Friday, November 06, 2015

1-2-3 Chickadee Shawl Pattern!

Hi, Knitters,
I have a new shawl pattern release for today! I am so in love with this wearable, squishy and extra-long shawl. I am excited to finally get to share the pattern with all of you.

Due to my excitement for the 1-2-3 Chickadee pattern release I am offering a discounted price for the first week. I have set the pattern price at $1.00 off the regular price per pattern starting today and going through Nov. 13th. To keep things as simple as this shawl, you don't need a code or coupon! The discount is automatic. 
The 1-2-3 Chickadee Shawl is now priced $4.00 per pattern. On November, 13th, 2015, the price will be at the regular price of $5.00 per pattern.  

The easy to memorize shawl pattern (it's so simple you won't believe it!) is worked on the bias and side-to-side.  The finished shape is long with a slightly asymmetrical shallow triangle.

Here is a little background and introduction to the new shawl pattern:

The 1-2-3 Chickadee Shawl was inspired by my collection of many skeins of the lovely Quince & Co. Chickadee yarn, some in the same color and many in different colors. I wanted to create a simple shawl that uses up all of three skeins of the Chickadee or 543 yards of a sport weight yarn. The long asymmetrical triangular shawl is knit side-to-side with very little stitch counting at all. You are basically keeping track of garter ridges and sets of garter ridges.  

The last page of the pattern is a checklist for each of the three sections. This comes in handy if you are one to keep track of things or if you are motivated by checking things off your list! The shawl can be made smaller by stopping at any point and then completing the final border or larger by continuing on in the pattern as set before completing the final border. It’s a very flexible design. I tell you exactly what I did but you can choose the size of your finished shawl.

The 1-2-3 Chickadee Shawl is just the easiest breeziest knit where the number of the skein you are on literally tells you what to do. For each of the 3 sections the number of garter ridges in a set matches the number of the skein you are on, 1, 2 or 3. 

It’s that simple.

Here is some specific pattern information you might like to know:

Yarn: Quince & Co. Chickadee (100% American Wool;181 yards/50 grams), 3 skeins OR 543 yards of a sport weight yarn

One-color shawl:
Sample 1: 3 skeins in Aleutian #148

Two-color shawl:
Sample 2: 1 skein in Dogwood #135 and 2 skeins of Chanterelle #118
For the two-color version, use the 1 skein of one color for Section 1. Before starting make a tassel and also measure out 10 grams for the final border as in the sample.

Three-color shawl:
Another color suggestion is to have 1 skein in each of 3 different colors, either coordinating for color-blocking or gradient colors. Before starting make tassels and if you want a contrast color for the final border, reserve about 10 grams of the color of your choice.

Needles: US size 7/4.5mm needles, 32-inch circular or longer

Gauge: 5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch before blocking

Yarn needle
Optional: 3-inch piece of cardboard for making tassels
Optional: Kitchen scale that weighs in grams to weigh the yarn for the tassels and for the final border. *If you don't have a scale you will have to estimate saving enough yarn for 4 rows and a picot bind off.

K  knit
P  purl
St(s) stitch(es)
Row(s) row(s)
K2tog knit two stitches together.
Kfb knit in the front and back of the same stitch.

Miss Molly, my son the photographer and I headed to my favorite woodsy path not far from our home to take some gorgeous and scenic fall photos. In the photo above Molly is wearing the Baa-ble Hat and the Louise cardigan both made in Quince & Co. Osprey. It's a true Quince & Co. outfit!

Here is the shawl made in three colors from my test knitter! It's gorgeous! Click here to see Kriste's project page and the colors she used!

photo from Kristebee on Ravelry

Here are some more of the photos from our beautiful autumn walk in the woods:

 I think the tassels are my favorite part. They are so sweet.

The picot edging adds just the right touch.

The shawl is perfect for wrapping lots of times. It is a lot like a long scarf!

 Above you can see the pattern changes. The garter ridges become more spaced out as you go!

1-2-3 Chickadee Shawl is such a fun and sweet knit. The shawl is light and airy. The Quince & Co. Chickadee sport weight yarn and the wide range of colors to choose from are just as sweet as the shawl itself. It is a perfect holiday gift shawl because the knitting is fast and simple for you as the knitter, and the shape makes it easy for anyone to wear and understand even non-knitters. 

I hope you take advantage of the discounted price if you are interested in the pattern. Just a reminder, the lower price is being offered from today, Nov. 6th through Nov. 13th, 2015, $1.00 off and no coupon or code is needed.

Click here for the pattern information or to purchase 1-2-3 Chickadee!

Have a fantastic fall weekend. I really appreciate all of the support, dear friends and knitters. You couldn't possibly know what it means to my family and me. 

I'll be back soon with much more.
xo ~ susan