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


Anonymous said...

Keeping it Simple...and Beautiful! Casting on immediately after coming out of sedation from shoulder surgery! Therapy and rehab will get me a perfect shawl - Thank you!

Claudia said...

Thanks! I've got it in my Raverly library now. It's shawl season now :-)

Izzy said...

Bought it! Love it! Cast on already. I would love more patterns like this.

Izzy said...

Bought it! Love it! Cast on already. I would love more patterns like this.

Unknown said...

Nice! Bought the pattern and ordered some yarn. This is perfect for mindless knitting on my train commute!

Natasha said...

I just bought this for my daughter, so she can branch out from the garter stitch scarves shes's been making. Can't wait to see what she does with it! Thank you for the coupon code! :)

Life and Knits said...

Hi Susan,
I'm a pretty new knitter but dubbed an ambitious knitter and have already downloaded the pattern to try. I purchased my Miss Babs (Jellyfish) at Stitches South in Atlanta and always knew the perfect pattern would come around for me to use it. Thank you so much!! Here's to trying!!

Have a great day from the fabulous Peach State!
Ravelry name: Barbys
Blog: http://www.susiecrafthappy.com

NancyW said...

This is perfect - I have several skeins of Yowza and can't wait to cast on!
Thanks so much

The Alaska Venhauses said...

Once again, a simple but beautiful pattern. This will be my pattern to work on during Basketball games. And I learned a new stitch, too! Keep up the good work and awesome patterns.

MadMax said...

Beautiful shawl -- thank you <3

Lindy said...

Susan, I love your designs and your patterns and follow your blog regularly. I do have a question - I have seen pics of you knitting with metal needles - colorful needles with silver tips. Can you possibly let us know what brand of needles these are? I've seen pics. of Stephanie Pearl McPhee knitting with similar needles and have wondered if hers are the same brand as yours?

Susan B. Anderson said...

These are the Signature Needle Arts needles. signatureneedlearts.com


Momof2Boys said...

Trying to purchase the pattern now - 11/12/14 at 6:01 pm PST. I was pretty sure the discount code was good through today but the Ravelry coupon code box is not accepting the discount code. Saying it is invalid. Please help! Was looking for another place to purchase but Rav seems to be the only place. Thank you!

Susan B. Anderson said...

I just selected Nov. 12 as the ending date for the sale. I guess I don't know exactly what time the discount code expires or expired.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Take care,

Cathy said...

Hi, I just bought your pattern. I'm a new knitter and I'm having trouble with the first part, K1yoK1, could you point me to a you tube video that would go with this? A woman in the yarn store was unable to help me.

Susan B. Anderson said...

Knit in the stitch and leave it on the left needle.
Bring the yarn to the front and make a yarn over on the right needle and to the back.
Knit in the front of the same stitch again.
Take the stitch off the needle.

You now have 3 stitches on the right needle.

I hope that helps.

Cathy said...

Thanks Susan, hate to ask a dumb question, but do you actually knit the stitch leaving it on the needle or do you just put the needle into the stitch and then yo?


Susan B. Anderson said...

Knit the stitch and leave it on the left needle. Yes, you actually knit the stitch, then do the yo on the right needle and then knit the stitch again. :)

Cathy said...

Thanks! I'm going to knit this for my sister who had a stroke and gets cold easily. Thanks for a wonderful pattern that a beginner could do!

Susan B. Anderson said...

Cathy, that is so sweet. i hope your sister is doing well and recovering. that is so nice to knit her a warm shawl.
xo, susan

Kathleen Kibblehouse said...

Great tutorial! I have a hat I want to line with fleece and these tips will be so handy. Question, When you line a hat do you line the entire hat or just the "headband" area?

Susan B. Anderson said...

Hi Kathleen,
For hats I just line the headband area, in the body of the hat before decreases start.

I hope you find this response because I think the question posted on the wrong post:)