Aurora Borealis Shawl/ 3 Kits

Price: $58.00
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Kit A, all Canopy Fingering -- left to right is Purple Passion, Cloud Forest, Obsidian, and Quetzal.
Kit A, all Canopy Fingering -- left to right is Purple Passion, Cloud Forest, Obsidian, and Quetzal.
Kit B:  Left to right you see Canopy Fingering in Mango, Fern, Orchid, and then Dulcet in Hunter Green.
Kit B: Left to right you see Canopy Fingering in Mango, Fern, Orchid, and then Dulcet in Hunter Green.
Kit C, all Dulcet:  Dark Teal, Natural, Dark Grey, Ruby
Kit C, all Dulcet: Dark Teal, Natural, Dark Grey, Ruby
The rest of the photos are of Natalia's original pieces.
The rest of the photos are of Natalia's original pieces.
Here you can see what the
Here you can see what the "wrong side" looks like. Pretty neat, yes?

 

There are times in every knitter's life that she/he searches for a change.  Periodically I find myself hunting for something different, something unique, something with a different technique or a different style, to enhance my interest in this our oh-so-creative craft.

And here is my latest find:  A glorious shawl called Aurora Borealis by Natalia Moreva.

The Design

This piece plays around with stacked increases and stacked decreases, a simple yet different technique which produces really neat results.  

I quote Natalia here: 

The pattern uses garter stitch and stacked decreases/increases. There is no stranding - you work with just one color in every row. 


150 g / 600 m of fingering yarn total should be enough for a scarf 180cm long. 

(For those of us metrically challenged, that is about 72" long.)

The Yarn

All that is really needed is a bunch of colors in fingering weight yarns that will work and play well together.  (Sounds like kindergarten, doesn't it?)

I have selected three sets of four colors each in fingering weight combining Canopy Fingering from The Fibre Company and Dulcet from KFI Luxury Collection. 

Canopy Fingering is a 50% baby alpaca/ 30% merino/ 20% viscose bamboo with 200 yards/ 50 grams.  

Dulcet is a blend of 60% extra-fine merino/ 20% cashmere/ 20% baby alpaca. This one has 180 yars (165m) per 50 gram skein.  

I guess it goes without saying that both feel absolutely delicious.  

The Colorways

Below is a description of the three kits I put together. 

Bear in mind that if a different combination sings to you, just contact us -- we are very willing to work with you to make it absolutely what you want.  

And if you would prefer adding a fifth colorway to your kit, again we would be very pleased to set it up with you.  

A. Canopy Fingering in Purple Passion/ Cloud Forest/ Obsidian/ Quetzal -- this set will include one skein each of Canopy Fingering in four colorways.  Purple Passion is a soft lilac,with just whispers of red-violet and wisteria to it.  Cloud Forest is a lovely gray that leans very slightly to the lilac side.  Obsidian is an almost-solid black/dark charcoal to add a bit of drama. And Quetzal is a sea green. (Sorry, sold out)

B. Canopy Fingering in Mango/ Fern/ Orchid plus Dulcet in Hunter Green -- this set has one skein each of four colorways, three of which are Canopy and one in Dulcet.  The Mango is a golden yellow.  Fern is a pale spring green.  Orchid is a creamy white.  And the Dulcet is a deep rich true green. 

You'll note that this kit is very slightly most costly than A; that is the Dulcet. 

C.  Dulcet in Dark Teal/ Natural/ Dark Grey/ Ruby -- this set consists of one skein each of four Dulcet colorways. Dark Teal is a deep blue teal, a turquoise.  Natural is a creamy ecru.  Dark Grey is a dark charcoal.  And Ruby is a deep rich red. 

If you look at the drop-down menu, you'll note again a bit of an extra cost for this kit.  The Dulcet is a bit more expensive of a yarn. 

We are not offering kits using the same yarn that Natalia used in her original pieces.  Some of hers use five different colors, some used three, some two.  Any combination can work beautifully.  

You can see what is in each kit with the inset photos on the top picture and again below that.  The photos of her original shawls are shown here so you can picture the design itself.  

One pattern repeat uses four colors so Natalia warns that if you decide to use all four colors in your kit together for this shawl, make sure not to repeat the same color sequence.  This is explained in the pattern.  Plus the pattern includes a coloring page which will help you decide where to put each of the colors in your kit. 

Fun!

The Pattern

Please note that the pattern is not included in this particular Kit.

You can purchase it directly from Natalia’s Ravelry Store  .  This way you will have the pattern saved in your Ravelry library and get any updates issued as well as a direct line to pattern support.  

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