for the dk/sport weight and US 5s for the fingering weight.

Unknown said...

Purchased the pattern! I have fingering weight idk what to do with and I'd love to make this shawl with it!:D Thanks so much Susan! :D

Anonymous said...

Purchased! It is a lovely shawl and can't wait to CO! ~Flaneuse